Supporting a Forest Observation System for Siberia: Earth Observation for Monitoring, Assessing and Providing Forest Resource Information

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he monitoring and assessment of the remote Russian forest resources of Siberia is challenging and can only be done by integrating remote sensing techniques. Human and environmental forest disturbances continuously affect changing forest cover and biomass levels. The ZAṔS initiative is prototyping and supporting a forest observation system for Siberia using Earth observation data from European and Russian satellite data providers.

Liftoff timelapse

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Originally Published by ESA – This time-lapse video shows the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft during roll out from the MIK preparation building, raise into vertical position on the launch pad, and lift off on 28 May 2014 from the Russian Baikonour cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Landsat captures images of eruption at Klyuchevskaya


Originally Published by EarthSky- NASA has just released images of the ongoing 2013 eruption at Klyuchevskaya, one of Russia’s tallest and most active volcanoes. The new Landsat 8 satellite – launched into orbit last February 11 – captured the images on October 20, 2013.