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European Space Solutions conference 5-7 November 2013 in Munich
The European Space Solutions, will bring together business and the public sector with users and developers of space-based solutions in Munich from 5-7 November 2013. "Environmental Protection" will be one of the conference's five targeted session topics. It will focus on helping users to better leverage and benefit from the wide range of information and services offered by space applications, which can be used to help better protect the environment. This year's Copernicus Masters Awards Ceremony will be an official part of the conference programme ... [MORE]

Public Voting GEO Illustration Challenge Now Open
In its Copernicus Masters Illustration Challenge "Traces of Humankind" GEO magazine was looking for illustrations that accentuate humankind's footprint on our blue planet by applying graphical and artistic techniques to satellite imagery. The submission phase has ended on 30 June. Almost 70 images have been submitted and 20 finalists have been selected by a jury. Vote now for your favourite entry and get the chance to win a one-year free subscription to GEO (language your choice) ... [MORE]

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Success Story: ThermCERT spun out into an independent company
The winning project (ThermCERT) of the DLR Environmental Challenge 2012 has the objective to introduce a reliable and cost effective thermal auditing and evaluation system for wide areas of urban and non-urban environments for such end users including local/national governments, NGOs, business/enterprise and other such carbon market actors/customers ... [MORE]
If you also have an idea dedicated to environmental protection register for the DLR Environmental Challenge of the Copernicus Masters here.

© ThermCERT
Success Story: TerraSAR-X support to DeforestAction in Borneo
DeforestAction was named the 2011 Copernicus Master thanks to its innovative approach of crowd-sourced tropical forest monitoring to provide the intelligence required to halt illegal deforestation. In the presented pilot of Earthwatchers concept near real-time access to EO data was secured through TerraSAR-X ortho-rectified imagery and automatically generated change information ... [MORE]

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Start up company to forecast harvest for the business world
Every day, satellites send masses of data to Earth that can be used not only to predict the weather, but also plant growth and anticipated agricultural yields ... [MORE]

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DO YOU KNOW…?
By what percentage health related issues due to air pollution have risen over the last 30 years?

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Public Voting GEO Illustration Challenge Now Open
Success Story: ThermCERT spun out into an independent company
Success Story: TerraSAR-X support to DeforestAction in Borneo
Start-up company to forecast harvest for the business world
number of the month

1 One drop of hazardous substance can pollute thousands of litres of water for years
Source: ESA
dates and events

1 June to 15 September
Submission phase for all Challenges

15 July to 18 September
Voting for GEO Illustration Challenge

15 July to 17 July
UK Space Conference, Glasgow, UK

9 to 13 September
Summit on Earth Observation Business, Paris, France

12 to 13 September
European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

5 November
Awards Ceremony 2013

5 to 7 November
European Space Solutions 2013, Munich, Germany

 
 

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