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.
Student satellite wins green light for Station deployment14 July 2015 Following more than a year of intense effort channelled into a 10 cm box, the first of ESA’s student satellites to be released from the International Space Station has been accepted for launch.
Tracking marine traffic via satellite10 July 2015
Tracking marine traffic via satellite10 July 2015 With ESA’s help, a Norwegian satellite is set to improve the identification and tracking of ships anywhere on the sea. Yesterday, two Novel SAT-AIS receivers built by Kongsberg Seatex were delivered to the Norwegian Space Centre to be added to th...
SMOS sings the song of ice and fire02 July 2015
SMOS sings the song of ice and fire02 July 2015 While ESA’s water mission continues to deliver key information on soil moisture and ocean salinity to advance our understanding of Earth, it is becoming increasingly important for ‘real world’ applications, further demonstrating the societal benefit o...
Sentinel-3 strips off17 June 2015
Sentinel-3 strips off17 June 2015 Building a satellite is a complex business, most of which goes on in the confines of a cleanroom. This new animation shows the upcoming Sentinel-3 satellite stripped bare, revealing its inner glory – a view normally only granted to the engineers respo...
Worldwide water quality app hits the web16 June 2015
Worldwide water quality app hits the web16 June 2015 Former Copernicus Masters competition winner EOMAP has launched the first harmonised, high-resolution inland water quality monitoring service based on satellite data.