SMOS meets ocean monsters30 September 2015
SMOS meets ocean monsters30 September 2015 ESA’s SMOS and two other satellites are together providing insight into how surface winds evolve under tropical storm clouds in the Pacific Ocean. This new information could to help predict extreme weather at sea.
Searching for underground energy sources from space27 July 2015 Data from ESA’s GOCE gravity satellite are being used to improve models of Earth’s geology, indicating the potential locations of subsurface energy sources.
Gabon on the radar22 July 2015
Gabon on the radar22 July 2015 Mapping forest biomass from space poses a huge technical challenge, but ESA is building a new satellite to do just that. To make sure its novel measuring technique is accurate over a wide range of forest types, scientists headed over to Gabon in Centr...
Cool summer boosts Arctic ice20 July 2015
Cool summer boosts Arctic ice20 July 2015 Measurements from ESA’s CryoSat satellite show that the volume of Arctic sea ice increased by a third following the unusually cool summer of 2013. This new finding suggests that ice in the northern hemisphere is more sensitive to changes in summer mel...
SMOS sings the song of ice and fire02 July 2015
SMOS sings the song of ice and fire02 July 2015 While ESA’s water mission continues to deliver key information on soil moisture and ocean salinity to advance our understanding of Earth, it is becoming increasingly important for ‘real world’ applications, further demonstrating the societal benefit o...
Reports on Earth Explorer candidates CarbonSat and FLEX now available30 June 2015 As a critical input to the decision-making process that will lead to the selection of ESA’s eighth Earth Explorer mission, the Reports for Mission Selection of the two candidate opportunity missions – CarbonSat and FLEX – are now available.