Northern exposure for satnav summer school08 February 2017
Northern exposure for satnav summer school08 February 2017 This year’s ESA–Joint Research Centre International Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite Systems will be held in Longyearbyen, Svalbard-Spitsbergen, Norway, on 4–15 September, close to the world's northernmost Galileo station.
Satellite cousins have ice covered16 December 2016
Satellite cousins have ice covered16 December 2016 Although not designed to deliver information on ice, ESA’s Earth Explorer SMOS satellite can detect thin sea-ice. Since its cousin, CryoSat, is better at measuring thicker ice scientists have found a way of using these missions together to yield an ev...
Nordic entrepreneurial spirit boosted by space 02 December 2016
Nordic entrepreneurial spirit boosted by space 02 December 2016 More than 17 000 people converged on Helsinki in Finland this week to create businesses – and ESA was there to add its space expertise.
Arctic freeze slows down30 November 2016
Arctic freeze slows down30 November 2016 ESA’s CryoSat satellite has found that the Arctic has one of the lowest volumes of sea ice of any November, matching record lows in 2011 and 2012. Early winter growth of ice in the Arctic has been about 10% lower than usual.
Probing Greenland’s ice sheet for future satellites16 November 2016
Probing Greenland’s ice sheet for future satellites16 November 2016 With a helicopter the sole feature on the vast expanse of ice and her only way back to warmth and safety, polar scientist Anna Hogg must have thought, “What on Earth am I doing out here?” as she set to taking ice samples.
Iceberg patrol gains faster updates from orbit09 November 2016
Iceberg patrol gains faster updates from orbit09 November 2016 The international iceberg patrol service set up after the sinking of the Titanic is now able to track drifting ice from orbit more swiftly through ESA-backed cloud computing.