GeoWrap:World’s space agencies propose setting up a climate observatory; Esri will help...

GeoWrap:World’s space agencies propose setting up a climate observatory; Esri will help power the UN’s new global Data Hub and more

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World’s space agencies propose setting up a climate observatory

France: World’s leading space agencies have proposed the creation of a climate observatory to pool acquired data and share it with scientists throughout the world, as per a declaration adopted on Monday in Paris. On the eve of the One Planet Summit organized in the French capital, the space agencies’ chiefs met to discuss climate monitoring from space, including such areas as greenhouse gases, water resource management and the use of satellites during natural disasters…(Read More)

Esri will help power the UN’s new global Data Hub

EsriUS: Esri and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) are working with a number of member states to utilize a data hub that will allow countries to measure, monitor, and report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a geographic context. This new hub, called the Federated System for the SDGs, is based on Esri’s ArcGIS platform and will use location intelligence to make it easier for countries to collect, analyze, and share the data required to monitor progress toward the SDGs… (Read More)

UAE becomes a member of International Charter on Space and Major Disasters

UAE: The UAE Space Agency, the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA), and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), have jointly announced that the UAE has become an official member of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters. UAE has become the first Islamic country in the world to get the membership of the organization, which requires members to possess advanced space-based Earth observation capabilities. According to the Charter, member states…(Read More)

SSL to provide access to space for small satellite constellation

US: SSL, a unit of Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler, and Associates.) has announced that it has partnered with a team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the University of Michigan (UM) selected by the agency to conduct a Phase A mission study under NASA’s Explorers Program. SSL’s role in the mission, called the Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment (SunRISE), is to provide a ride beyond geosynchronous orbit (GEO) for a constellation…(Read More)

Global Aerospace names DARTdrones as its SM4 safety program UAV training partner

US: Global Aerospace has announced a partnership which will provide sUAS operators with exclusive resources and opportunities to increase the safety culture within the drone industry. DARTdrones will be the exclusive UAV training partner of Global Aerospace’s SM4 Safety Program. DARTdrones has been committed to helping organizations develop safe and efficient sUAS programs with their vetted expert flight instructors offering distinct in-person and online training courses…(Read More)

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Privatization in space sector is driving the growth: Kirk Pysher, President, ILS

 

 

In an exclusive interview with the Geospatial world, Kirk Pysher, President of International Launch Services(ILS) explains how privatization in space sector is driving the growth of the industry. Watch the full interview to know more…(See Here)

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Ordnance Survey has a unique Christmas gift idea

Ordnance SurveyChristmas festive season is considered incomplete without splurging cash, exchanging gifts, shopping sprees and scrumptious festive banquets for friends and family. But there is something more to it that enriches the festive experience and makes it refreshingly memorable. Ordnance Survey has come with a unique gift idea for festive shoppers — an OS Custom Made map. The map is ideal for both outdoor enthusiasts and for anyone who wants to frame a memory of a particular time…(Read More)