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Water quality of European lake measured from space

Satellite image of Lake Balaton (Image: Viktor Tóth)

Satellite technology allows to assess the quality of water on Earth through the visualization of pollution levels otherwise invisible to the human eye, as a recent study shows.

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Thu, 05/03/2015 - 09:39

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e-GEOS will provide satellite maps for Copernicus emergency management

Yvette storm in Southeast Europe and Balkans in 2014 (Image: NASA)

The European Commission has awarded a contract worth 12 million Euros to e-GEOS, to provide satellite maps for emergency management.

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Wed, 04/03/2015 - 10:06

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Sentinel-2: Europe's new Earth Observation satellite ready

Sentinel-2 (Image: ESA/S. Corvaja)

The lead spacecraft built within the Europe's new Earth observation (EO) programme is ready to go into orbit.

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Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:38

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TerraSAR-X satellite images help detect flooded areas in Denmark

MERIS image of Denmark, on 1 June 2003.

In order to monitor and map the spatial extent of the flooding caused by two storms passing over Denmark the weekend of 9 to 11 January 2015, radar images from TerraSAR-X satellite were employed.

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Mon, 26/01/2015 - 11:34

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ESA: Redesigning low-orbit satellite missions for cleaner outer space

Space debris in low Earth orbit

European satellite manufactures will meet in March to discuss redesigning low-orbit missions in order to combat the increasing problem of space debris.

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Fri, 23/01/2015 - 08:23

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ESA's Sentinel-3A is now complete

Sentinel-3A in the cleanroom at Thales Alenia Space in Cannes, France.

ESA has recently announced that its satellite Sentinel-3A is now fully formed, after 18 months of careful assembling.

The satellite is expected to be launched at the end of 2015. It will join in orbit Sentinel-1A, launched on April 2014, and Sentinel-2A, to be launched in spring 2015.

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Mon, 22/12/2014 - 08:51

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UN-SPIDER participates in Asia-Europe Meeting Roundtable on Disaster Rescue

UN-SPIDER's expert, Dr Shirish Ravan, addressed the use of Space-based info

The "Roundtable Meetings on Innovations in Technologies for

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Mon, 15/12/2014 - 12:11

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Satellites help in the assessment of risk of epidemics

With Vecmap researchers will be able to map high-risk areas

A new method has been developed to assess the risk of potential epidemics with the help of satellites. It has been developed by a consortium led by Avia-GIS in Belgium and supported by ESA.

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Thu, 04/12/2014 - 17:42

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ESA: Laser link offers high-speed delivery of Earth Observation data

Berlin from Sentinel-1A via laser

ESA has successfully linked up the Sentinel-1A and Alphasat satellites by laser. The satellites were linked up from a distance of almost 36 000 km between them.

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Fri, 05/12/2014 - 08:00

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GOCE satellite data will improve our understanding of ocean currents

Ocean currents from GOCE

Satellite data collected by ESA’s Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) have been used to create a more accurate gravity map of global ocean currents. Users can register and access the data through ESA's website for free.

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Mon, 01/12/2014 - 11:00

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