Safeguarding our most precious resource: water22 March 2018
Safeguarding our most precious resource: water22 March 2018 According to this year’s Global Risk Report by the World Economic Forum, water crises are one of the five biggest risks to society. ESA is working with development banks to help water-resource authorities use information from satellites to manage this...
Sentinels helping to map minerals20 March 2018
Sentinels helping to map minerals20 March 2018 The traditional way of mapping Earth’s geology and mineral resources is a costly and time-consuming undertaking. While satellites cannot entirely replace the expert in the field, they can certainly help – as a recent effort in Africa shows.
Building bridges with Alcantara12 December 2017
Building bridges with Alcantara12 December 2017 Without a doubt humans will one day travel further away than ever before in space, bringing our universe just that little bit closer to all. Using space technology, distant regions of the world can also be brought closer by "building bridges"...
Africa, classified03 October 2017
Africa, classified03 October 2017 From the barren Sahara to lush jungles, the first high-resolution map classifying land cover types on the entire African continent has been released. The map was created using a year’s worth of data from the Sentinel-2A satellite.
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.
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...