Mapping that sinking feeling01 June 2016
Mapping that sinking feeling01 June 2016 For a low-lying, densely populated country like the Netherlands, monitoring subsidence is critical. Until recently, tiny displacements in the ground beneath our feet couldn’t be mapped nationally but, thanks to the Sentinel-1 mission, this is now poss...
Canadian fires tracked by satellites19 May 2016
Canadian fires tracked by satellites19 May 2016 Wildfires have been raging in Canada’s Alberta province for nearly three weeks, causing widespread destruction and forcing thousands of people from their homes. As the blaze grows and shifts, satellites are tracking its movement.
Sun glitter reveals coastal waves19 May 2016
Sun glitter reveals coastal waves19 May 2016 Sentinel-2A is demonstrating how it can be used to help forecast ocean waves around our coasts: sunlight reflected from the water surface reveals complex waves as they encounter the coastline and seafloor off the tip of Dorre Island, Western Australia.
Methane and carbon dioxide on the rise13 May 2016
Methane and carbon dioxide on the rise13 May 2016 Satellite readings show that atmospheric methane and carbon dioxide are continuing to increase despite global efforts to reduce emissions.
Complex data made easy 12 May 2016
Complex data made easy 12 May 2016 While the growing volume information from satellites observing Earth offers a unique opportunity for science and applications, it is sometimes difficult to make sure these complex data streams are exploited to their full potential. ESA is addressing t...
From petabytes to pictures11 May 2016
From petabytes to pictures11 May 2016 Thousands of scientists are at the Living Planet Symposium in Prague this week to present the latest findings on our changing planet. Between the mountains of data coming from multiple satellites and the high level of expertise needed to translate the...