December 13, 2014
Conservation biology has been tasked with coordinating research and monitoring efforts to revert the current biodiversity crisis. Rooted in ecology, the discipline traditionally sought relevant information from ground-based methodologies. On the other hand, the roots of environmental remote sensing lie in the geography and engineering disciplines.
December 12, 2014
As landslides caused by heavy rain again closed roads across Scotland this autumn an innovative Scottish company has won a prestigious European competition for a satellite monitoring application which could help alleviate the ongoing transport problem. At an impressive awards ceremony in Berlin, Stevenson Astrosat, one of Scotland's most ambitious space technology companies, was awarded
December 10, 2014
LONGMONT, Colo., Dec. 10, 2014 — The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) and commercial imagery intelligence company AllSource Analysis (ASA) announced a strategic partnership to use satellite imaging and analysis to monitor and report on North Korea’s notorious political prison system. “Up to 120,000 citizens are being held without due process in horrific, inhumane conditions
December 10, 2014
HALIFAX, Canada, Dec. 10, 2014—Attention scientists, engineers, technologists, environmental managers and other stakeholders in Digital Earth: we welcome your participation in the Digital Earth 2015 Symposium as a presenter, and invite you to submit an Abstract of your proposed oral or poster presentation for consideration. The event will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from Oct.
December 10, 2014
Lima, Peru, Dec. 8, 2014—At the Global Landscape Forum over the weekend the World Resources Institute (WRI) launched several new initiatives of Global Forest Watch (GFW). One of these is the incorporation of CIAT’s Terra-I into the GFW platform. Louis Reymondin spoke at the launch event showing an example of the use of Terra-I in Peru. Terra-I will expand
December 9, 2014
NASA’s Hurricane and Severe Storms Sentinel mission investigated four tropical cyclones in the 2014 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season.
November 25, 2014
Leicestershire, Nov. 25, 2014—Arguments about which UK city has the most polluted air could be put to rest once and for all thanks to a landmark new project that uses state of the art techniques to measure air pollution in city environments. A partnership between the University of Leicester and aerial mapping company Bluesky is aiming to improve
November 18, 2014
Global Fishing Watch provides a global view of commercial fishing. The new platform was born from a partnership among Oceana, Skytruth and Google.
November 17, 2014
Nov. 17, 2014—The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) seeks public comment on the candidate Earth Observation Metadata Profile of the OGC Observations and Measurements (O&M) Standard. The Earth Observation (EO) Metadata profile of Observations and Measurements is intended to provide a standard schema for encoding Earth Observation product metadata to support the description
November 12, 2014
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