Vega to take Spain’s SEOSAT–Ingenio into orbit20 May 2019 ESA and Arianespace have signed a contract that secure the SEOSAT–Ingenio Earth observation satellite’s ride into orbit next year on a Vega rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.
Satellites yield insight into not so permanent permafrost 17 May 2019 Ice is without doubt one of the first casualties of climate change, but the effects of our warming world are not only limited to ice melting on Earth’s surface. Ground that has been frozen for thousands of years is also thawing, adding to the climate...
A quarter of glacier ice in West Antarctica is now unstable16 May 2019 By combining 25 years of ESA satellite data, scientists have discovered that warming ocean waters have caused the ice to thin so rapidly that 24% of the glacier ice in West Antarctica is now affected.
The air we breathe16 May 2019
The air we breathe16 May 2019 Air pollution is a global environmental health problem, especially for those living in urban areas. Not only does it negatively impact our ecosystems, it considerably affects our health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 8 milli...
World Space Alliance kicks off16 May 2019
World Space Alliance kicks off16 May 2019 While scientists and data users continue to discuss the latest findings about our changing world and the space technologies that are needed to learn more, this week’s Living Planet Symposium has also been the forum to forge and strengthen alliances. A...
Monitoring Earth’s shifting land 15 May 2019
Monitoring Earth’s shifting land 15 May 2019 The monitoring of land subsidence is of vital importance for low-lying countries, but also areas which are prone to peculiar ground instability.