News and Updates

MAXAR successfully launched two WorldView Legion satellites
Maxar Intelligence, provider of secure, precise geospatial intelligence, today confirmed the first two WorldView Legion satellites are performing well after being launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket earlier today from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. https://youtu.be/FrshgDl72sU?si=T35Qebah-fmnc0FL Shortly after launch, the satellites deployed their solar arrays and began receiving and sending signals. These satellites will undergo commissioning, and Maxar Intelligence expects first images from the spacecraft later this spring. These two satellites are part of …
PGRSC 2023 Annual Report Available
The PGRSC 2023 Annual report is now availalbe in the Ressources / Media1 section of the website. The document reports on PGRSC's activities during the past year and the progress on the road of our Strategic Plan. "As we reflect on outcomes of the 2023 Pacific GIS and Remote Sensing User Conference, it is clear, that our community's commitment to advancing GIS and Remote Sensing in the Pacific remains as strong as ever. On behalf …
Free Remote Sensing Course from NOAA
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is offering a free course to familiarize participants with different types of ocean satellite data, different tools, and teach participants how to use satellite data in their own research/work using their choice of software (R, python, ArcGIS/QGIS, Matlab). This course will be conducted entirely online. Anyone is free to sign-up for the course, although it is targeted at participants in the Micronesia region and the live sessions are scheduled …
2023 Conference highlights are now available
The highlights from the 2023 Pacific Islands GIS&RS Users Conference is now available on the website! 2023 Conference hightlights Thanks to all the participants and presenters that make this year conference a real success again and helped to improve Resilience in the Pacific Islands Through GIS and Remote Sensing.
International Women’s Day 2024
International Women's Day 2024 celebrates the power of women in GIS & remote sensing, illuminating their invaluable contributions to mapping the world and shaping a more inclusive and sustainable future. Register for the webinar here: https://lnkd.in/g4bDpzDR
2023 Pacific Islands GIS&RS User Conference presentations now available!
The presentations from the 2023 Pacific Islands GIS&RS SUer Conference are now available. You can access them in the Resources / Past Conference Resources section of the website!
New PGRSC Institutional Member : ICI (Cook Islands)
PGRSC is pleased to welcome The Ministry of Infrastructure of Cook Islands as new member! Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI) is responsible for much of the delivery of infrastructure policy and development throughout the country. Cook Islands infrastructure faces a wide range of challenges, including poor asset management, climate impacts, demographic changes, economic pressures and political mandate. Therefore, the role of ICI facilitating the right policy settings and developing infrastructure within tight fiscal envelopes is critical. …
Annual General Meeting – Pacific Islands GIS & Remote Sensing Council 2023
🌐 Reflecting on a Successful Annual General Meeting – Pacific Islands GIS & Remote Sensing Council 2023 🌐 With gratitude, we look back on the Annual General Meeting that marked a pivotal moment in our journey towards advancing GIS and Remote Sensing in the Pacific Islands. The lively discussions, collaborative spirit, and shared commitment to innovation were truly commendable. A heartfelt thank you to all the participants who dedicated their time and contributed valuable insights. …
PGRSC Focal Point 🌐
Appreciation to the Pacific GIS and Remote Sensing Council (#PGRSC) Focal Point 🌐 A sincere thank you to the dedicated members of the Pacific GIS and Remote Sensing Council (PGRSC) Focal Point for their invaluable presence and contribution at the 2023 conference. Your expertise and commitment have played a crucial role in elevating the discussions and fostering collaboration in the field of GIS and Remote Sensing. We are grateful for your continued support and look …
Check the Workshop Schedule and location!
Please find below the schedule and location of the Workshop held the 1st December 2023.
Register for the Sandbank Picnic!
The Sandbank Picnic is sponsored by Fiji Drone Services (Food) and PGRSC donors (beverages). • Start RSYC 11:00, return 15:00 • Shuttle service from USP Lower Campus possible • Beer, wine and soft drinks from  different donors through PGRSC • Pig on the spit  Driving back at 15:00, Depending  on weather conditions. Registration for the SandBank PicNic at the registration desk. BBQ_Sandbank_2023Download
PGRSC Pub Crawl 2023
Join us this afternoon for night pub hopping in the city of Suva at 7pm.
Poll: Would you attend “URISA’s GIS Leadership Academy” 5-Day Training Program in Hawaii in 2025?
Have you heard about URISA’s GIS Leadership Academy? It’s a 5-day training program that covers topics like GIS strategic planning, organizational capacity, change management, team-building, etc. It is presented 2-3 times each year in the U.S. and Canada. It is taught by GIS professionals and is a unique and popular program. Since 2007, nearly 2,000 individuals have attended. We’re trying to gauge the interest of the Hawaii GIS community in this program to encourage URISA to …
Kava Kiki Night 2023
Engaging with fellow professionals at #PGRSC Conference, fostering connections to sustain our vibrant community! Tonight's Kava Kiki was a fantastic experience. Grateful for the enriching conversations and connections. #networkingsuccess #PGISRS #PGRSC
Conference Annoucements
Follow conference annoucements and news directly on Whatsapp here : ‎https://chat.whatsapp.com/FuRtex4kSpX50KhNkl3E0h Stay connected!
2023 Pacific Islands GIS&RS Users conference Opening
Chief guest Honorable Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Filimone Vosarogo opened today the 2023 Pacific Islands GIS&RS Users conference with the words: "Let's progress together through GIS." More than 200 participants from all the Pacific countries and territories are together for one week of conference and exchanges to progress together in the field of Earth Observation and Geographic Information system.
1 Day to Go!
📌Network, Learn, and Ignite Partnerships in the Heart of Cutting-Edge Technology -Don't Miss Out on This Year's Unparalleled Gathering of Pacific Visionaries! ⏰Register now to avoid disappointments: https://lnkd.in/gS96GXyB
Only 2 days left!
⏰ Only 2 days left! ⚡️ Don't miss out on the Pacific GIS and Remote Sensing Conference. 🌐 If you haven't registered yet, secure your spot now for a deep dive into the latest trends and insights in GIS and remote sensing. 📸 🎓🌍 #PGISRS #LastChance #registernow
Join us on Thursday,November 30th at 9 am for a Women’s Session at the Pacific GIS and Remote Sensing Conference
📢 Exciting News! Join us on Thursday,November 30th at 9 am for a Women’s Session at the Pacific GIS and Remote Sensing Conference. 🌺 Our keynote speaker from iTaukei Women in Conservation will shed light on the invaluable contributions of women to communities and the Pacific region. Don’t miss this empowering session celebrating the role of women in shaping a sustainable future! 🌏👩💼 #PGISRS #WomenInConservation #pacificempowerment
Only 5 days until the conference – Conference Program is online
Only 5 days until the opening of the 2023 Conference, the detailed conference program has been published here. The program will be updated regularly until the conference opening to facilitate venue and presentation of the speakers. And you still have few days to register to attend the conference! You can choose between online ticket payment and at registration desk payment here and get your ticket for a full week of Remote Sensing, GIS and community-sharings!

