Versatility extends life of water mission18 July 2014
Versatility extends life of water mission18 July 2014 SMOS is not only delivering key information on soil moisture and ocean salinity for science, but its data are also being used for a growing number of practical applications. Reflecting this versatility along with new synergistic opportunities, the mis...
Swarm reveals Earth’s changing magnetism19 June 2014
Swarm reveals Earth’s changing magnetism19 June 2014 The first set of high-resolution results from ESA’s three-satellite Swarm constellation reveals the most recent changes in the magnetic field that protects our planet.
Special delivery from CryoSat11 June 2014
Special delivery from CryoSat11 June 2014 New data products from ESA’s ice mission open new doors for scientists studying oceans.
Water mission boosts food security 21 May 2014
Water mission boosts food security 21 May 2014 ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission has gone beyond its original scientific brief of delivering critical information for understanding the water cycle – this versatile satellite is now being used to predict drought and improve crop yield...
CryoSat finds sharp increase in Antarctica’s ice losses19 May 2014 Three years of observations from ESA’s CryoSat satellite show that the Antarctic ice sheet is now losing 159 billion tonnes of ice each year – twice as much as when it was last surveyed.
Ice mission and extreme camping14 May 2014
Ice mission and extreme camping14 May 2014 While camping may appeal to some, scientists recently took the pastime to punishing limits. Enduring the bitter Arctic cold out on the sea ice, they were part of a major international effort to ensure ESA’s CryoSat satellite is delivering a true pictu...