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Earth from Space

9.2.2017 14:15  
Join us Friday, 10 February, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features rare snow cover on the Italian island of Sicily

CryoSat reveals lake outbursts beneath Antarctic ice

8.2.2017 15:30  

A novel way of using ESA’s CryoSat mission has revealed how lakes beneath Thwaites Glacier drained into the Amundsen Sea – potentially the largest such outflow ever reported in this region of West Antarctica.

Satellites monitor landslide in the Alps

3.2.2017 14:30  

Climate change-driven glacial melt is causing landslides in alpine regions. Data from the Sentinel-1 satellite mission are being inserted into a new cloud computing system to monitor such hazards globally.

Musa Bay

3.2.2017 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: Iran’s Musa Bay on the northern end of the Persian Gulf, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

2.2.2017 12:00  
Join us Friday, 3 February, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features wetlands in Iran, at the northern tip of the Persian Gulf

Botswana wetlands

2.2.2017 9:30  
Marking World Wetlands Day, this Sentinel-2A image features the Okavango Delta in Botswana – a lifeline for local communities and wildlife alike

Wind satellite heads for final testing

30.1.2017 13:15  

The road to realising ESA’s Aeolus mission may have been long and bumpy, but developing novel space technology is, by its very nature, challenging. With the satellite now equipped with its revolutionary instrument, the path ahead is much smoother as it heads to France to begin the last round of tests before being shipped to the launch site at the end of the year.

Larsen crack

30.1.2017 9:30  
With its radar vision, Sentinel-1 is monitoring a rift in the Larsen-C ice shelf that will eventually calve one of the biggest icebergs ever recorded

Western Texas

27.1.2017 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of Western Texas and the Sierra Madera impact crater, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

26.1.2017 12:00  
Join us Friday, 27 January, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features the Sierra Madera crater in the US state of Texas

Big Island

20.1.2017 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of Hawaii's Big Island, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

19.1.2017 14:30  
Join us Friday, 20 January, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features a Sentinel-2 image of Hawaii’s Big Island

#Sentinel2Go launch

18.1.2017 15:00  
Be a part of Europe’s Earth observation revolution: apply to join top Earth experts at the Sentinel launch SocialSpace on 6–7 March in Darmstadt, Germany

Colour vision

16.1.2017 9:46  
The second Sentinel-2 satellite, Sentinel-2B, is set for launch on 7 March. Discover more about the mission and ‘colour vision’ for Copernicus

Saint Petersburg

13.1.2017 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of the snow-covered Russian city of Saint Petersburg, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

12.1.2017 15:30  
Join us Friday, 13 January, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week we explore Saint Petersburg and the Neva Bay

Sentinel-2B launch preparations off to a flying start

12.1.2017 14:15  

Some of us may be easing ourselves gently into the New Year, but for the team readying Sentinel-2B for liftoff on 7 March it’s full steam ahead.

Weather watchtower

11.1.2017 10:25  
Technology image of the week: the towering payload module of MetOp-C, Europe's next weather satellite, arrives at ESA's technical heart

Weather watchtower

11.1.2017 10:25  
Technology image of the week: the towering payload module of MetOp-C, Europe's next weather satellite, arrives at ESA's technical heart

Earth from Space

2.1.2017 10:00  
Join us on Tuesday, 3 January at 14:00 CET for an interview with ESA’s Bianca Hoersch and Francois Spoto from the Sentinel-2B cleanroom

Earth from Space

2.1.2017 10:00  
ESA’s Bianca Hoersch and Francois Spoto join the Earth from Space video programme from the cleanroom to discuss the Sentinel-2B satellite and its mission

Tian Shan

23.12.2016 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 false-colour image of China’s Tian Shan mountains, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

22.12.2016 14:30  
Join us Friday, 23 December, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week we explore China’s Tian Shan mountains

Changing landscape

20.12.2016 10:20  
Sentinel-2 reveals changes over time in the fields of Spain’s Brazo de Este natural park and around the city of Los Palacios y Villafranca

There’s a jet stream in our core

19.12.2016 20:50  

We would normally associate jet streams with the weather but, thanks to ESA’s magnetic field mission, scientists have discovered a jet stream deep below Earth’s surface – and it’s speeding up.

Satellite cousins have ice covered

16.12.2016 15:50  

Although not designed to deliver information on ice, ESA’s Earth Explorer SMOS satellite can detect thin sea-ice. Since its cousin, CryoSat, is better at measuring thicker ice scientists have found a way of using these missions together to yield an even clearer picture of the changing Arctic.

