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November 12, 2014

Copernicus Climate Change and Atmosphere Monitoring Services Launched

BRUSSELS, Nov. 11, 2014—A ground-breaking agreement was signed in Brussels today between the European Commission and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). This agreement means that ECMWF will be managing the Copernicus Climate Change and Atmosphere Monitoring Services. The European Union’s flagship Copernicus programme ensures operational monitoring of the atmosphere, oceans, and continental surfaces, and

November 12, 2014

Airborne Hydrography Awarded Best Optics and Photonics Company

Stockholm, Sweden, Nov. 12, 2014—Airborne Hydrography AB (AHAB), an affiliate company of Leica Geosystems that works closely with the Geospatial Solutions Division, is the winner of this year’s PhotonicSweden industry award for its contribution to the field of photonics, including the development and marketing of an airborne measurement system based on LIDAR technology and the company’s

November 11, 2014

Increased Cooperation in the Use of Global Navigation Satellite Systems for Sustainable Development

VIENNA/PRAGUE, Nov. 10, 2014—The International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG) opened its ninth meeting today at the Prague Headquarters of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) to work on improving coordination among providers of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). "Significant progress continues to be made through the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems

November 11, 2014

NASA Discusses Application of Earth Science for Planning in African Union Nations

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2014—NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach, and U.S. Ambassador to the African Union (AU) Reuben Brigety, met this week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to discuss resources available to help mitigate the impacts in Africa of global climate change. On Monday, Bolden delivered high-resolution topographical data for the African continent to the technical committee

November 11, 2014

1Spatial Cloud Pivotal to Data Quality for Large European Data Project

Cambridge, United Kingdom, Nov. 11, 2014—1Spatial plc, the spatial big data company, was called upon by SINFOGEO, a GIS consultancy, to provide a robust, flexible and easy-to-use cloud-based solution. This was for a public tender to complete the production of a new national 100k scale cartographic series in Spain. SINFOGEO opted to use 1Spatial Cloud for

November 10, 2014

DLR and ESA Sign Collaborative Ground Segment Cooperation for Sentinel Data

With the first Copernicus satellite now operational, ESA and the DLR German Aerospace Center have signed an arrangement on managing and accessing Sentinel data. The Sentinel family of satellites is being developed to meet the operational needs of Europe’s environment monitoring programme, Copernicus. The first in the fleet, Sentinel-1A, was launched in April and began

November 10, 2014

Prestigious University Challenge Awards Innovative Hail Suppression Project

The University Challenge is one of the highlights of the annual European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC). This special prize rewards innovative ideas emerging from Europe’s universities. In 2014, the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim (Germany) won over the international expert jury with its hail suppression project RO-BERTA. “Winning this prize once again demonstrates that interdisciplinary

November 10, 2014

Swiss Space Systems Concludes First Phase Drop-test Flight Campaign in North Bay

NORTH BAY, Ont.,Canada, Nov. 10, 2014—Swiss Space Systems (S3) has concluded the first phase of a drop-test flight campaign with the help of Canadore College and its partners in North Bay. These first test flights were done with the purpose of testing and validating avionics systems, drone systems, Guidance-Navigation-Control instruments and various sensors. All system components were

November 10, 2014

One of World’s Largest Infrared Telescopes to Help Lockheed Martin Track Orbital Debris

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 6, 2014—Lockheed Martin has partnered with the University of Arizona to operate the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) located on Maunakea, Hawaii. The agreement expands the corporation's support of scientists pursuing a broad range of research, from the study of orbital debris to deep space astronomy. For 35 years,

November 6, 2014

Nuclear Non-proliferation Project Wins Copernicus Masters High-Res Challenge

Tamara Patton from the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation has been named the this year’s winner of the European Space Imaging’s High-Res Challenge with a project which aims to use the sub-daily access capability of the SkySat constellation of small satellites to monitor illegal nuclear weapons testing. A second aspect of her project is

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