Earth Observation

Americas set for total lunar eclipse

Originally by BBC- Skywatchers in the Americas will be able to catch a rare celestial show as Earth's shadow falls across the Moon.

Posted on April 14th, 2014
Earth Observation

Sustainable Mobility Partnership Forged at World Urban Forum

MEDELLIN, Colombia, April 10, 2014 (ENS) - Achieving sustainable transport and mobility globally is one of the three critical areas of focus for the new Greener Cities Partnership launched Tuesday at the World Urban Forum in Medellin.

Posted on April 11th, 2014
Earth Observation

SERVIR-Africa: Sharing Data for Member Benefit

The SERVIR-Africa partnership with RCMRD promotes an increase in data sharing among RCMRD's member nations. A flood modeling system that will help member states anticipate and prepare for flooding is in its pilot stages.

Sarah Frazier, posted on April 6th, 2014
Disasters, Earth Observation, Quick Look

Cruising for Ocean Data

Originally Published by NASA - Scientists from NASA are cruising on a research vessel from New Zealand to Tahiti by way of the Southern Ocean. Their objective: gather detailed measurements of Pacific sea water that will be used to validate satellite measurements

Posted on April 5th, 2014
Earth Observation, Technology, Water

Sentinel-1A launch timeline

Originally Published by ESA - launch dayFind below a detailed timeline for the launch of Sentinel-1A on 3 April 2014. Liftoff is set for 21:02:31 GMT on Soyuz ST flight VS07 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. This is a real-time activity and all times are subject to change.

Posted on April 3rd, 2014
Earth Observation

Miss the moon and Venus this morning? Photos here

Originally Published by EarthSky - So many of you posted wonderful shots of this morning’s pairing of the moon with the brightest planet, Venus – March 27, 2014 – in the predawn sky. Here are a few of our favorites. Thanks to all who posted!

Posted on March 27th, 2014
Earth Observation

Upcoming Solar Flares and You

2014 is a peak year in the 11-year cycle of solar flares. While the radiation from flares poses little direct threat to people on Earth, the flares can disrupt signals or influence what we see in our night skies.

Meg Schneider , posted on March 26th, 2014
Earth Observation, Quick Look

Climate Conditions Help Forecast Meningitis Outbreaks

Originally Published by IEEE - Wind and dust conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa Africa can help predict a meningitis epidemic.

Posted on March 20th, 2014
Earth Observation

Twenty Buses a Day: The High Stakes Race to Create a Global Cholera Early Warning System

What infectious disease kills the most children under the age of five? If you guessed malaria or AIDS, guess again. Cholera claims more victims than either of those diseases. Now, a team of researchers are developing a method to provide early warning of cholera outbreaks. If successful, the effort could drastically reduce the number of cholera deaths.

Osha Gray Davidson, posted on March 18th, 2014
Articles, Climate, Earth Observation, Health, Oceans, Water