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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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Wed, 17/02/2016 - 16:50

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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

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The European Space Agency (ESA) is preparing an innovative

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12/10/2015 to 14/10/2015

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Wed, 01/07/2015

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Rome

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  • Italy

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The European Space Agency (ESA)

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Sentinel Application Platform (SNAP)

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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Thu, 13/08/2015 - 10:49

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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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Thu, 30/07/2015 - 15:43

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Scientists find increase in Arctic ice caps in 2013

CryoSat-2 satellite image measuring Arctic sea ice thickness (Image: ESA)

Researchers at London’s Global University (UCL) and the University of Leeds discovered that the volume of Arctic ice increased 33% between 2013 and 2014 due to an unusually cool summer in 2013.

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Mon, 27/07/2015 - 12:20

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EEA and ESA strengths cooperation on Earth Observation and environmental monitoring

French Riviera processed through infrared spectral channel, one of the first images captured by Sentinel-2A satellite (Image: ESA)

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on July 15 between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Environmental Agency (EEA) in order to share scientific expertise and technical data in the fields of

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Thu, 23/07/2015 - 11:56

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