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.
ESA issues call for new Earth Explorer proposals23 November 2015
ESA issues call for new Earth Explorer proposals23 November 2015 ESA is announcing an opportunity for scientists involved in Earth observation to submit proposals for the next potential Earth Explorer satellite mission.
New satellite to measure plant health19 November 2015
New satellite to measure plant health19 November 2015 ESA plans to track the health of the world’s vegetation by detecting and measuring the faint glow that plants give off as they convert sunlight and the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide into energy.
Melting slows Greenland ice flow28 October 2015
Melting slows Greenland ice flow28 October 2015 It may seem counter intuitive, but satellite data suggest that part of the Greenland ice sheet moves more slowly if the surface of the ice melts faster.