Seville

16.12.2016 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: the Spanish city of Seville and its surroundings, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

15.12.2016 11:45  
Join us Friday, 16 December, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week we explore the Spanish province of Seville

Siles subsides

15.12.2016 11:13  
Sentinel-1 sees warping ground around Spain’s Siles dam in a new example of how ‘radar vision’ can monitor critical hydrological infrastructures

Reissued: call for Earth Explorer 9 proposals

14.12.2016 8:50  

Scientists involved in Earth observation have another opportunity to submit a proposal for ESA’s next Earth Explorer satellite mission.

Now available

13.12.2016 11:58  
Data from Sentinel-3A’s radar altimeter are now available to monitor the changing height of Earth’s oceans, rivers, lakes and ice

Satellites track variations in Antarctica’s glacial retreat

12.12.2016 10:00  

Five satellites spanning two decades have revealed variations in the timing and pace of glacial retreat in West Antarctica. Some glaciers’ thinning spreads up to three times faster than on neighbouring tributaries, and was offset by decades.

Wolfe Creek

9.12.2016 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of Australia’s Wolfe Creek Crater, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

8.12.2016 14:00  
Join us Friday, 9 December, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features a Sentinel-2 image of Australia’s Wolfe Creek Crater

Nordic entrepreneurial spirit boosted by space

2.12.2016 11:50  

More than 17 000 people converged on Helsinki in Finland this week to create businesses – and ESA was there to add its space expertise.   

Nordic entrepreneurial spirit boosted by space

2.12.2016 11:50  

More than 17 000 people converged on Helsinki in Finland this week to create businesses – and ESA was there to add its space expertise.   

Switzerland

2.12.2016 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: explore Switzerland at 10 m resolution with Sentinel-2, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Sharing Earth observation satellite data to help understand our planet

1.12.2016 15:30  

Since the launch of the first Earth-observing satellites in the 1970s, numerous missions from international space organisations have taken to the sky. Today, decades of data are helping scientists to build a better picture of changes to our planet.

Earth from Space

1.12.2016 14:45  
Join us Friday, 2 December, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week, take a tour of Switzerland with Sentinel-2

Earth from Space

1.12.2016 14:00  
Join us Friday, 2 December, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week, take a tour of Switzerland with Sentinel-2

Arctic sea-ice growth slower than ever

30.11.2016 11:00  

ESA’s CryoSat satellite has found that the Arctic has one of the lowest volumes of sea ice of any November, matching record lows in 2011 and 2012. Early winter growth of ice in the Arctic has been about 10% lower than usual.

Arctic freeze slows down

30.11.2016 11:00  

ESA’s CryoSat satellite has found that the Arctic has one of the lowest volumes of sea ice of any November, matching record lows in 2011 and 2012. Early winter growth of ice in the Arctic has been about 10% lower than usual.

To catch an entrepreneur

28.11.2016 12:51  

Now is the time to start up. Businesses, providers and enablers are clamouring to get their start-up support messages out there.

To catch an entrepreneur

28.11.2016 12:51  

Now is the time to start up. Businesses, providers and enablers are clamouring to get their start-up support messages out there.

Shaping the future

25.11.2016 16:21  
The Ministers of Space meet in December to set ESA's strategy and policies. ESA is proposing the next-generation scientific Earth observation programme at the council

Satellites confirm sinking of San Francisco tower

25.11.2016 11:00  

The Sentinel-1 satellites have shown that the Millennium Tower skyscraper in the centre of San Francisco is sinking by a few centimetres a year. Studying the city is helping scientists to improve the monitoring of urban ground movements, particularly for subsidence hotspots in Europe.

Japan

25.11.2016 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-3 image of Japan, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Fast forest views

25.11.2016 9:10  
ESA’s new cloud-based Forestry Thematic Exploitation Platform allows the rapid production of highly detailed land-cover maps such as this view of forest in Mexico

Earth from Space

24.11.2016 14:30  
Join us Friday, 25 November, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features a Sentinel-3 image of Japan

Start of service for Europe’s SpaceDataHighway

23.11.2016 13:41  

The European Data Relay System began servicing Europe’s Earth observing Copernicus programme yesterday, transferring observations in quasi-real time using cutting-edge laser technology. 

