Mapping sea surface from the Space Station16 March 2015
Mapping sea surface from the Space Station16 March 2015 A new concept that involves mounting an instrument on the International Space Station and taking advantage of signals from navigation satellites could provide measurements of sea-surface height and information about features related to ocean currents,...
SMOS on acid17 February 2015
SMOS on acid17 February 2015 With fundamental changes happening to the chemistry of the world’s oceans, salinity information from ESA’s SMOS mission is being used with other Earth observation data to obtain information on ‘the other carbon dioxide problem’ – ocean acidification.
36 years of radar vision06 February 2015
36 years of radar vision06 February 2015 ESA has recently recovered imagery from the oldest synthetic aperture radar – or SAR – in space, renewing our view of a changing Earth.
Satellites guide sailor from treacherous waters19 December 2014
Satellites guide sailor from treacherous waters19 December 2014 While sailing south of Africa on an around-the-world voyage, Matteo Miceli was suddenly alerted to a massive iceberg in his path.
Salinity matters18 December 2014
Salinity matters18 December 2014 Measurements of salt held in surface seawater are becoming ever-more important for us to understand ocean circulation and Earth’s water cycle. ESA’s SMOS mission is proving essential to the quest.
Sentinel-3 fully formed04 December 2014
Sentinel-3 fully formed04 December 2014 For more than 18 months, engineers have been carefully piecing together the many components that make up ESA’s Sentinel-3A satellite. Now hosting an array of instruments to provide a wealth of information about Earth’s oceans and land, the satellite i...