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.
Cleaning up our oceans09 February 2017
Cleaning up our oceans09 February 2017 Oceans play a fundamental role in sustaining life on our planet. Apart from being central in regulating Earth’s climate, oceans provide food and other goods to humans and animals, as well as shipping routes for transport of goods and people. A major...
Wind satellite heads for final testing30 January 2017
Wind satellite heads for final testing30 January 2017 The road to realising ESA’s Aeolus mission may have been long and bumpy, but developing novel space technology is, by its very nature, challenging. With the satellite now equipped with its revolutionary instrument, the path ahead is much smoother as i...
Arctic freeze slows down30 November 2016
Arctic freeze slows down30 November 2016 ESA’s CryoSat satellite has found that the Arctic has one of the lowest volumes of sea ice of any November, matching record lows in 2011 and 2012. Early winter growth of ice in the Arctic has been about 10% lower than usual.
From satellites via the cloud to the understanding of Earth dynamics17 November 2016 A far-reaching European system to guarantee a better understanding of the Earth physical dynamic processes driving volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunami and the ground beneath our feet is partnering with an ESA initiative, to give solid Earth researchers ea...
Iceberg patrol gains faster updates from orbit09 November 2016
Iceberg patrol gains faster updates from orbit09 November 2016 The international iceberg patrol service set up after the sinking of the Titanic is now able to track drifting ice from orbit more swiftly through ESA-backed cloud computing.