Mapping the world’s forests20 September 2017
Mapping the world’s forests20 September 2017 Using satellite radar data, scientists have created a global map that quantifies the amount of wood in our forests – a key to understanding Earth’s carbon cycle and, ultimately, climate change.
Earth through different eyes15 September 2017
Earth through different eyes15 September 2017 In the 1960s, photographs of Earth taken by the first astronauts captured the imaginations of people across the world. The pictures not only became icons for space exploration, but also the fragility of our planet. But astronauts were not the only one...
Italy’s drought seen from space05 September 2017
Italy’s drought seen from space05 September 2017 Despite the welcome showers at the weekend, abnormally low soil-moisture conditions persist in central Italy. Scientists are using satellite data to monitor the drought that has gripped the country.
Quantifying the effects of climate change05 June 2017
Quantifying the effects of climate change05 June 2017 Last year was the hottest on record, Arctic sea ice is on the decline and sea levels continue to rise. In this context, satellites are providing us with an unbiased view of how our climate is changing and the effects it is having on our planet.
Sentinel-2 captures coral bleaching of Great Barrier Reef24 May 2017 Scientists observed the bleaching of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef early this year using satellite images. While capturing these events from space has been difficult in the past, Sentinel-2’s frequent revisits and its resolution makes it possible.
Negribreen on the move12 May 2017
Negribreen on the move12 May 2017 Rapid acceleration of an Arctic glacier over the past year has been detected by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites.