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The call invites scientists working in Earth observation to submit ideas for ESA’s 10th Earth Explorer mission. Deadline of submission is 15 December 2017.

Our planet works as a complex system that involves considerable natural variability, but human activity is taking its toll on many of these natural processes. Traditionally, Earth Explorer missions are built in response to the needs of the scientific community in their quest to understand different aspects of the Earth system and the interactions that bind the system as a whole.

Earth Explorer missions

The main purpose of an Earth Explorer is to advance science and technology, and to address questions that have a direct bearing on societal issues that humankind will face in the coming decades such as the availability of food, water, energy and resources, health and climate change.

Offering new views of our dynamic Earth, ESA’s first four Earth Explorers – GOCE, SMOS, CryoSat and Swarm – have been hailed as remarkable successes. While they deliver on their promises, they have also surpassed expectations with a range of interesting and complementary results beyond their original goals. And their stories continue.

Aeolus will be the next Explorer to be launched, followed by EarthCARE, Biomass and FLEX and they too are expected to deliver beyond their original scope. Proposals for the ninth Explorer are being assessed.

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5 things to know about cybersecurity in Luxembourg

02-12-2020

A strong national cybersecurity ecosystem is a key pillar for developing Luxembourg’s trusted and secure data-driven economy. A new study by SECURITYMADEIN.LU and Luxinnovation provides five key insights into the strengths and unique characteristics of Luxembourg’s cybersecurity ecosystem.
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Luxembourg to start real life testing of an international standard for a digital circularity fingerprint for products

30-11-2020

The Ministry of the Economy just launched phase two of the development of an international standard for circular products. It provides information on the circularity of products to all stakeholders involved along their value chains. A first viable version of the standard is being tested in real life, allowing to identify the most suitable governance model, the audit scheme and reliable IT systems for its management.
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Digital Luxembourg trade mission to China

30-11-2020

The Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, in association with the Ministry of the Economy, the Luxembourg Trade & Investment Office (LTIO) in Shanghai and the China Construction Bank, organised the first digital trade mission to China on 23-26 November 2020. 180 participants from China and Luxembourg joined to learn more about opportunities for digital business in both countries.
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Luxembourg: top country for English skills

26-11-2020

Luxembourg is one of the 12 countries in the world that have very high skills in English as a foreign language, according to the 2020 EF English Proficiency Index.
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Luxembourg 3rd in World Talent Ranking

20-11-2020

Luxembourg comes out 3rd in the 2020 World Talent Ranking, which is an improvement with two places compared to the previous year. The country notably stands out for its ability to attract and retain talent and the availability of foreign highly-skilled personnel.
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