Early warning from space of homes on the slide

23.11.2016 13:22  

It was a literal property crash: multiple homes in the Cármenes del Mar resort on the south coast of Spain were engulfed in a landslide, leaving families homeless. But satellite archives offer early warning of such events – and now more accessible than ever before thanks to a new cloud computing platform.

Earth from Space

21.11.2016 14:03  
Join us Tuesday, 22 November at 14:00 CET for a special interview with ESA’s Valerie Fernandez and Paolo Laberinti from the Sentinel-2B cleanroom in ESTEC

Earth from Space

21.11.2016 14:03  
ESA’s Valerie Fernandez and Paolo Laberinti join the Earth from Space video programme from the cleanroom in ESTEC to discuss the Sentinel-2B satellite

New map offers precise snapshot of human life on Earth

18.11.2016 11:07  

A landmark global map showing nearly every human settlement on Earth is now available to researchers. Compared to previous mapping efforts, the satellite-based ‘Global Urban Footprint’ dataset shows not just urban centres, but also tiny rural hamlets.

Gibson Desert

18.11.2016 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2A image over Australia's Gibson Desert, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

17.11.2016 15:10  
Join us Friday, 18 November, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features burn scars in Australia’s Gibson Desert

Data release

17.11.2016 15:09  
The first data from Sentinel-3A’s Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer are now available to monitor Earth’s temperature

Sentinel sees us

17.11.2016 11:25  
Operations image of the week: An impressive view of Germany’s Rhine-Main area, which includes ESA’s Sentinel mission control centre

Probing Greenland’s ice sheet for future satellites

16.11.2016 16:27  

With a helicopter the sole feature on the vast expanse of ice and her only way back to warmth and safety, polar scientist Anna Hogg must have thought, “What on Earth am I doing out here?” as she set to taking ice samples.

Farewell to Sentinel-2B

15.11.2016 15:26  

Just weeks before Sentinel-2B is packed up and sent to French Guiana for its launch next March, media representatives and specialists got one last look at the second satellite for Europe’s Copernicus programme. 

Space agencies combine efforts for space hydrology

11.11.2016 16:15  

Heads of space agencies are meeting today in Marrakesh, Morocco at the COP22 climate change summit to reaffirm their commitment to a coordinated approach for monitoring Earth’s climate, with particular focus on the water cycle.

Refurbished GEOSS portal now online

11.11.2016 11:20  

A new and improved version of the GEOSS web portal is ready to provide users with faster, more intuitive access to the ever-growing wealth of diverse Earth observation resources worldwide.

Virunga Mountains

11.11.2016 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-1 radar composite image of the Virunga Mountains in East Africa, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

10.11.2016 18:20  
Join us Friday, 11 November, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features the Virunga Mountains in East Africa

Call for Media

9.11.2016 16:43  
ESA and the European Commission together with Airbus Defence and Space are inviting media to view the Sentinel-2B satellite at ESA’s site in the Netherlands on 15 November

Iceberg patrol gains faster updates from orbit

9.11.2016 14:35  

The international iceberg patrol service set up after the sinking of the Titanic is now able to track drifting ice from orbit more swiftly through ESA-backed cloud computing.

ESA and Asian Development Bank join forces

9.11.2016 14:25  

ESA and the Asian Development Bank have signed an agreement to collaborate over the next five years to use information from space to support sustainable development.

ESA and SAP launch new service for analysing satellite data

9.11.2016 9:20  

ESA and the software company SAP have announced the Earth Observation Analysis service for the quick, easy consumption of Earth observation satellite data according to customer needs.

ESA at COP22 climate change summit

7.11.2016 17:00  

The COP22 climate change summit opened today in Marrakesh, Morocco. ESA is joining international partners to report on the status of space-based climate research and propose improvements to how climate data are collected and distributed.

Deal signed for FLEX’s fluorescence finder

7.11.2016 14:40  

ESA has selected Italian company Leonardo to build the main instrument for the upcoming FLEX satellite to study the health of Earth’s vegetation.

Explore Morocco

7.11.2016 12:05  
As the COP22 climate change summit begins in Marrakesh, explore Morocco with this mosaic from Sentinel-2. Experience Sentinel-2’s high-resolution imaging capabilities directly in your browser

Explore Morocco

7.11.2016 11:00  
As the COP22 climate change summit begins in Marrakesh, explore Morocco with this mosaic from Sentinel-2. Zoom in and experience Sentinel-2’s high-resolution imaging capabilities directly in your browser

Explore Morocco

7.11.2016 11:00  
As the COP22 climate change summit begins in Marrakesh, explore Morocco with this mosaic from Sentinel-2. Experience Sentinel-2’s high-resolution imaging capabilities directly in your browser

ESA and the Vatican join forces to save data in the digital age

4.11.2016 15:30  

At a ceremony held in Vatican City today, ESA and the Vatican Apostolic Library have agreed to continue their years-long cooperation on the preservation, management and exploitation of archived information.

