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The French Spot satellites have been charting the world’s vegetation since 1998. This important task soon falls to ESA’s Proba-V, which, despite being only a little larger than a washing machine, will provide sharp views of Earth’s plant life every two days.
ESA joined international delegates in Doha, Qatar, to discuss how satellite observations show our planet’s most sensitive areas reacting to climate change – and how this information is useful to the people living there.
The potential of GMES for crisis management and environmental monitoring is highlighted in a new publication with users demonstrating the importance of Earth observation data to European regions.
This year, satellites saw the extent of Arctic sea ice hit a record low since measurements began in the 1970s. ESA’s SMOS and CryoSat satellites are now taking a deeper look by measuring the volume of the sea-ice cover.
Archived radar data from the Envisat mission are playing an important role in mapping landslides in Switzerland.
Scientists have gathered in the 'floating city' this week to talk about radar altimetry – measuring the heights of the global sea surface, freshwater bodies, land and ice using spaceborne sensors.
The sixth ESA Earth Observation Summer School wraps up today.
The largest ever conference on geoscience and remote sensing comes to an end after a week of exchanging ideas, identifying research trends and discussing the latest developments in observation techniques.
World-class scientists, engineers and educators have gathered in Munich, Germany, this week to discuss the latest developments in remote sensing and exchange ideas with other members of the international scientific community.
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