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Sentinel-1 warns of refugee island flood risk

29.5.2018 14:35  

In what the UN describes as the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis, almost 700 000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar for neighbouring Bangladesh since August 2017. With the Bangladesh government proposing a vulnerable low-lying island as a relocation site for thousands, Sentinel-1 data have shown how unsuitable this site would be.

Living Planet 2019

28.5.2018 9:56  
ESA’s next Living Planet Symposium will take place on 13–19 May 2019 in Milan, Italy. Submit Session Proposals by 17 June

Sentinels modernise Europe’s agricultural policy

25.5.2018 12:00  

In a move that could benefit around 22 million farmers, the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy has entered the space age. Offering detailed and timely information on crops and farmland, the Copernicus Sentinels are now being used to simplify and modernise this longest-serving EU policy.

Mount Mayon

25.5.2018 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-1 takes us over one of the most active volcanoes in the world: Mount Mayon in the Philippines

Earth from space

25.5.2018 10:05  
This week's edition features one of the most active volcanoes in the world: Mount Mayon in the Philippines

Sentinel-3B timelapse

23.5.2018 16:00  
A look back at what it took to prepare the Sentinel-3B satellite for liftoff on 25 April

Delta diversity

22.5.2018 12:30  
On the International Day for Biological Diversity, we bring you this satellite image of the Zambezi Delta, one of the most diverse and productive delta systems in the world

Mont Saint-Michel

18.5.2018 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 takes us over the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel in northern France

Call for Media

17.5.2018 8:50  
Before ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite is packed up and shipped to French Guiana for liftoff, media representatives are invited to see this pioneering Earth Explorer in the cleanroom in Toulouse, France

New view of Antarctica in 3D

11.5.2018 14:30  

Thanks to ESA’s CryoSat mission, a new map of Antarctica provides the most accurate 3D view ever of the continent’s vast ice sheet and floating ice shelves.

Lake height

11.5.2018 11:00  
The Copernicus Sentinel-3B’s altimeter delivers first data showing the height of the water in Lake Van in Turkey

Columbia Glacier

11.5.2018 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2B takes us over the Columbia Glacier, one of the most rapidly changing glaciers in the world

Earth from Space

11.5.2018 10:05  
In this edition, discover one of the most rapidly changing glaciers in the world: the Columbia Glacier in Alaska

Western Europe

10.5.2018 12:00  
The Copernicus Sentinel-3B’s radiometer has revealed its talents, capturing this image of western Europe

Copernicus Sentinel-3B delivers first images

9.5.2018 10:00  

Less than two weeks after it was launched, the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite has delivered its first images of Earth. Exceeding expectations, this first set of images include the sunset over Antarctica, sea ice in the Arctic and a view of northern Europe.

ESA and Vatican work to preserve heritage data

4.5.2018 18:00  

Following an agreement signed in 2016, ESA and the Vatican Apostolic Library have presented the preliminary results on how they are using the same method to manage their respective long-term data preservation projects and how this can create new initiatives.

Emi Koussi

4.5.2018 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2B takes us over the Emi Koussi volcano in northern Chad

Earth from space

4.5.2018 10:05  
In this week's edition, explore the Emi Koussi volcano in northern Chad with Sentinel-2B

Take part

3.5.2018 14:41  
EuroGEOSS invites organisations involved in developing innovative applications based on Earth observation to submit their expressions of intent for networking along the value chain. Deadline: 30 June 2018

Glaciers in decline

3.5.2018 11:26  
Patagonia is home to some very large glaciers, but ESA’s CryoSat has revealed how fast they are retreating. Watch the video

CryoSat reveals retreat of Patagonian glaciers

2.5.2018 11:16  

While ESA’s CryoSat continues to provide clear insight into how much sea ice is being lost and how the Antarctic and Greenlandic ice sheets are changing, the mission has again surpassed its original scope by revealing exactly how mountain glaciers are also succumbing to change.

CryoSat reveals retreat of Patagonian glaciers

2.5.2018 11:16  

While ESA’s CryoSat continues to provide clear insight into how much sea ice is being lost and how the Antarctic and Greenlandic ice sheets are changing, the mission has again surpassed its original scope by revealing exactly how mountain glaciers are also succumbing to change.

Moon holds key to improving satellite views of Earth

30.4.2018 10:17  

Many Earth observation satellites make use of an added ingredient to ensure reliable, good quality environmental data: the Moon.