Pío XI

4.11.2016 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: Chile’s Bernardo O’Higgins National Park and the Pío XI Glacier, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Sentinel satellites reveal east–west shift in Italian quake

3.11.2016 16:35  

New information on the effects of the 30 October earthquake that struck central Italy continues to emerge as scientists analyse radar scans from satellites.

Earth from Space

3.11.2016 15:00  
Join us Friday, 4 November, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features the glaciers of Chile’s Bernardo O’Higgins National Park

Italy on the move

2.11.2016 12:03  
Scientists are analysing Sentinel-1 radar images from before and after the 30 October earthquake that struck central Italy to reveal just how much the ground has shifted

Swarm reveals why satellites lose track

28.10.2016 13:29  

Satellite engineers have been puzzling over why GPS navigation systems on low-orbiting satellites like ESA’s Swarm sometimes black out when they fly over the equator between Africa and South America. Thanks to Swarm, it appears ‘thunderstorms’ in the ionosphere are to blame.

Keep an automatic eye on seismic zones

28.10.2016 11:01  

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 twin radar satellites combined with cloud computing are monitoring Europe’s earthquake zones by searching for ground shifts as small as a millimetre. 

Putorana Plateau

28.10.2016 0:00  
Earth observation image of the week: the snowy landscape of the Putorana Plateau in Siberia, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

27.10.2016 14:00  
Join us Friday, 28 October, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. The flat-topped mountains of Russia’s Putoransky State Nature Reserve are featured in this week’s edition

Sentinel Hub wins Copernicus Masters prize

26.10.2016 10:53  

A cloud-based web service that allows non-expert users to browse, process and distribute large amounts of Earth observation data takes home this year’s Copernicus Masters grand prize.

Fish farms guided by Sentinels and the cloud

21.10.2016 15:41  

A new service harnesses three decades of satellite observations of coastal zones made available through a cloud-based system to provide a rich information source for fisheries, one of our fastest growing sources of food.

Kathmandu

21.10.2016 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 false-colour image of Nepal’s capital city, Kathmandu, and part of the Himalayan foothills

Earth from Space

20.10.2016 15:25  
Join us Friday, 21 October, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features Nepal’s capital city, Kathmandu, and part of the Himalayan foothills

Earth’s most active volcanoes on satellite watch

20.10.2016 15:15  

As hundreds flee lava and ash spewed from Mexico’s Colima volcano, its continuing eruption is being tracked not only by ground instruments but also from space. Starting last month, Colima is one of 22 active volcanoes worldwide being monitored by satellites.

Earth from Space

20.10.2016 14:00  
Join us Friday, 21 October, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features Nepal’s capital city, Kathmandu, and part of the Himalayan foothills

Sentinel-3A Earth colour data released

20.10.2016 11:50  

Today, the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite has taken another step towards being fully ‘operational’ as the first data from its Ocean and Land Colour Instrument are made available to monitor the health of our planet.

SMOS on speed

14.10.2016 13:00  

While ESA’s water mission was built to advance our understanding of Earth, it continues to show how well it’s suited to delivering information for numerous applications that improve everyday life. Taking this a step further, soil moisture data products are now available within three hours of measurement, which is essential for many applications.

Vatnajökull

14.10.2016 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: Iceland’s Vatnajökull glacier and Holuhraun lava field, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

13.10.2016 14:25  
Join us Friday, 14 October, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. Discover Iceland’s Vatnajökull glacier in this week’s edition

The way ahead

10.10.2016 14:15  
After his first 100 days as Director of Earth Observation Programmes, Josef Aschbacher joins the Earth from Space video programme to discuss the future of Earth observation in ESA

Earth from Space

10.10.2016 14:10  
Join us Tuesday, 11 October, at 14:00 CEST as ESA’s new Director of Earth Observation Programmes, Josef Aschbacher, joins the show to discuss the future of Earth observation in ESA

Eye of the storm

7.10.2016 16:35  
This image, from the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite, shows the temperature at the top of Hurricane Matthew as it approached the US this morning

What are TEPs?

