SMOS gets help from Tibet29 January 2016
SMOS gets help from Tibet29 January 2016 Ground measurements are essential for making sure that satellites deliver accurate information about our changing world. Although the Tibetan Plateau may not seem the obvious place to take such readings, this remote location is being used to check on...
Sentinel-3A on its way20 November 2015
Sentinel-3A on its way20 November 2015 The latest satellite for the European Commission’s Copernicus environmental programme has left France bound for the Plesetsk launch site in Russia and launch late next month.
Exploring the seas, thanks to space26 October 2015
Exploring the seas, thanks to space26 October 2015 An underwater robot initially built to help astronauts train for life in weightlessness is now being tested in the Mediterranean Sea. One day, robots like this may carry out sophisticated missions on our ocean floors, from finding lost aircraft blackb...
SMOS meets ocean monsters30 September 2015
SMOS meets ocean monsters30 September 2015 ESA’s SMOS and two other satellites are together providing insight into how surface winds evolve under tropical storm clouds in the Pacific Ocean. This new information could to help predict extreme weather at sea.
Sentinel-2 catches eye of algal storm04 September 2015
Sentinel-2 catches eye of algal storm04 September 2015 The Sentinel-2A satellite has been in orbit for only a matter of weeks, but new images of an algal bloom in the Baltic Sea show that it is already exceeding expectations. Built essentially as a land monitoring mission, Sentinel-2 will also certainly f...
Surfing for science29 July 2015
Surfing for science29 July 2015 Thanks to a new system developed by scientists in the UK, taking to the waves for a spot of surfing can benefit research into the health of coastal waters, and could help confirm satellite measurements of sea-surface temperature.