ESA’s Biomass satellite goes ahead19 February 2015
ESA’s Biomass satellite goes ahead19 February 2015 Following the initial selection in 2013 for Biomass to become ESA’s seventh Earth Explorer mission and the completion of preparatory activities, ESA Member States yesterday gave the green light for its full implementation for launch in 2020.
Plant power from above03 February 2015
Plant power from above03 February 2015 Field experiments have shown how ESA’s potential FLEX mission could identify vegetation that is suffering degrees of stress invisible to the naked eye.
Paving the way for carbon mission15 September 2014
Paving the way for carbon mission15 September 2014 Scientists met in California this summer to test new methods for measuring greenhouse gases. This joint effort helps to show how ESA’s CarbonSat candidate satellite mission could identify sources of carbon dioxide and methane and how they disperse in...
Pinpointing sources of greenhouse gases05 March 2014
Pinpointing sources of greenhouse gases05 March 2014 With increasing levels of greenhouse gases causing our climate to change, it is important to understand exactly where these gases come from and how they disperse in the atmosphere. A recent field campaign has shown that a potential new satellite cou...
Glowing plants a sign of health12 February 2014
Glowing plants a sign of health12 February 2014 Radiant skin is considered a sign of good health in humans, but plants also glow when they are well. A potential new ESA satellite could use this fluorescence to track the health and productivity of vegetation worldwide.
Earth’s northern biomass mapped and measured26 June 2013
Earth’s northern biomass mapped and measured26 June 2013 The biomass of the northern hemisphere’s forests has been mapped with greater precision than ever before thanks to satellites, improving our understanding of the carbon cycle and our prediction of Earth’s future climate.