Satellites yield insight into not so permanent permafrost 17 May 2019 Ice is without doubt one of the first casualties of climate change, but the effects of our warming world are not only limited to ice melting on Earth’s surface. Ground that has been frozen for thousands of years is also thawing, adding to the climate...
The air we breathe16 May 2019
The air we breathe16 May 2019 Air pollution is a global environmental health problem, especially for those living in urban areas. Not only does it negatively impact our ecosystems, it considerably affects our health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 8 milli...
Monitoring Earth’s shifting land 15 May 2019
Monitoring Earth’s shifting land 15 May 2019 The monitoring of land subsidence is of vital importance for low-lying countries, but also areas which are prone to peculiar ground instability.
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Monitoring soil conditionsSentinel-2 satellites are currently being exploited to estimate soil organic carbon in croplands
Sentinels for biodiversityThe Copernicus Sentinels are proving to be a powerful tool in biodiversity conservation
The power of twoWith two sensors now in orbit, Copernicus Sentinel-3 added capability could be crucial in land monitoring
Preserving habitats with satellite dataMonitoring grasslands with Sentinel-2 is helping to preserve wild herbivores’ habitat
Monitoring spring floods - in autumnSentinel-1 radar capabilities were used to catch ‘off-season’ flooding events occurring in Southern Norway
Monitoring volcanic emissionsSentinel-5P detected volcanic emissions from the latest eruption of Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano
Sentinel toolboxesThree open source toolboxes provide tools for using data products from Sentinel-1, -2 and -3