Satellites forewarn of locust plagues13 June 2017
Satellites forewarn of locust plagues13 June 2017 Satellites are helping to predict favourable conditions for desert locusts to swarm, which poses a threat to agricultural production and, subsequently, livelihoods and food security.
Near-shore phytoplankton bloom captured from space08 June 2017 Last year, the Sentinel-2A satellite captured an intense algal bloom very close to the Belgian coast. The high-resolution capabilities of Sentinel-2’s main instrument are allowing scientists to monitor algae blooms in areas previously not possible to...
Satellites monitor landslide in the Alps03 February 2017
Satellites monitor landslide in the Alps03 February 2017 Climate change-driven glacial melt is causing landslides in alpine regions. Data from the Sentinel-1 satellite mission are being inserted into a new cloud computing system to monitor such hazards globally.
Satellites confirm sinking of San Francisco tower25 November 2016
Satellites confirm sinking of San Francisco tower25 November 2016 The Sentinel-1 satellites have shown that the Millennium Tower skyscraper in the centre of San Francisco is sinking by a few centimetres a year. Studying the city is helping scientists to improve the monitoring of urban ground movements, particularly...
Space agencies combine efforts for space hydrology11 November 2016
Space agencies combine efforts for space hydrology11 November 2016 Heads of space agencies are meeting today in Marrakesh, Morocco at the COP22 climate change summit to reaffirm their commitment to a coordinated approach for monitoring Earth’s climate, with particular focus on the water cycle.
Sentinel-1 helping Cyclone Roanu relief26 May 2016
Sentinel-1 helping Cyclone Roanu relief26 May 2016 Cyclone Roanu has claimed over 100 lives in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and has left tens of thousands in need of aid. Officials are looking to the sky for information on flooded areas to analyse the cyclone’s aftermath and support emergency response ac...