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    THE EARTH OBSERVATION HANDBOOK
   
           
   
The CEOS Earth Observation Handbook presents the main capabilities of satellite Earth observations, their applications and a systematic overview of present and planned CEOS agency Earth observation satellite missions and their instruments.
     
           
           
           
    CLIMATE

This edition was prepared for the COP21 meeting in late 2015 to help develop a broader understanding of the fundamental importance of satellite EO to the information needed to inform our climate policies on all scales. This report explores how satellite EO can contribute to the challenges of providing the information that society needs in order to accurately characterise the nature of changes to our climate and to help define the most cost-effective strategies for mitigation and adaptation.

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DISASTERS

This edition was prepared for the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in early 2015 and explores how satellite EO can contribute to the related information challenges, across a range of different countries and addressing varying capacity and infrastructure. It also highlights some of the main capabilities of satellite EO, their applications, and the challenges in converting information collected in space into knowledge for disaster risk reduction.

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