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.
Watching wetlands from space23 July 2013
Watching wetlands from space23 July 2013 The use of satellite data to monitor wetlands for sustainable water management is growing. Following promising results from monitoring efforts in the Mediterranean, ESA is working with African partners to expand its GlobWetland project even further.
Turning up the heat on Europe’s first Sentinel09 July 2013
Turning up the heat on Europe’s first Sentinel09 July 2013 The first satellite for Europe’s new environmental monitoring programme is being put through some pretty harsh treatment to make sure that it can cope with the huge temperature changes as it orbits Earth.
Green light for GMES Copernicus04 July 2013
Green light for GMES Copernicus04 July 2013 Europe’s ambitious global environmental monitoring programme will now be able to move into operation thanks to the European Parliament’s approval of the multiannual financial framework budget for 2014–20.
Greece’s ups and downs15 April 2013
Greece’s ups and downs15 April 2013 A new data processor is creating maps of land deformation from satellite radar data over larger areas and with higher precision than ever before. These maps can be used to detect and monitor geological hazards.