New satellite-based research shows there is at least as much value in knowing how much water is left for plants to use as there is in knowing how much rain may be on the way.
The huge volume and high quality of data streaming down from Earth observation satellites are transforming how we see and shape our cities.
Last summer one of Antarctica's floating ice shelves calved an iceberg the size of Delaware – but scientists say other less dramatic changes reveal more about how and why Antarctica is changing.
Space is becoming cheaper, more attractive to investors and increasingly important in our data-rich economy. It's time Australia mapped a path forward.
New data from a NASA satellite show in unprecedented detail the flow of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Future satellites should even be able to detect the signatures of individual power stations.
Australia will be able to guide the Earth observation satellite "NovaSAR" as it passes over our region - giving us a new level of control over the data we need to solve local problems.
Weather forecasting, bushfire management, power and water supply: Australia relies on earth observations to the tune of A$5 billion a year. But we have very little control over the data we get.