See our seasons change from space06 July 2017
See our seasons change from space06 July 2017 With the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite fully fledged and its data freely available, the task of monitoring and understanding our changing planet has been made that much easier. Seeing the effect spring has on our plant life is just one of its many...
Giant iceberg in the making05 July 2017
Giant iceberg in the making05 July 2017 All eyes are on Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf as a deep crack continues to cut across the ice, leaving a huge chunk clinging on. When it eventually gives way, one of the largest icebergs on record will be set adrift. Even before the inevitable happe...
Near-shore phytoplankton bloom captured from space08 June 2017 Last year, the Sentinel-2A satellite captured an intense algal bloom very close to the Belgian coast. The high-resolution capabilities of Sentinel-2’s main instrument are allowing scientists to monitor algae blooms in areas previously not possible to...
Quantifying the effects of climate change05 June 2017
Quantifying the effects of climate change05 June 2017 Last year was the hottest on record, Arctic sea ice is on the decline and sea levels continue to rise. In this context, satellites are providing us with an unbiased view of how our climate is changing and the effects it is having on our planet.
Upgraded monitoring stations point way to better satnav-sharpening EGNOS24 May 2017 Upgrades to the monitoring stations underpinning Europe’s EGNOS satnav augmentation system will support its evolution.
Sentinel-2 captures coral bleaching of Great Barrier Reef24 May 2017 Scientists observed the bleaching of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef early this year using satellite images. While capturing these events from space has been difficult in the past, Sentinel-2’s frequent revisits and its resolution makes it possible.