Cloud-free Europe

27.4.2018 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: this mosaic of cloud-free images from the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite spans Europe and beyond

Earth from space

27.4.2018 10:05  
A mosaic of cloud-free images from the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite spanning Europe is featured in this edition

Sentinel-3B highlights

26.4.2018 16:45  
Watch the video capturing a little of what it took to prepare this latest Copernicus satellite for liftoff from the Plesetsk launch site in Russia

Launch coverage

26.4.2018 16:10  
Watch the replay of the Sentinel-3B launch coverage from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia on 25 April

Launch coverage

26.4.2018 16:10  
Watch the replay of the Sentinel-3B launch coverage from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia on 25 April

United for Copernicus

26.4.2018 12:37  
ESA’s Josef Aschbacher and the EC’s Philippe Brunet talk about what the launch of Sentinel-3B means for Copernicus and what’s in store for the future

ESA and SAP look to World Space Alliance

26.4.2018 12:10  

With the launch of Sentinel-3B, the first set of Sentinels for Copernicus is now in orbit delivering an almost mind-boggling amount of data. While this wealth of information advances environmental monitoring, it also opens up huge business opportunities. To help bring these data to market, ESA and SAP have joined forces to create the World Space Alliance.

Seventh Sentinel satellite launched for Copernicus

25.4.2018 21:32  

The second Sentinel-3 satellite, Copernicus Sentinel-3B, was launched today, joining its identical twin Sentinel-3A in orbit. This pairing of satellites increases coverage and data delivery for the European Union’s Copernicus environment programme.

Liftoff replay

25.4.2018 20:10  
Watch the replay of the Sentinel-3B liftoff from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia

Sentinel-3B liftoff

25.4.2018 19:57  
Sentinel-3B lifted off on a Rockot launcher from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia at 17:57 GMT (19:57 CEST)

Sentinel-3B liftoff

25.4.2018 19:57  
Sentinel-3B lifted off on a Rockot launcher from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia at 17:57 GMT (19:57 CEST)

Watch Sentinel-3B launch

24.4.2018 13:45  
Follow the Sentinel-3B launch live. The satellite lifted off today at 17:30 GMT (19:30 CEST). Streaming resumes at 19:15 GMT (21:10 CEST) for acquisition of signal

ESA teams ready for space

24.4.2018 13:42  

Tomorrow’s launch of Sentinel-3B will complete the Sentinel-3 constellation and represents the culmination of months of training to fly Europe’s latest Copernicus satellite.

Watch Sentinel-3B launch

24.4.2018 12:10  
Follow the Sentinel-3B launch live from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia on 25 April. Streaming begins at 17:30 GMT (19:30 CEST), with liftoff scheduled at 17:57 GMT (19:57 CEST)

Sentinel-3B on launch pad

23.4.2018 12:40  

The next Sentinel satellite for Europe’s environmental monitoring Copernicus programme is poised for liftoff from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia.

Science to services

20.4.2018 15:51  
Surfing for science may seem far-fetched, but surfboards equipped with sensors can measure the temperature of the sea to complement and verify data from the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission

Earth from Space

20.4.2018 10:05  
Ahead of Earth Day, this edition features a Sentinel-2 image of a remote South Pacific island, which may look idyllic but is littered with tonnes of plastic

Henderson Island

20.4.2018 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: marking Earth Day, Sentinel-2 shows us a remote South Pacific island, which may look untouched by humans but is littered with tonnes of plastic

Call for media

18.4.2018 16:28  
Media representatives are invited to follow the launch of Sentinel-3B on 25 April

Meet Sentinel-3

17.4.2018 12:00  
The second Sentinel-3 satellite, Sentinel-3B, is set for launch on 25 April. Discover this multitalented mission and follow preparations for the liftoff of Europe’s next Copernicus satellite

Earth from Space

16.4.2018 14:30  
In this special edition, senior project scientist at GAMMA Remote Sensing discusses how his team uses space data to estimate forest biomass worldwide

Sentinel-3B fully tanked

13.4.2018 14:58  

Getting a satellite ready to be launched involves a long list of jobs, but with the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite now fuelled, this particular ‘to do’ list is significantly shorter. And, importantly, all is on track for liftoff on 25 April.

Hyderabad

13.4.2018 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2A takes us over Hyderabad in southern India

Earth from Space

13.4.2018 10:05  
This week's edition features a Sentinel-2A image of one of the largest metropolitan areas in India: Hyderabad

Swarm turns to whistlers and storms

13.4.2018 9:10  

The batch of new results from ESA’s Swarm mission has not only included the highest-resolution map of the magnetic field generated by Earth’s crust and a map of the tiny magnetic signals from the oceans, but also, remarkably, some unexpected insight into lightning in the upper atmosphere and geomagnetic storms.

