Welcome to EGSIEM!

EGSIEM is a three year research project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 framework and supporting a consortium of 8 european partners (see here) who will drastically improve the availability of data from Earth Observation satellites. With an improvement in the timeliness, consistency and range of products available the consortium can provide the data […]

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Flood & drought info in near-real time

Since April 2002, the GRACE satellite mission has been churning out water storage anomaly data, which have been shown to be a unique descriptor of large-scale hydrological extreme events, such as floods and droughts. Nonetheless, efforts to assess the comprehensive information from GRACE on total water storage variations for near-real time (NRT) flood or drought […]

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Young Astronomers in Bern

On Tuesday the 21st February Professor Adrian Jäggi of the Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern (and leader of EGSIEM) was pleased to host a group of 12 students from the Gymnasium Kirchenfeld’s optional Astronomy course at the Zimmerwald Observatory just outside of Bern (a striking image of which appears on the front cover […]

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EGSIEM Student Challenge 2016 – The Winners

In autumn 2016, EGSIEM launched “The EGSIEM Student Challenge”, a Europe-wide student competition, which provided a unique opportunity for young scientists to explore the worlds of geodesy, hydrology, flood/drought monitoring and emergency management. The goal of the competition was to educate students in geodesy, hydrology and emergency services, with a focus on EGSIEM research topics; to […]

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Blog Entry: On the importance of concentrating efforts in the right direction (pt2)

In our last article, we talked about why it was important to concentrate efforts in the right direction. That might sound philosophical, but no… it was mathematical. The directions we are referring to are directions in the sense of linear algebra, i.e. the basis vectors of the space used for gravity field modeling. We illustrated […]

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