ESA helps faster cleaner shipping 13 April 2017
ESA helps faster cleaner shipping 13 April 2017 With around 90% of world trade carried by ships, making sure a vessel follows the fastest route has clear economic benefits. By merging measurements from different satellites, ESA is providing key information on ocean currents, which is not only makin...
Galileo’s search and rescue service in the spotlight06 April 2017
Galileo’s search and rescue service in the spotlight06 April 2017 Europe’s Galileo satnav network does more than let us find our way – it is also helping to save lives. Today sees a spotlight cast on Galileo’s Search and Rescue service, which pinpoints people in distress on land or sea.
Unravelling Earth’s magnetic field21 March 2017
Unravelling Earth’s magnetic field21 March 2017 ESA’s Swarm satellites are seeing fine details in one of the most difficult layers of Earth’s magnetic field to unpick – as well as our planet’s magnetic history imprinted on Earth’s crust.
Glitter helps to monitor ocean waves20 March 2017
Glitter helps to monitor ocean waves20 March 2017 The notion of glitter might appear as somewhat frivolous, but scientists are using Sun glitter in images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to map the motion of the sea surface.
Second ‘colour vision’ satellite for Copernicus launched07 March 2017 The ESA-developed Sentinel-2B satellite was launched today, doubling the coverage of high-resolution optical imaging in the Sentinel-2 mission for the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.
Sentinels warn of dangerous ice crack16 February 2017
Sentinels warn of dangerous ice crack16 February 2017 Following the appearance of a large crack in the ice shelf close to the Halley VI research station in Antarctica, information from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites helped to decide to close the base temporarily.