SMOS tracks Pacific fresh water pools27 July 2016
SMOS tracks Pacific fresh water pools27 July 2016 ESA’s SMOS satellite has found a rise in fresh water in the tropical Pacific Ocean during last year’s El Niño event.
CryoSat reveals recent Greenland ice loss12 July 2016
CryoSat reveals recent Greenland ice loss12 July 2016 In the most detailed picture to date, information from ESA’s CryoSat satellite reveals how melting ice in Greenland has recently contributed twice as much to sea-level rise as the prior two decades.
Sentinel-1 satellites combine radar vision22 June 2016
Sentinel-1 satellites combine radar vision22 June 2016 The twin Sentinel-1 satellites have – for the first time – combined to show their capability for revealing even small deformations in Earth’s surface.
World’s corals under threat24 February 2016
World’s corals under threat24 February 2016 The current El Niño weather phenomenon is taking its toll on coral reefs, prompting a field campaign to the middle of the Pacific Ocean to explore how Europe’s Sentinel-2 satellite might be able to quantify the damage on a large scale.
Ice matters11 December 2015
Ice matters11 December 2015 The satellite age has revolutionised our understanding of Earth, giving us accurate information to help critical agreements on climate change such as at the current COP21 conference in Paris. Diminishing polar ice is one of the most visible indicators...
ESA and World Bank hand-in-hand03 December 2015
ESA and World Bank hand-in-hand03 December 2015 Today at the COP21 Climate Summit in Paris, the World Bank and ESA signed an agreement on using information from Earth observation satellites in support of sustainable development.