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SURPRISE partners meeting (virtually) soon

The periodic virtual consortium meeting of SURPRISE is about to start! Once again, a busy agenda for our partners, who are going to discuss the progress of research activities and upcoming dissemination and eng...


Earth Day 2022

April 22nd 2022 is Earth Day. This is the chance to reflect on the condition of our planet, on how we are treating it and on what we can do to improve it. In a video message for Earth Day 2022, UN Secretary-Gen...


Happy Easter from SURPRISE!

Easter in space can be lots of fun! Last year, we invited our followers to join us in the ESA’s Easter egg hunt FROM space. Thanks to the powerful eyes of Copernicus Sentinel-2, we could spot four egg-shaped bu...

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SURPRISE on stage @SPIE Photonics Europe 2022

Next week SURPRISE will be presented at the SPIE Photonics Europe event that will take place in Strasbourg from 3rd to 7th April 2022. SPIE Photonics Europe is a biennial cross-disciplinary event highlighting c...

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Busy months ahead for SURPRISE

SURPRISE Partners met online on 10/03/2022 for their first full consortium meeting of 2022. Discussion focused on a number of topics, including research advances, upcoming activities, dissemination and exploita...


Happy birthday Envisat!

This week marks an important anniversary for space innovation in Europe: on March 1st 2002, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Earth Observation satellite Envisat into orbit. Envisat was an advanced p...


A fast growing market for Earth Observation applications

In January 2022, the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) published the first issue of the Earth Observation (EO) & Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Market Report. The Report provi...


Satellite data and remote sensing in the spotlight at COP26

COP26 was held in Glasgow from October 31st to November 13th 2021, with the aim to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Glasgow summi...


A very successful fourth edition for the ESA Φ-WEEK

A few weeks ago, we told you about the then-upcoming ESA Φ-WEEK taking place from October 11th to 15th 2021. The event was very successful, with over 3,800 registered attendees from 91 countries, with 17 main s...

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Last week SURPRISE was presented at the 16th International Workshop on Advanced Infrared Technology & Applications 2021. The AITA Conference was held online from 26th to 28th October 2021. It addressed dive...