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November 13, 2012

Hunting Fossils from Afar

Colleagues at Western Michigan University are using data from the Landsat 7 satellite’s Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus instrument to find fossils.

November 13, 2012

U.K. Aerial Firm Completes Comprehensive Tree Map

Aerial mapping firm Bluesky has compiled the first countrywide 3-D map of English and Welsh trees, complete with detailed modeling of tree heights and canopy cover.

November 13, 2012

Small Drone Assists Italian Utility Company

An Aermatica small unmanned aircraft system is helping Italian utility company ENEL remotely monitor its power plants to prove to the Italian government it can be done safely and effectively.

November 6, 2012

NOAA Images Show Storm’s Immense Power

Before-and-after aerial images of the New Jersey coastline just north of where Hurricane Sandy made landfall clearly illustrate why meteorologists are calling the hurricane “Superstorm Sandy.”

November 6, 2012

One-Man Show Takes Top European Space Agency Prize

A one-man Dutch business won the top prize in the European Earth-monitoring competition. The winning project, Cerberus, exploits social media to advance Earth observation applications.

November 6, 2012

Lighter-Than-Air Earth Observation Faces Challenges

A Government Accountability Office report cites technical challenges and rapid acquisitions of some lighter-than-air Earth observation platforms as problematic.

November 6, 2012

Taking a Volcano’s Pulse from Space

A new study from the University of Miami shows that satellite images of inflating magma balloons deep beneath the ground can help predict the eruptions of some volcanoes.

October 30, 2012

GeoEye Chief Ponders Next Move

After DigitalGlobe finalizes its acquisition of GeoEye in 2013, GeoEye CEO Matt O’Connell plans to pursue “some fascinating ideas floating around and important contributions to be made.”

October 30, 2012

Dead Earth Observation Satellite “A Ticking Time Bomb”?

An International Institute of Space Law member says if the European Space Agency’s Envisat satellite damages another satellite, the agency could be held liable for gross negligence.

October 30, 2012

Scientist Aims for Better Earth Observation Tools

Carnegie Institution for Science’s Greg Asner says most of today’s Earth observation tools lack “the richness of data needed to understand the impact that humans are having on Earth.