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GMES Masters is now Copernicus Masters
Now that the European Commission has renamed its Earth observation programme (previously known as GMES) to Copernicus, Europe's Earth-Monitoring Competition is following suit with a new look, a new name - Copernicus Masters - and new supporting partners in 2013 ... [MORE]

GEO Announces Illustration Challenge
As part of the European Earth Monitoring Competition "Copernicus Masters", GEO magazine is inviting illustrators and graphic designers to view our planet from a very different perspective. Under the heading "Traces of Humankind", participants will be asked to accentuate humankind's footprint on our blue planet by applying graphical and artistic techniques to satellite imagery ... [MORE]

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Measuring the world with GEO
In an interview Jürgen Bischoff, editor at GEO magazine, spoke about the GEO Illustration Challenge "Traces of Humankind", the truth of satellite images and the common features of space and archeology ... [MORE]

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ESA App Camp 2013 - Last Call: Registration open until 25 March
The European Space Agency (ESA) is inviting 20 app developers to the second ESA App Camp at its ESRIN location in Italy. Don`t miss your chance to meet with like-minded people, create mobile applications using satellite data, and gain insight into ESA's work. ... [MORE]
droidcon 2013 - The biggest independent and international Android conference
The 5th droidcon will take place from 7-10 April in Berlin. droidcon is all about the Android community coming together to learn about the latest developments from the experts. The event includes a hackathon, a barcamp, and a two-day conference ... [MORE]

How many cubic metres of rock, sand, and limestone were reclaimed to build the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai (UAE)?

Think you know the answer? Vote now:

20,000,000 m3
65,500,000 m3
94,000,000 m3

in this issue

GMES Masters is now Copernicus Masters
GEO Announces Illustration Challenge
Measuring the world with GEO
ESA App Camp 2013 - Last Call
droidcon 2013
number of the month

100 At current expansion rates, European urban areas will grow by nearly 100% by the year 2100.
Source: ESA
dates and events

7 February to 25 March
Registration phase ESA App Camp

15 February to 30 June
Submission phase GEO Illustration Challenge

07 to 10 April
droidcon 2013, Berlin, Germany

08 to 10 April
International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment, Paphos, Cyprus

10 to 11 April
Monitoring Matters - In-situ coordination in support of GMES/Copernicus operations, Copenhagen, Denmark

23 April
Environment and risk management: the added value of satellite applications, Brussels, Belgium


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