Revealing mountains hiding under ice29 April 2015
Revealing mountains hiding under ice29 April 2015 Results from a recent field campaign, which was organised to help investigate the potential of a new Earth observation mission concept, have provided a unique 3D glimpse of the peaks and troughs under the Mittelbergferner glacier in the Austrian Alps.
Ice venturers yield results for CryoSat18 March 2015
Ice venturers yield results for CryoSat18 March 2015 Trekking to the far reaches of the Arctic for the sole purpose of collecting snow and ice measurements may seem extreme, but it is thanks to these efforts that scientists will soon have even better satellite information at their fingertips to assess c...
36 years of radar vision06 February 2015
36 years of radar vision06 February 2015 ESA has recently recovered imagery from the oldest synthetic aperture radar – or SAR – in space, renewing our view of a changing Earth.
Satellites catch Austfonna shedding ice23 January 2015
Satellites catch Austfonna shedding ice23 January 2015 Rapid ice loss in a remote Arctic ice cap has been detected by the Sentinel-1A and CryoSat satellites.
CryoSat extends its reach on the Arctic15 December 2014
CryoSat extends its reach on the Arctic15 December 2014 CryoSat has delivered this year’s map of autumn sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, revealing a small decrease in ice volume. In a new phase for ESA’s ice mission, the measurements can now also be used to help vessels navigate through the north coastal w...
New sites will boost European search and rescue 17 November 2014
New sites will boost European search and rescue 17 November 2014 A trio of stations has taken shape on three islands at the far corners of our continent, ready to pick up distress calls via satellite from all across Europe and its surrounding waters.