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.
Italy’s drought seen from space05 September 2017
Italy’s drought seen from space05 September 2017 Despite the welcome showers at the weekend, abnormally low soil-moisture conditions persist in central Italy. Scientists are using satellite data to monitor the drought that has gripped the country.
Taking farming into the space age01 August 2017
Taking farming into the space age01 August 2017 Humans started to cultivate land around 10 000 years ago, so we must be pretty good at it by now. However, environmental concerns, sustainability, quotas, subsidies and paperwork make farming more challenging than ever. Satellites offer a solution to...