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January 24, 2012

Vietnam to Build Its First EO Satellite

Japanese experts are to help Vietnam build its first Earth-observation satellites to help the Southeast Asian country plan for the effects of climate change and natural disasters.

January 24, 2012

Border Patrol Wants More California Drone Flights

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are looking to expand the use of remotely piloted surveillance aircraft to cover nearly all of California.

January 17, 2012

Earth Observation Industry Buoyant Despite Challenging Economic Environment

By Adam Keith, Euroconsult (www.euroconsult-ec.com), Montreal. The upswing in Earth observation (EO) satellite capacity looks set to continue, matching growing commercial and political demand for EO data, services and supporting missions. In total, 111 satellites were launched for EO, excluding meteorology, between 2001 and 2010 from 26 countries, including commercial missions, compared with 251 satellites

January 17, 2012

State of the Industry Report

What Are the Most Significant Forces Shaping the Remote Sensing Industry? How would you respond to this question? Perhaps even more important, what are the key industry challenges and their possible solutions? Earth Imaging Journal’s staff solicited the professional views of our Editorial Advisory Board members on these questions for our annual State of the

January 16, 2012

ESA Earth Observation Program in Jeopardy

The European Space Agency’s director general threatens to keep its GMES satellites grounded rather than place them in orbit without sustainable funding guarantees by the European Union.

January 16, 2012

Lawsuit Asks: Who’s Flying Civilian Drones Today?

As the introduction of unmanned aircraft into civil airspace edges closer, digital rights watchdog group Electronic Frontier Foundation raises Earth observation privacy concerns in court.

January 16, 2012

EO Drone Guides Tanker to Alaska Port

As citizens of Nome, Alaska, anxiously await critical fuel supplies, a small Earth observation drone helps assess potentially dangerous ice conditions and environmental impacts in and around the harbor.

January 16, 2012

Greenland Ice Growing Darker

During the last decade, satellites have observed a decrease in the bright surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet reflectiveness—the darker surface now absorbs more sunlight, which accelerates melting.

January 16, 2012

Earth’s Ice Data Now at Your Fingertips

You can use your iPhone or iPad to track the European Space Agency’s CryoSat mission in real time, as well as visualize the satellite’s latest ice sheet measurements with a vertical profile tool.

January 16, 2012

Yellowstone Forests at Risk from Fires

The high mountain forests of western North America need fire, but Yellowstone National Park is at a tipping point—more frequent fires could wipe out its dense conifer forests as early as 2050.