Nearly four decades of soil moisture data now available03 November 2017
Nearly four decades of soil moisture data now available03 November 2017 A new, long-term and global dataset of soil moisture measurements from space has been released to help us better understand the water cycle and climate, monitor agriculture and manage our water resources.
Space and the City31 October 2017
Space and the City31 October 2017 Today – World Cities Day – offers a reminder that more than half of the world's population lives in urban areas. With the number of people flooding to cities expected to rise over the coming decades, satellites and space technologies are an increasing...
Ireland signs up to Copernicus Sentinel agreement17 October 2017
Ireland signs up to Copernicus Sentinel agreement17 October 2017 ESA and Enterprise Ireland have signed an agreement that gives Ireland access to data from the Copernicus Sentinel satellites and helps Ireland to exploit these data to benefit their country.
ESA takes the reins of the Disasters Charter16 October 2017
ESA takes the reins of the Disasters Charter16 October 2017 When disaster strikes, a group of international space agencies pools its resources and expertise to support relief efforts on the ground. For the next six months, ESA will be leading the International Charter Space and Major Disasters as it brings inf...
Keeping an eye on the storm13 October 2017
Keeping an eye on the storm13 October 2017 Over the past months, tragic news about hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, landslides, wildfires and other natural disasters, have dominated the news. The lives of many people have been affected, with considerable death tolls, and the aftermath of these...
Mapping the world’s forests20 September 2017
Mapping the world’s forests20 September 2017 Using satellite radar data, scientists have created a global map that quantifies the amount of wood in our forests – a key to understanding Earth’s carbon cycle and, ultimately, climate change.