It’s all go in summer for Greenland’s glaciers13 July 2018
It’s all go in summer for Greenland’s glaciers13 July 2018 The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission has revealed that, on average, Greenland’s glaciers are now flowing more slowly into the Arctic Ocean. While glacial flow may have slowed overall, in summer glaciers flow 25% faster than they do in the winter.
Copernicus Sentinel-3B delivers first images09 May 2018
Copernicus Sentinel-3B delivers first images09 May 2018 Less than two weeks after it was launched, the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite has delivered its first images of Earth. Exceeding expectations, this first set of images include the sunset over Antarctica, sea ice in the Arctic and a view of northern...
Satellites guide ships in icy waters through the cloud07 November 2017
Satellites guide ships in icy waters through the cloud07 November 2017 In late August, the 60 m-long US Coast Guard Cutter Maple completed its navigation through the Arctic’s ice-ridden Northwest Passage. While this was not the first time ships had taken this route, it was the first time that the International Ice Patrol...
The road to the Arctic19 September 2017
The road to the Arctic19 September 2017 The Arctic is a rapidly changing region in which climate changes are felt more severely than anywhere else on the planet. Due to increases in temperature the ice has been melting away unlocking much of the Arctic's treasures within. This has spurred o...
Quantifying the effects of climate change05 June 2017
Quantifying the effects of climate change05 June 2017 Last year was the hottest on record, Arctic sea ice is on the decline and sea levels continue to rise. In this context, satellites are providing us with an unbiased view of how our climate is changing and the effects it is having on our planet.
Negribreen on the move12 May 2017
Negribreen on the move12 May 2017 Rapid acceleration of an Arctic glacier over the past year has been detected by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites.