Sentinel-1B delivers28 April 2016
Sentinel-1B delivers28 April 2016 Launched on 25 April from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, Sentinel-1B has produced its first images only two hours after the radar was switched on – a record time for a space radar.
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...
International effort reveals Greenland ice loss13 November 2015
International effort reveals Greenland ice loss13 November 2015 One of Greenland’s glaciers is losing five billion tonnes of ice a year to the ocean, according to researchers. While these new findings may be disturbing, they are reinforced by a concerted effort to map changes in ice sheets with different sensors f...
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.
Chasing ice21 August 2015
Chasing ice21 August 2015 Satellite images show that the fastest moving glacier in the world shed a chunk of ice measuring around 12.5 sq km this week – one of the most significant calving events on record.