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Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Proteus Geo Wins ESA Backing to Advance Bathymetry Data Service

Proteus Geo, a leading provider of satellite-based mapping services and data, together with DHI, the world renowned consultant group within water environments, has won the backing of the European Space Agency (ESA) to create a new bathymetry data service that leverages DigitalGlobe satellite imagery to allow everyone to explore the shallows around the world’s coastlines.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Variety of Sensors Tracked Hurricane Matthew

As Hurricane Matthew developed into a Category 4 hurricane that pummeled the Caribbean and southeastern United States, killing more than 1,000 people, disrupting electricity and other utilities to hundreds of thousands, and causing billions of dollars in economic damage, many of the world’s satellites and sensors were tuned to the storm, and recorded its path

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Radar Scans Measure Italy Earthquake Displacement

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy on Aug. 24, 2016. Approximately 300 people died as a result of the quake, which devastated several towns in the country’s Apennine mountain belt. The Italian peninsula features fault lines created by the separation of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates. The fault line separating these two plates

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Climate from Space

Discover our planet’s changing climate through the eyes of satellites with Climate from Space, a new iPad App featuring interactive maps and video interviews with top scientists. Climate from Space on the App Store https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=1061553589&mt=8

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

CryoSat Sets New Standard for Measuring Sea Levels

Trying to measure sea levels around rugged coastlines is not always an easy task. ESA’s CryoSat satellite is making a difference with its radar altimeter. Sea level is a very sensitive indicator of climate change, reflecting components of the climate system such as heat, glaciers and the melting of ice-sheets. Precisely monitoring changes in the

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Europe’s Workhorse Sentinel Ready for Action

Getting the bigger picture on the health of our planet drew another step closer today as Europe’s Sentinel-3A satellite was handed over to Eumetsat for operations. Since it was launched in February, the satellite and its instruments have been meticulously fine-tuned to make sure that everything is fit and ready for the task in hand:

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

CryoSat Reveals Recent Greenland Ice Loss

12 July 2016 — In the most detailed picture to date, information from ESA’s CryoSat satellite reveals how melting ice in Greenland has recently contributed twice as much to sea-level rise as the prior two decades.Between 2011 and 2014, Greenland lost around one trillion tonnes of ice. This corresponds to a 0.75 mm contribution to

Friday, July 8th, 2016

ESA’s Dragon Cooperation with China Extended to 2020

ESA and China have launched the fourth phase of the collaborative Dragon programme in Wuhan City, on the Yangtze River, which recently experienced major floods witnessed by Europe’s Sentinel-1 satellite. ESA and representatives of China’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) met in Wuhan to sign the cooperation agreement, which begins the fourth phase of

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Europe’s SpaceDataHighway Relays First Sentinel-1 Images Via Laser

ESA unveiled the first Sentinel-1 satellite images sent via the European Data Relay System’s world-leading laser technology in high orbit. The two images were taken by the radar on the Copernicus Sentinel-1A over La Reunion Island and its coastal area. The first was scanned in a high-resolution mode, the second in a wide-swath mode that

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Sentinel-1A Spots Potential Oil Slick from Missing EgyptAir Plane

The Sentinel-1A radar satellite has detected a potential oil slick in the eastern Mediterranean Sea – in the same area where EgyptAir flight MS804 disappeared early yesterday morning on its way from Paris to Cairo. The image was acquired by Sentinel-1A yesterday at 16:00 GMT (18:00 CEST). ESA has given information related to the image

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