ESA title

Oceans from Space

Date: Tue, Jun 02, 2015 | 06:30 - 06:47 GMT | 08:30 - 08:47 CEST

Replay: Tue, Jun 02, 2015 | 15:00 - 15:17 GMT | 17:00 - 17:17 CEST

Type: ESA TV Exchange

Format: 16:9


Our oceans cover about 70 per cent of Earth’s surface, but to what degree do we really understand them? Measurements taken in the water – called in-situ – provide us with a wealth of information.

Hundreds of kilometers above the ocean surface, satellites are making their own measurements, giving us a broader views of these vast bodies of water.

In fact the combination of both observations have been revolutionizing oceanography.

This video explains what Satellites have brought to our understanding of the oceans, with several ESA missions bringing their bricks to this knowledge.

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Satellite Parameters: Eutelsat 9A at 9 degrees E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.