Help wanted on tracking biodiversity from space12 August 2015
Help wanted on tracking biodiversity from space12 August 2015 Conservation organisations and space agencies are being called on to join forces to decide how changes in biodiversity can be monitored globally. What, exactly, should be measured by satellites?
Gabon on the radar22 July 2015
Gabon on the radar22 July 2015 Mapping forest biomass from space poses a huge technical challenge, but ESA is building a new satellite to do just that. To make sure its novel measuring technique is accurate over a wide range of forest types, scientists headed over to Gabon in Centr...
Cool summer boosts Arctic ice20 July 2015
Cool summer boosts Arctic ice20 July 2015 Measurements from ESA’s CryoSat satellite show that the volume of Arctic sea ice increased by a third following the unusually cool summer of 2013. This new finding suggests that ice in the northern hemisphere is more sensitive to changes in summer mel...
Magnetic complexity begins to untangle22 June 2015
Magnetic complexity begins to untangle22 June 2015 After a year in orbit, the three Swarm satellites have provided a first glimpse inside Earth and started to shed new light on the dynamics of the upper atmosphere – all the way from the ionosphere about 100 km above, through to the outer reaches of ou...
Worldwide water quality app hits the web16 June 2015
Worldwide water quality app hits the web16 June 2015 Former Copernicus Masters competition winner EOMAP has launched the first harmonised, high-resolution inland water quality monitoring service based on satellite data.
Chasing polar winds with lasers04 June 2015
Chasing polar winds with lasers04 June 2015 Preparing for the launch of ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite next year, scientists from Europe and the US recently teamed up in Iceland to measure the wind over the North Atlantic.