Suited and booted

12.4.2018 16:41  
Fuelling team look fab, ready to load the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite for its life in orbit

Mediterranean salt

11.4.2018 11:08  
ESA’s SMOS mission has been used to show how the saltiness of the western Mediterranean has varied over six years

Swarm tracks elusive ocean magnetism

10.4.2018 13:00  

The magnetic field is arguably one of the most mysterious features of our planet. ESA’s Swarm mission is continually yielding more insight into how our protective shield is generated, how it behaves and how it is changing. Adding yet another string to its bow, Swarm is now tracking changes in the magnetic field produced in the oceans in more detail that ever before.

Crusty detail

10.4.2018 12:40  
The magnetic field generated by Earth crust has been mapped in greater detail than ever before, thanks largely to ESA’s Swarm mission

Live from EGU

9.4.2018 15:05  
Watch the European Geosciences Union press conference in Vienna on the latest scientific findings from ESA’s Swarm mission. Streaming starts at 09:30 GMT (11:30 CEST) on 10 April

At your fingertips

6.4.2018 15:35  
Download the new Sentinel App to your mobile device and learn more about Europe’s flagship constellation of Earth observation satellites

Lake Baikal

6.4.2018 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-3A takes us over southern Siberia and the world’s largest freshwater lake

Earth from Space

6.4.2018 10:05  
In this edition, explore southern Siberia and the world’s largest freshwater lake: Lake Baikal

Earth from Space

4.4.2018 10:40  
ESA's Susanne Mecklenburg joins us in the cleanroom at Thales Alenia Space in Cannes, France, to explain how Sentinel-3 monitors inland water bodies and fires

Copernicus Masters now open

3.4.2018 14:51  

Awarding outstanding ideas and applications that use Earth observation data to tackle challenges faced by business and society, the Copernicus Masters 2018 competition is now open for submissions.

Antarctica loses grip

3.4.2018 9:34  

ESA’s CryoSat mission has revealed that, over the last seven years, Antarctica has lost an area of underwater ice the size of Greater London. This is because warm ocean water beneath the continent’s floating margins is eating away at the ice attached to the seabed.

Egg Island

30.3.2018 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: since it’s Easter, let’s have a look at this Sentinel-2 image of Egg Island – get it?

Earth from Space

30.3.2018 10:05  
In this edition, Sentinel-2 treats us to a gorgeous picture of Egg Island in the Bahamas

Earth from Space

27.3.2018 16:15  
In this special edition, the Chair of the Advisory Committee for Earth Observation and ESA's Josef Aschbacher discuss how this new committee will help to further Earth science

Turning snow orange

26.3.2018 13:49  
Sand and dust stirred up by desert storms in north Africa have caused snow in eastern Europe to turn orange, transforming mountainous regions into Mars-like landscapes

Turning snow orange

26.3.2018 13:49  
Sand and dust stirred up by desert storms in north Africa have caused snow in eastern Europe to turn orange, transforming mountainous regions into Mars-like landscapes

Sentinel-3B launch preparations in full swing

23.3.2018 14:18  

With the Sentinel-3B satellite now at the Plesetsk launch site in Russia and liftoff set for 25 April, engineers are steaming ahead with the task of getting Europe’s next Copernicus satellite ready for its journey into orbit.

Netherlands ice

23.3.2018 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 view of rare ice in the Netherlands

Earth from space

23.3.2018 10:05  
Sentinel-2 treats us to a view of rare ice in the Netherlands in this week's edition

Safeguarding our most precious resource: water

22.3.2018 14:50  

According to this year’s Global Risk Report by the World Economic Forum, water crises are one of the five biggest risks to society. ESA is working with development banks to help water-resource authorities use information from satellites to manage this precious resource.

Giving up forests

21.3.2018 16:40  
Marking the International Day of Forests, this Sentinel-2 image shows an area of Bolivia that was once covered by trees but is now dominated by agriculture

Earth from Space

21.3.2018 15:04  
In this special edition, ESA's Craig Donlon joins us from the cleanroom at Thales Alenia Space in Cannes to explain how Sentinel-3 is helping us better understand our oceans

Join us for #Sentinel3 launch

21.3.2018 11:00  

Be a part of Europe’s Earth observation revolution by applying to join experts at one of two Sentinel-3B launch #SocialSpace activities on 25 April.

