Antarctic ice safety band at risk08 February 2016
Antarctic ice safety band at risk08 February 2016 Antarctica is surrounded by huge ice shelves. New research, using ice velocity data from satellites such as ESA’s heritage Envisat, has revealed that there is a critical point where these shelves act as a safety band, holding back the ice that flows t...
SMOS gets help from Tibet29 January 2016
SMOS gets help from Tibet29 January 2016 Ground measurements are essential for making sure that satellites deliver accurate information about our changing world. Although the Tibetan Plateau may not seem the obvious place to take such readings, this remote location is being used to check on...
Ice matters11 December 2015
Ice matters11 December 2015 The satellite age has revolutionised our understanding of Earth, giving us accurate information to help critical agreements on climate change such as at the current COP21 conference in Paris. Diminishing polar ice is one of the most visible indicators...
ESA issues call for new Earth Explorer proposals23 November 2015
ESA issues call for new Earth Explorer proposals23 November 2015 ESA is announcing an opportunity for scientists involved in Earth observation to submit proposals for the next potential Earth Explorer satellite mission.
New satellite to measure plant health19 November 2015
New satellite to measure plant health19 November 2015 ESA plans to track the health of the world’s vegetation by detecting and measuring the faint glow that plants give off as they convert sunlight and the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide into energy.
Living Planet Symposium sets a new record28 October 2015
Living Planet Symposium sets a new record28 October 2015 Registration for ESA’s fifth Living Planet Symposium has just closed, reaching a record of nearly 2700 abstract entries.