Call for Media: New applications for ESA’s SMOS mission18 May 2015 Media are invited to a press briefing on the scientific results and operational applications that continue to come from ESA’s water mission.
SMOS on acid17 February 2015
SMOS on acid17 February 2015 With fundamental changes happening to the chemistry of the world’s oceans, salinity information from ESA’s SMOS mission is being used with other Earth observation data to obtain information on ‘the other carbon dioxide problem’ – ocean acidification.
Salinity matters18 December 2014
Salinity matters18 December 2014 Measurements of salt held in surface seawater are becoming ever-more important for us to understand ocean circulation and Earth’s water cycle. ESA’s SMOS mission is proving essential to the quest.
Five years of soil moisture, ocean salinity and beyond03 November 2014
Five years of soil moisture, ocean salinity and beyond03 November 2014 ESA’s SMOS satellite has clocked up more than one billion kilometres orbiting Earth to improve our understanding of our planet’s water cycle. Marking its fifth birthday, all the data collected over land and ocean have been drawn together to show how m...
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...
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...