Sentinels helping to map minerals

20.3.2018 12:59  

The traditional way of mapping Earth’s geology and mineral resources is a costly and time-consuming undertaking. While satellites cannot entirely replace the expert in the field, they can certainly help – as a recent effort in Africa shows.

Fancy a dip?

19.3.2018 14:00  
Dive into the amazing and unique world of the ocean from space with the Ocean Virtual Laboratory

ESA investigating detection of floating plastic litter from orbit

19.3.2018 10:49  

The millions of tonnes of plastic ending up in the oceans every year are a global challenge. ESA is responding by looking at the detection of marine plastic litter from space, potentially charting its highest concentrations and understanding the gigantic scale of the problem.

ESA testing detection of floating plastic litter from orbit

19.3.2018 10:49  

The millions of tonnes of plastic ending up in the oceans every year are a global challenge. ESA is responding by looking at the detection of marine plastic litter from space, potentially charting its highest concentrations and understanding the gigantic scale of the problem.

ESA testing detection of floating plastic litter from orbit

19.3.2018 10:49  

The millions of tonnes of plastic ending up in the oceans every year are a global challenge. ESA is responding by looking at the detection of marine plastic litter from space, potentially charting its highest concentrations and understanding the gigantic scale of the problem.

Getting to know Steve

16.3.2018 11:00  

Steve – a strange shimmering ribbon of purple light in the night sky – was discovered in 2016, but now, thanks to ESA’s Swarm mission, more is known about this weird feature of the aurora.

Tokyo

16.3.2018 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2A takes us over Japan’s capital, the world’s largest megacity

Earth from Space

16.3.2018 10:05  
In this edition, discover the Japanese capital of Tokyo with Sentinel-2

Full house for EDRS

13.3.2018 7:43  

The EDRS–SpaceDataHighway has now begun regularly relaying Earth images from Sentinel-2A, which marks the last of four Copernicus satellites in orbit being brought under the EDRS service.

Voyaging for the Sentinels

9.3.2018 17:18  

Two recent expeditions that took scientists 26 000 km across the Atlantic Ocean have returned critical information to make sure that the Copernicus Sentinel satellites are delivering accurate data about the state of our oceans.

Italy and Mediterranean

9.3.2018 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-3A view stretching from Sardinia to Romania

Earth from Space

9.3.2018 10:05  
In this edition, the Sentinel-3A satellite treats us to a view over Italy and the Mediterranean

Earth from Space

8.3.2018 11:25  
ESA's Bruno Berruti joins us in the cleanroom to give us an up-close look at the multiple instruments on the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite

Workhorse mission

6.3.2018 14:38  
The Sentinel-3A satellite systematically measures our oceans, land, ice and atmosphere. It will soon be joined by its identical twin, Sentinel-3B, to improve data delivery and coverage

Southeast Namibia

2.3.2018 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 takes us over the sand dunes of southeast Namibia and the edge of the Kalahari Desert

Earth from space

2.3.2018 10:05  
In this week's edition, discover southeast Namibia and the edge of the Kalahari Desert with Sentinel-2

Snowbound Italy

28.2.2018 16:50  
Italy is usually associated with relatively warm weather, but this week it has fallen victim to the Beast from the East

Earth from Space

28.2.2018 11:00  
With Sentinel-3B soon to be launched, ESA's Kristof Gantois joins us in the cleanroom to talk about the technological challenges building this latest Copernicus satellite

Bering Strait

23.2.2018 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-1 radar vision over the Bering Strait, which connects the Pacific and Arctic Oceans between Russia and Alaska

Earth from Space

23.2.2018 10:05  
Offering radar vision, Sentinel-1 takes us over the Bering Strait, where the sea ice is particularly low this winter

Swarm trio becomes a quartet

22.2.2018 14:09  

With the aim of making the best possible use of existing satellites, ESA and Canada have made a deal that turns Swarm into a four-satellite mission to shed even more light on space weather and features such as the aurora borealis.

