Satellites improve air quality monitoring in South Africa22 August 2013 Economic development often means an increase of harmful gases into the atmosphere. ESA’s GlobEmission project uses satellite data to monitor atmospheric pollution from emissions.
Is the ozone layer on the road to recovery?08 February 2013
Is the ozone layer on the road to recovery?08 February 2013 Satellites show that the recent ozone hole over Antarctica was the smallest seen in the past decade. Long-term observations also reveal that Earth’s ozone has been strengthening following international agreements to protect this vital layer of the atm...
Contract signed for Meteosat Third Generation lightning instruments07 February 2013 With Europe’s next fleet of meteorological satellites under development, a ceremony held today in Italy was an important milestone: the signature of an industrial contract for the provision of four novel lightning imagers.
Meteosat Third Generation agreement signed at Ministerial meeting21 November 2012 PR 38 2012 - The European Space Agency and EUMETSAT today signed the agreement on the Meteosat Third Generation weather satellite system at the ESA Ministerial Council in Naples, Italy.
MetOp-A captures Hurricane Sandy30 October 2012
MetOp-A captures Hurricane Sandy30 October 2012 Europe's polar orbiting weather satellite, MetOp-A, captured this image of Hurricane Sandy just as the huge storm hit the east coast of the US yesterday. The MetOp programme is developed as a joint undertaking between ESA and Eumetsat for operational...
Metop-B delivers first data from polar orbit28 September 2012
Metop-B delivers first data from polar orbit28 September 2012 PR 31 2012 - Four of the instruments on the Metop-B weather satellite (AMSU-A, ASCAT, MHS, GRAS) have been activated this week and are delivering data.