NASA

NASA to Start Designing More Sustainable Jet Engine Core

NASA to Start Designing More Sustainable Jet Engine Core

4 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) This artist concept shows a NASA-developed small-core jet engine installed in General Electric Aerospace’s CFM RISE jet engine design. […]

Hubble Views the Dawn of a Sun-like Star 

Hubble Views the Dawn of a Sun-like Star 

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image captures a triple-star star system. NASA, ESA, G. Duchene (Universite de Grenoble I); Image Processing: Gladys Kober (NASA/Catholic University of America) Looking like a […]

NASA Awards Contracts for Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition Services

NASA Awards Contracts for Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition Services

NASA has selected four companies to provide spacecraft and related services, including acquiring spacecraft components and equipment, in support of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The multiple […]

Dr. Lori Glaze to begin six-month Detail as Acting Deputy Associate Administrator for ESDMD

Dr. Lori Glaze to begin six-month Detail as Acting Deputy Associate Administrator for ESDMD

3 min read Dr. Lori Glaze to begin six-month Detail as Acting Deputy Associate Administrator for ESDMD May 17, 2024 I am pleased to share some exciting news regarding senior […]

NASA Image of the Day

Hubble Views the Dawn of a Sun-like Star

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image captures a triple-star star system.

Space Physics and Space Weather Scientist Dr. Yihua (Eva) Zheng

#8220;For the girls or women in science — or in any profession or job — opportunities are more abundant than they were previously. Sometimes you need to take bold steps. […]

Good Night, Moon

An illuminated waning gibbous moon contrasts the deep black of space as the International Space Station soared 270 miles over the Southern Ocean.

Aurora over Idaho

The aurora turns the sky near Malad City, Idaho, red, purple, and green in this 8-second exposure taken on May 11, 2024.

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