Carbon cycle

21.2.2018 15:01  
Discover how satellites and ESA are helping to improve our understanding of the carbon cycle and its role in climate change

Profiling the wind

20.2.2018 11:50  
Scheduled to be launched later this year, ESA’s Earth Explorer Aeolus mission will be the first satellite mission to profile the world’s winds from space

Earth from Space

16.2.2018 10:05  
With the Chinese calendar rolling over into a new year today, we take a look at a Sentinel-2 image of Beijing, the capital of China

Swarm details energetic coupling

15.2.2018 16:50  

The Sun bathes our planet in the light and heat it needs to sustain life, but it also bombards us with dangerous charged particles in solar wind. Our magnetic field largely shields from this onslaught, but like many a relationship, it’s somewhat complicated. Thanks to ESA’s Swarm mission the nature of this Earth–Sun coupling has been revealed in more detail than ever before.

Beijing

15.2.2018 14:52  
Earth observation image of the week: with the Chinese calendar rolling over into a new year today, the Sentinel-2 mission offers us a view of the country’s capital

Island heart

14.2.2018 10:45  
For Valentine’s Day we bring you a satellite image of a little heart-shaped island in the Arabian Sea

Winter games

9.2.2018 12:25  
Ready for the Winter Olympics? Sentinel-2 gives us a view from space of some of the event sites in Pyeongchang, South Korea

Atlantic ship tracks

9.2.2018 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-3 takes us over the Atlantic Ocean close to Spain and Portugal where the sky features criss-cross tracks from ships

Earth from Space

9.2.2018 10:05  
In this edition, Sentinel-3 gives us a view over the Atlantic Ocean where the sky features criss-cross tracks from maritime vessels

Wind satellite survives vacuum

7.2.2018 15:20  

ESA’s Aeolus satellite has been particularly tricky to build. One of the main stumbling blocks has been getting its lasers to work in a vacuum, but recent tests on the satellite show that the vacuum or temperature of space won’t get in the way of Aeolus measuring Earth’s winds.

Change in atmosphere

5.2.2018 15:06  
Discover how ESA’s Climate Change Initiative uses satellite data going back 30 years to understand how our atmosphere is changing

Sentinel-3B good to go

2.2.2018 15:52  

After being put through its paces to make sure it is fit for life in orbit around Earth, the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite is ready to be packed up and shipped to Russia for liftoff.

Tunis wetlands

2.2.2018 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: this Sentinel-2 image features Tunisia’s capital Tunis, in North Africa, and highlights some of the country’s important wetlands

Earth from Space

2.2.2018 10:05  
In this week's edition, Sentinel-2 takes us over Tunis and wetland sites protected under the Ramsar Convention

Mayon lava

1.2.2018 13:59  
This sequence from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission highlights different facets of the Mount Mayon volcanic eruption in the Philippines

Earth from Space

31.1.2018 15:20  
ESA’s Jean-Francois Flamand joins us in the cleanroom at Thales Alenia Space in Cannes, France, to talk about testing the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite

Yukon Delta

26.1.2018 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 takes us over part of the Yukon Delta in Alaska, US, where the Yukon River drains into the Bering Sea

Earth from Space

26.1.2018 10:05  
In this edition, explore the Yukon Delta in the US state of Alaska

Sentinel calendar

22.1.2018 15:41  
Download the 2018 Copernicus Sentinel calendar. Each month offers a spectacular view of our home planet captured by one of the Sentinel satellites

Changing lands

19.1.2018 11:18  
Discover how satellites and ESA’s Climate Change Initiative are mapping Earth’s different types of land cover and how they change from year to year

Marajó

19.1.2018 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 takes us over part of northern Brazil’s Marajó island in Pará state

Earth from Space

19.1.2018 10:05  
In this week's edition, discover Brazil’s Marajó island with Sentinel-2

Earth from Space

18.1.2018 10:07  
The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission celebrates two years of providing data, exceeding expectations in its various fields of operations

Sahara snow

12.1.2018 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 captures rare snowfall in northwest Algeria, on the edge of the Sahara desert

Earth from Space

12.1.2018 10:05  
In this edition, Sentinel-2 takes us over snow-covered sand dunes in Algeria

Space helps forests regenerate

10.1.2018 16:53  

Many of us probably think of trees during the festive season more than any other time of the year. With Christmas trees now discarded and decorations packed away, we will be turning our attention back to daily life. The task of cultivating and regenerating forests, however, is a year-long concern – but one that can be made easier and cheaper thanks to satellites and cloud-computing.

Sea and air connected

8.1.2018 15:59  
Discover how satellites and ESA’s Climate Change Initiative are helping us to understand how changes in the oceans influence the atmosphere and vice versa

Earth from space

22.12.2017 10:05  
In the 253rd edition, discover Canada’s Reindeer Island – where we believe Santa Claus stops for a rest during his busy night before Christmas
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