First radar vision for Copernicus16 April 2014
First radar vision for Copernicus16 April 2014 Launched on 3 April, ESA’s Sentinel-1A satellite has already delivered its first radar images of Earth. They offer a tantalising glimpse of the kind of operational imagery that this new mission will provide for Europe’s ambitious Copernicus environmen...
Europe lofts first Copernicus environmental satellite03 April 2014 The ability of European citizens, policymakers and service providers to access key environmental data on a routine basis will take a major step forward following the launch today of ESA’s Sentinel-1A satellite.
Monitoring air quality takes next step 28 March 2014
Monitoring air quality takes next step 28 March 2014 With air pollution linked to millions of deaths around the world, it has never been more important to monitor the air we breathe. Today marks a significant step forward as a deal is secured to build a crucial space sensor for tracking the world’s ai...
Sentinel-1 fuelled and ready26 March 2014
Sentinel-1 fuelled and ready26 March 2014 ESA’s first satellite dedicated to Europe’s environmental monitoring Copernicus programme has been fuelled and pressurised, ready for its launch on 3 April.
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...