7.10.2016 12:00  
Discover the Thematic Exploitation Platforms – or TEPs – which provide a virtual work environment to exploit complex satellite data

Shanghai

7.10.2016 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of Shanghai, also featured in the 200th edition of the Earth from Space video programme

Business in the ever-changing digital world

6.10.2016 15:15  

In an era of profound digital transformation, business leaders and IT experts are convening at ESA’s mission control in Darmstadt, Germany, today for the first SAP Digital Leaders’ Summit.

Earth from Space

6.10.2016 14:00  
Join us Friday, 7 October, at 10:00 CEST for the 200th ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features a Sentinel-2 image of Shanghai

Sustainable cities

4.10.2016 14:00  
Four climate change and urban development experts join the show to discuss how satellite data can be used to promote sustainable cities

Magnetic oceans and electric Earth

3.10.2016 18:30  

Oceans might not be thought of as magnetic, but they make a tiny contribution to our planet’s protective magnetic shield. Remarkably, ESA’s Swarm satellites have not only measured this extremely faint field, but have also led to new discoveries about the electrical nature of inner Earth.

Earth from Space

3.10.2016 14:00  
Join us Tuesday, 4 October, at 14:00 CEST as four climate change and urban development experts join the show to discuss how satellite data can be used to promote sustainable cities

Ouarkziz crater

30.9.2016 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2A image of the Anti-Atlas mountains in Western Algeria

Satellites help understand what fuels the twilight zone

27.9.2016 9:35  

The deep, dark twilight zone a kilometre down in the ocean is home to most of the world’s fish, but how they get enough food has largely been a mystery. Now, thanks to satellites and floating sensors, scientists have worked out how much energy is being pumped to the depths.

Alakol Lake

23.9.2016 10:05  
Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 image of Kazakhstan’s Alakol Lake, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

Earth from Space

22.9.2016 15:08  
Join us Friday, 23 September, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features Kazakhstan’s Alakol Lake

Blanketed in smoke

20.9.2016 10:14  
As numerous wildfires continue to burn in Siberia, the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite has captured images of huge smoke plumes stretching 2000 km

Fine wine app wins top prize at App Camp

19.9.2016 16:20  

An app that uses satellite data to evaluate the quality of wine took home the top prize at this year’s Space App Camp at ESA’s centre in Frascati, Italy.

Fine wine app wins top prize at App Camp

19.9.2016 16:20  

An app that uses satellite data to evaluate the quality of wine took home the top prize at this year’s Space App Camp at ESA’s centre in Frascati, Italy.

App Camp wrap-up

16.9.2016 14:30  
Follow the presentation of projects from this year’s Space App Camp via live webstream at 08:30–12:30 CEST on 19 September, with a special presentation from astronaut Luca Parmitano

Radar mission live

16.9.2016 10:44  
Launched in April, the Copernicus Sentinel-1B satellite has now been commissioned and ready to supply radar images of Earth

Poyang Lake

16.9.2016 10:04  
Earth observation image of the week: China's Poyang Lake in radar vision

Earth from Space

15.9.2016 14:20  
Join us Friday, 16 September, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. This week features Poyang Lake in China – home to the finless porpoise

Cool scene for MetOp-C

15.9.2016 10:40  
Technology image of the week: A complex cryogenic structure set up in advance of testing Europe's next weather satellite

Revisit Open Science

14.9.2016 17:00  
Watch the replay videos of the EO Open Science 2016 conference held at ESA’s ESRIN establishment in Italy 12–14 September

Madeira scarred

14.9.2016 9:59  
The recent devastation brought by wildfires to the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira is all too clear in these images from Sentinel-2A

Estonia signs up to Sentinel agreement

13.9.2016 14:00  

ESA and Enterprise Estonia have signed an arrangement that gives one of ESA’s newest Member States access to data from the Copernicus Sentinel satellites.

Estonia signs up to Sentinel agreement

13.9.2016 14:00  

ESA and Enterprise Estonia have signed an arrangement that gives one of ESA’s newest Member States access to data from the Copernicus Sentinel satellites.

Open Science

9.9.2016 14:15  
Follow the EO Open Science 2016 conference via live webstream from ESA’s ESRIN establishment in Italy 12–14 September. Live coverage continues Wednesday at 9:30 CEST

Open Science

9.9.2016 14:15  
Follow the EO Open Science 2016 conference via live webstream from ESA’s ESRIN establishment in Italy 12–14 September. Live coverage begins Monday at 9:00 CEST
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