First Earth observation satellite with AI ready for launch12 September 2019
First Earth observation satellite with AI ready for launch12 September 2019 A few months from now will see the launch of the first European satellite to demonstrate how onboard artificial intelligence can improve the efficiency of sending Earth observation data back to Earth. Dubbed ɸ-Sat, or PhiSat, this revolutionary artifi...
Monitoring air pollution from fires09 September 2019
Monitoring air pollution from fires09 September 2019 The wildfires that have been devastating the Amazon rainforest have been international headline news over the last weeks. These fires are not only an environmental tragedy in terms of lost forest and biodiversity, but they are also leaving their mark...
Copernicus Sentinel-6A ready for testing04 September 2019
Copernicus Sentinel-6A ready for testing04 September 2019 Dedicated to measuring changes in global sea level, the Copernicus Sentinel-6A satellite is now equipped with some of its measuring instruments and ready to be tested in preparation for liftoff at the end of next year.
news in brief
Keeping an eye on Raikoke VolcanoSentinel data are providing vital information on the emissions resulting from Raikoke’s latest eruption
Monitoring coastal ecosystemsThe Sentinels are providing vital information to help explain trends in ecosystems in coastal wetlands
Mapping habitats with Sentinel-2Data from Copernicus Sentinel-2 are being used to help generate intertidal habitat maps
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
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