SMOS meets ocean monsters30 September 2015
SMOS meets ocean monsters30 September 2015 ESA’s SMOS and two other satellites are together providing insight into how surface winds evolve under tropical storm clouds in the Pacific Ocean. This new information could to help predict extreme weather at sea.
Sentinel-2 catches eye of algal storm04 September 2015
Sentinel-2 catches eye of algal storm04 September 2015 The Sentinel-2A satellite has been in orbit for only a matter of weeks, but new images of an algal bloom in the Baltic Sea show that it is already exceeding expectations. Built essentially as a land monitoring mission, Sentinel-2 will also certainly f...
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...