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SPACESHIP EARTH: OBSERVING OUR PLANET FROM SATELLITES
Ground Floor, Level 1 and Level 2 Library
Spanning three levels of Customs House, ‘Spaceship Earth: Observing Our Planet From Satellites’ will display extraordinary earth observation (EO) imagery from international space agencies and satellite operators, from 23 May to 20 July 2014. Using Customs House’s media wall and large projection screens, the display will include spectacular satellite imagery and videos, including data visualisations of the earth’s ocean currents, seasonal vegetation changes, global cloud, wind and carbon pollution flows, night lights of cities, and commercial aircraft flights.
This exhibition aims to excite and educate Customs House visitors about the emerging movement to create a globally networked computer system for monitoring and managing Earth’s environments, and introduce them to the latest advances in remote sensing and imagery to help accelerate environmental, climate and human solutions.
The show will include videos and high-resolution stills from global space and science agencies, GEO, the European Space Agency, NASA, NOAA, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Geoscience Australia, NSW Land and Property Information, leading university research centres, international digital artists, and commercial providers Digital Globe and EOVision.
The exhibition will promote both the Digital Earth vision (a term first coined by Al Gore in his 1992 book Earth in the Balance) and the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) project, which is being co-ordinated by the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in Geneva.
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