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Global Methane Assessment launched by UNEP and CCAC

The United Nations recently launched the Global Methane Assessment. It was released by Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) and the United Nations Environment Programme. The Climate Clean Air Coalition is a global partnership of governments and non-state partners. The report says that human caused methane emissions can be reduced by 45% in 2020-30. These ..

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NASA launches Sentinel satellite to track Earth’s sea level rise

On November 21, 2020, NASA launched the Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite to monitor oceans. The satellite was launched in SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The satellite launch was a part of the Mission Jason Continuity of Service. The mission was launched to measure the height of the ocean. Measuring the height of the ocean is ..

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NASA-ISRO to launch NISAR satellite in 2022

India and US recently held the two plus two dialogue. During the meet the country’s decided to share space situational awareness information. This will catalyse efforts in creating safe and sustainable space environment A joint statement issued after the dialogue read that the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar called the NISAR is to be launched by ..

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Goa hosts 2nd India-US colloquium on Earth Observations and Sciences for Society and Economy

The 2nd edition of India-US colloquium on Earth Observations and Sciences for Society and Economy was inaugurated at the CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO), Dona Paula, Goa on June 11, 2018. The 3-day colloquium is being organised by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, CSIR-NIO and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This multi-disciplinary ..

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GOES-S

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S) is an advanced weather satellites launched by NASA with the western US at focus. Besides the West Coast, Alaska and Hawaii, GOES-S also will keep watch over Mexico and Central America. GOES-S will provide astonishingly fast, crisp images of hurricanes, wildfires, floods, mudslides and other natural calamities. GOES-S is a ..

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