Modelling tides in the Arctic Ocean11 July 2019
Modelling tides in the Arctic Ocean11 July 2019 We are all aware of the ebb and flow of the tide every day, but understanding tidal flow is important for a range of maritime activities and environmental monitoring, such as search and rescue operations, shipping routes and coastal erosion. The Arcti...
SMOS joins forces with top weather forecasting system12 June 2019 As of yesterday, 11 June 2019, measurements from ESA’s SMOS mission are being fully integrated into ECMWF’s forecasting system, allowing for a more accurate description of water content in soil.
Mapping salty waters14 May 2019
Mapping salty waters14 May 2019 The length and precision with which climate scientists can track the salinity, or saltiness, of the oceans is set to improve dramatically according to researchers working as part of ESA’s Climate Change Initiative.
New potential for tracking severe storms14 May 2019
New potential for tracking severe storms14 May 2019 Even just within the last couple of months, Cyclones Fani, Idai and Kenneth have brought devastation to millions. With the frequency and severity of extreme weather like this expected to increase against the backdrop of climate change, it is more impo...
Maritime microsatellite ESAIL to test the waters as launch contract is signed09 May 2019 The first commercial microsatellite developed under ESA’s SAT‐AIS programme for tracking ships, called ESAIL, has passed another milestone. On 9 May its Canadian operator exactEarth signed the launch service agreement with Arianespace.
Seeking innovative ideas: space for the oceans15 April 2019
Seeking innovative ideas: space for the oceans15 April 2019 ESA seeks your ideas for applying space technology to Earth-based problems. Through the Open Space Innovation Platform, a new challenge-based website, the Agency is hunting out bright ideas to monitor plastic waste polluting the oceans, and to improve...