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ARSET Webinar Series: Atmospheric CO2 and CH4 Budgets to Support the Global StocktakeMay 8, 2022Categories: Carbon, Climate

Recognising that the rapid build up of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and other anthropogenic greenhouse gases (GHGs) is the primary driver of climate change, Parties to the Paris Agreement have resolved to rapidly reduce their emissions. To track progress toward this goal, Parties are compiling inventories of anthropogenic GHG emissions and removals, which are […]

CEOS Support to SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesApril 29, 2022

This is the third in a series of six articles focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and how Earth observation, in particular CEOS, can help in reaching these goals. The series of articles includes: CEOS Support to the UN Sustainable Development Goals CEOS Support to SDG 6: Clean Water & Sanitation  CEOS Support […]

CEOS Database Report: Q1 2022April 14, 2022

Visit database.eohandbook.com to find and search for CEOS agency Earth Observation missions and instruments. The below report summarises key recent satellite launches and status changes, as well as upcoming satellite launches. Over the last three months, CEOS agencies launched seven Earth Observation satellite missions. View the report in your browser here.

Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich: the new Reference Altimetry MissionApril 11, 2022

Following the project scientists’ recommendation during the last Ocean Surface Topography Science team meeting, on 24 March, CEOS Ocean Surface Topography Virtual Constellation (OST-VC) members declared Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich as the new Reference Altimetry Mission for the worldwide altimetry constellation. For more than four decades, scientists have used satellite-based instruments known as radar altimeters to […]

CEOS-ARD Newsletter Issue #1April 11, 2022

The first edition of the CEOS-ARD Newsletter has been published! Read about the new Aquatic Reflectance PFS, new CEOS-ARD products Sentinel-2 and EnMAP, and how CEOS-ARD is helping to power Digital Earth Africa.  

CEOS Support to SDG 6: Clean Water & SanitationMarch 22, 2022

This is the second in a series of six articles focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and how Earth observation, in particular CEOS, can help in reaching these goals. The series of articles includes: CEOS Support to the UN Sustainable Development Goals CEOS Support to SDG 6: Clean Water & Sanitation (this article) […]

New Analysis Ready Data Product Family Specifications: Aquatic ReflectanceMarch 1, 2022

On 23 February 2022, CEOS’s Land Surface Imaging Virtual Constellation (LSI-VC) endorsed a new Analysis Ready Data (ARD) Product Family Specification (PFS) for Aquatic Reflectance (AR) products. Following the provisional endorsement of the AR PFS at the LSI-VC-10 meeting in May 2021, the team at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), GEO AquaWatch and related science […]

Looking Forward: The Future of Open DataFebruary 14, 2022

This is the final in a series of three articles on Open Data that has been prepared as a contribution to the 2021 NASA CEOS Chair theme “Space-based Earth Observation Data for Open Science and Decision Support”. Open Data for Impact looking at the origins of data sharing principles, and satellites and open data. Outcomes […]

Outcomes of Open Data PoliciesJanuary 31, 2022

This is the second in a series of three articles on Open Data that has been prepared as a contribution to the 2021 NASA CEOS Chair theme “Space-based Earth Observation Data for Open Science and Decision Support”. Open Data for Impact looking at the origins of data sharing principles, and satellites and open data. Outcomes […]

New CEOS ARD Compliant Surface Reflectance Products: Sentinel-2 and EnMAPJanuary 28, 2022

The CEOS Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV) has concluded their assessment of ESA’s Sentinel-2 Level-2A and DLR’s EnMAP Surface Reflectance (SR) products, finding that both are CEOS ARD compliant at the Threshold level. CEOS Analysis Ready Data (ARD) are satellite data that have been processed to a minimum set of requirements and organized […]