Getting ready for ESA’s largest scientific event of the year10 June 2013 Start planning your week in Edinburgh – the programme for September’s Living Planet Symposium is now available online.
SMOS maps record soil water before flood07 June 2013
SMOS maps record soil water before flood07 June 2013 As parts of central Europe are battling with the most extensive floods in centuries, forecasters are hoping that ESA’s SMOS satellite will help to improve the accuracy of flood prediction in the future.
ESA calls for Biomass Mission Advisory Group08 May 2013
ESA calls for Biomass Mission Advisory Group08 May 2013 Following ESA’s Earth Observation Programme Board’s selection of the Biomass mission as the seventh Earth Explorer, the Mission Advisory Group is being re-established. Scientists from the Earth science community are invited to apply for membership.
Taking two bites at ocean salinity 22 April 2013
Taking two bites at ocean salinity 22 April 2013 The saltiness of the oceans is being closely monitored from space by both ESA’s SMOS and NASA’s Aquarius missions, but in slightly different ways. By joining forces, researchers are exploiting these complementary missions to benefit climate science...
90 million laser shots bring wind satellite back on track16 April 2013 Developing new ways of monitoring Earth is always demanding, but ESA’s Aeolus mission has faced some particularly difficult technical challenges. However, with the success of intense high-energy tests on its novel laser there is now light at the end o...
Water mission extends its talents to carbon22 March 2013
Water mission extends its talents to carbon22 March 2013 ESA’s SMOS satellite is not only proving its worth by mapping soil moisture and ocean salinity, this multifaceted satellite has now shown that it can ‘see’ through vegetation to monitor wetlands for a better understanding of Earth’s carbon cycle.