Looking to the future of Earth observation13 September 2013
Looking to the future of Earth observation13 September 2013 The Living Planet Symposium has come to a close in Edinburgh, and a week of talking about past, present and future satellite missions, as well as the scientific challenges facing us, has prepared Earth observation for a new chapter.
Satellites to serve13 September 2013
Satellites to serve13 September 2013 ESA’s first Sentinel satellite dedicated to Europe’s Copernicus environmental monitoring programme is nearing completion in readiness for launch. The series of Sentinels and this ambitious programme were much in focus at the Living Planet Symposium th...
Water mission versatility12 September 2013
Water mission versatility12 September 2013 While ESA’s SMOS satellite continues to provide key information on soil moisture and ocean salinity for a better understanding of the water cycle, Living Planet Symposium participants in Edinburgh today heard how the mission is also set to improve...
New dimensions on ice11 September 2013
New dimensions on ice11 September 2013 Offering new insights into our fragile polar regions, ESA’s CryoSat mission has provided three consecutive years of Arctic sea-ice thickness measurements, which show that the ice continues to thin.
Gravity lowdown 10 September 2013
Gravity lowdown 10 September 2013 With a catalogue of triumphs that range from delivering novel information about winds at the edge of the atmosphere to mapping the structure of Earth’s crust 200 km below our feet, ESA’s GOCE satellite is in the limelight at this week’s Living Planet...
ESA’s biggest scientific gathering is under way09 September 2013
ESA’s biggest scientific gathering is under way09 September 2013 The largest Living Planet Symposium ever held has begun. Scientists and users are gathering in Edinburgh, UK, this week to present their latest satellite findings on Earth’s environment and climate.