Greenland ice loss quickening06 December 2018
Greenland ice loss quickening06 December 2018 Using a 25-year record of ESA satellite data, recent research shows that the pace at which Greenland is losing ice is getting faster.
Climate analysis toolbox updated22 November 2018
Climate analysis toolbox updated22 November 2018 An update to ESA’s climate analysis toolbox that combines information collected from numerous satellite missions is now available, and can supercharge climate-change research studies for scientists and degree-level students.
Three Earth Explorer ideas selected21 September 2018
Three Earth Explorer ideas selected21 September 2018 As part of ESA’s continuing commitment to realise cutting-edge satellite missions to advance scientific understanding of our planet and to show how new technologies can be used in space, three new ideas have been chosen to compete as the tenth Earth E...
It’s all go in summer for Greenland’s glaciers13 July 2018
It’s all go in summer for Greenland’s glaciers13 July 2018 The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission has revealed that, on average, Greenland’s glaciers are now flowing more slowly into the Arctic Ocean. While glacial flow may have slowed overall, in summer glaciers flow 25% faster than they do in the winter.
Copernicus Sentinel-3B delivers first images09 May 2018
Copernicus Sentinel-3B delivers first images09 May 2018 Less than two weeks after it was launched, the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite has delivered its first images of Earth. Exceeding expectations, this first set of images include the sunset over Antarctica, sea ice in the Arctic and a view of northern...
Satellites guide ships in icy waters through the cloud07 November 2017
Satellites guide ships in icy waters through the cloud07 November 2017 In late August, the 60 m-long US Coast Guard Cutter Maple completed its navigation through the Arctic’s ice-ridden Northwest Passage. While this was not the first time ships had taken this route, it was the first time that the International Ice Patrol...