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Benefits of Satellite Information to Forecast Landslides

Geohazard TEP video screenshot. Courtesy of ESA

Satellite archives information combined with a new cloud computing platform offer early warning of landslides. An example of this is Carmenes del Mar resort, in the south coast of Spain, that suffered from landslides leaving homes destructed. Combining radar images from various satellites, a team of Spanish researches from the group Analisis del Relieve y Procesos Activos (ARPA) could detect motion of less than a centimeter per year.

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Satellites detect east-west displacements after Italy’s last earthquake

Italy earthquake displacement, August 2016. Image: ESA

Scientists analysis of radar scans from satellites provides new data on the consequences of the earthquake that affected the central part of Italy on October 30th.

Italian experts have used radar imagery from Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites to detect considerable east-west and vertical displacements of the ground in areas like Montegallo, Norcia and Castelluccio.

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Successful launch of the Sentinel-3A satellite for Europe’s Copernicus Environment Programme

Sentinel-3A satellite

On 16 February 2016, the Sentinel-3A satellite was successfully launched from Plesetsk, Russia.  The 1150 kilogram satellite is the third in a series of satellites to be placed in orbit, and will contribute to monitor the environment and support civil security activities.

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Space for Climate Exhibition at the Champs-Elysées in Paris

These days, the Champs-Elysées in Paris hosts a Climate Cube (Image: ESA).

These days, the Champs-Elysées in Paris hosts a Climate Cube presenting information on the contribution of space for studying

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Tue, 27/10/2015 - 14:09

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Earth Observation Open Science 2.0

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Sentinel -1A records giant glacier calving event

Satellite image of Jakobshavn glacier´s calving process (Image: ESA)

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Sentinel-1A satellite captured the Jakobshavn glacier´s calving process, one of the biggest iceberg breaking phenomena on record.

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Thu, 27/08/2015 - 16:04

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Need for variables to monitor biodiversity from space

Image captured by Sentinel-2A satellite on the vegetation of Northwest Sardinia, Italy (Source: ESA)

There is a need for wider coordination between conservation organizations and space agencies to decide which variables tracked from space can be useful in order to monitor changes in biodiversity on a global scale. It is crucial to identify these changes as they may very well have impacts on the occurrence of natural disasters, such as droughts, landslides, floods and wildfires. 

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Successful week to highlight Earth observation usefulness

I-Band image of the storm provided by VIIRS instrument (Image: NASA)

As ESA announced, the Meteosat Second Generation-4 (MSG-4) captured its first image of Earth yesterday, 4 August. At the same time, international satellites were providing critical information about the Super typhoon Soudelor’s, which is affecting the Pacific Ocean.

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Wed, 05/08/2015 - 11:34

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TerraSAR-X satellite will continue providing data for Copernicus Data Warehouse

TerraSAR-X satellite monitoring Europe (Image: ESA)

Airbus Defence and Space and ESA have signed an agreement that enables Copernicus Data Warehouse to continue receiving TerraSAR-X satellite information until the end of 2020.

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