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The ESA Earth Observation Φ-week

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising a Φ-week event focusing on EO Open Science and FutureEO - to review the latest developments in Open Science trends and kick-start innovative activities of the recently created Φ-department looking at FutureEO, and its associated Φ-lab aiming to identify, support and scale bold EO ideas.
The event will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN from 12 to 16 November 2018.

EO4wildlife Newsletter issue-5 July’18

The fifth EO4wildlife Newsletter is now available. The Newsletter includes the announcement of the project final event. The event will provide insight into the EO4wildlife results on Friday 23rd of November 2018. Toulouse has been chosen as place to host this event and present the EO4wildlife platform.

This issue also includes an article about the third Advisory Board meeting that took place in Paris. During 2018 the project has also been promoted in relevant events worldwide (Japan, France, Malaysia and USA). A summary of these events has been included in this newsletter.

Earth Day: How big data and analytics can help protect the planet for future generations

Sir David Attenborough, the internationally renowned naturalist and broadcaster once said: “An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment.” His most recent series, Blue Planet 2 and Planet Earth 2, have highlighted the stark reality that our planet, this giver of joy, is in more danger than ever before. From plastics poisoning marine life to destroying our birds’ natural habitats with over-foresting - the natural world around us might never recover unless industries, governments and individuals are willing to act.

2nd Review Meeting in Brussels

On the 31st of January took place the second Review meeting in Brussels. The EO4wildlife team presented the current status of the project and the work done during the second year of the project. The last version of the EO4wildlife platform was showed presenting the main features and current services of the tool.

Before the Review Meeting, the EO4wildlife team also planned the next steps of the project for 2018.