Nansen gives birth to two icebergs14 April 2016
Nansen gives birth to two icebergs14 April 2016 Multiple satellites, including Europe’s Sentinels, have captured images of two large icebergs that broke away from Antarctica’s Nansen ice shelf on 7 April.
Antarctic ice safety band at risk08 February 2016
Antarctic ice safety band at risk08 February 2016 Antarctica is surrounded by huge ice shelves. New research, using ice velocity data from satellites such as ESA’s heritage Envisat, has revealed that there is a critical point where these shelves act as a safety band, holding back the ice that flows t...
Staying safe in Antarctica thanks to ESA incubator08 February 2016
Staying safe in Antarctica thanks to ESA incubator08 February 2016 Scientists will soon be wearing safety trackers from a Belgium start-up company while working on Earth’s southernmost continent.
ESA DG signs MoU with European Polar Board03 February 2016
ESA DG signs MoU with European Polar Board03 February 2016 On 3 February, the Chair of the European Polar Board (EPB), Maaike Vancauwenberghe, and the ESA Director General, Jan Woerner, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at ESA's headquarters in Paris.
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...
CryoSat detects sudden ice loss in Southern Antarctic Peninsula22 May 2015 A recent acceleration in ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica has been detected by ESA’s ice mission.