Latest Global Monitoring for Environment and Security Stories
The amount of sunlight being absorbed or reflected by Earth is one of the driving forces for weather and climate. Satellites are providing this information with unprecedented accuracy.
Thousands of never-before-seen data products from the US Landsat satellites acquired over 30 years have been released for online access.
The first global map of vegetation from the recently launched Proba-V has been unveiled, demonstrating that the minisatellite is on track to continue a 15-year legacy of global vegetation monitoring from space.
The first satellite for Europe’s new environmental monitoring programme is being put through some pretty harsh treatment to make sure that it can cope with the huge temperature changes as it orbits Earth.
Satellites are being used to promote agriculture in one of the world’s poorest countries. Named after the river that traverses the country from east to west, The Gambia is the smallest nation on mainland Africa.
The European Space Agency's SMOS satellite is showing its worth in observing the wetlands, offering a better understanding of Earth's carbon cycle.
In its third year, the Copernicus Masters competition – previously known as the GMES Masters – opens once again. Submissions are now being accepted for the first challenge that asks participants to demonstrate how satellites show humans’ impact on our planet.
An important milestone has been reached for ESA’s Sentinel-3 mission.
Good news for Europe’s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security program: the European Council has secured the program’s EU funding through 2020.
ESA and NASA have joined forces to ensure that Sentinel-2 and the newly launched Landsat Data Continuity Mission offer compatible data products, thereby bringing greater benefits to users of images of Earth’s land and coastal zones.
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