Kelut volcano grounds air travel14 February 2014
Kelut volcano grounds air travel14 February 2014 The Kelut volcano on Indonesia’s Java island erupted late last night. While disaster-management authorities are busy on the ground, satellites are tracking the major cloud of ash and sulphur dioxide as it spreads in the atmosphere.
World Wetlands Day focuses on agriculture31 January 2014
World Wetlands Day focuses on agriculture31 January 2014 The 2014 World Wetlands Day highlights the need for wetlands and the agriculture sector to work together. ESA’s GlobWetland II project assists Mediterranean countries in the sustainable use of these areas and demonstrates the evolution of wetlands and...
Gearing up for a new era in Earth observation21 January 2014
Gearing up for a new era in Earth observation21 January 2014 Aiming for launch at the end of March, the first satellite built specifically for Europe’s ambitious Copernicus environmental monitoring programme is now in the last stages of testing before being shipped to French Guiana for liftoff.
CryoSat measures European storm surge09 December 2013
CryoSat measures European storm surge09 December 2013 ESA’s CryoSat satellite measured the storm surge from the recent North Sea storms, as high waters passed through the Kattegat sea between Denmark and Sweden.
Monitoring and managing Africa’s water resources31 October 2013
Monitoring and managing Africa’s water resources31 October 2013 With water security being one of Africa’s biggest challenges, ESA’s TIGER initiative is using satellite observations to provide local authorities with the information they need to develop this vital resource.
Satellites improve air quality monitoring in South Africa22 August 2013 Economic development often means an increase of harmful gases into the atmosphere. ESA’s GlobEmission project uses satellite data to monitor atmospheric pollution from emissions.