Chile’s salt flat

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Title Chile’s salt flat
Released 27/05/2016 10:00 am
Copyright Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data [2016], processed by ESA

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us to the diverse landscape of the eastern Atacama desert in South America. The region pictured lies around 200km east of the Chilean city of Antofagasta on the Pacific coast (not pictured), and is virtually devoid of vegetation.

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Sentinel-1 helping Cyclone Roanu relief

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Title Flood map of Barguna, Bangladesh
Released 26/05/2016 2:30 pm
Copyright Copernicus Service information (2016) / Copernicus EMS / e-GEOS

Following the activation of the Copernicus Emergency Mapping Service on 22 May 2016, data from Sentinel-1A’s radar scan on 23 May were made available to the service in rush mode. The data were then used to create this map of Barguna showing over 85 000 hectares of flooded areas in light blue.
Id 360993

6 May 2016

Cyclone Roanu has claimed over 100 lives in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and has left tens of thousands in need of aid. Officials are looking to the sky for information on flooded areas to analyse the cyclone’s aftermath and support emergency response activities.

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IndiRef – Confused – Don’t be – #2, Sovereignty


Why is Sovereignty so important?

Technically, the IndiRef was supposed to be about accepting or rejecting the infamous “Cameron ‘deal’ that never was”. It has migrated into a more fundamental question of whether or not Britain should cease to exist as a nation (AKA Remain) or break free from German control ( LEAVE). That was inevitable because Cameron, it now emerges, never had any intention of asking for anything significant and Merkel made it clear that, if he did, she would crush him. The PR exercise in claiming a huge negotiating victory and comprehensive reorganization of the European Union was a tissue of lies and this was rapidly appreciated by voters, whether they supported some form of continued European Union or wanted Britain to become a real independent nation again.

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Citation Sovereign to soon join Hahn Air’s all-Citation fleet


GENEVA (May 25, 2016) – Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today celebrates Hahn Air’s addition of a Citation Sovereign at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva. Through an exclusively Citation operated fleet, Hahn Air provides domestic and international scheduled and charter flights from Germany.

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