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The most detailed portraits ever of the Earth's land surface have been created with ESA's Envisat environmental satellite.
The global carbon cycle plays a vital role in climate change and is of intense importance to policy makers, but significant knowledge gaps remain in our understanding of it. Scientists have highlighted research projects using ESA satellites to understand better this complex process.
ESA has created a website, MIRAVI, which gives access to the most recently acquired images from the worldâ€™s largest Earth Observation satellite, Envisat.
Since its launch in 2002, Envisat, the worldâ€™s largest and most sophisticated satellite ever built, has been providing scientists and operational users with invaluable data for global monitoring and forecasting â€“ and the future looks even brighter.
Australian researchers have found Envisat's MERIS sensor can detect coral bleaching down to ten metres deep. This means Envisat could potentially monitor impacted coral reefs worldwide on a twice-weekly basis.
Earth's oceans are what make this a Blue Planet. Our seas influence the climate, produce most of the oxygen we breathe, serve as a means of transport and a major source of food and resources. Today's World Ocean Day is a chance to learn more about the seas that surround us â€“ and how satellite monitoring helps protect them.
The most detailed portrait ever of the Earth's land surface is being created with ESA's Envisat environmental satellite. The GLOBCOVER project aims at producing a global land cover map to a resolution three times sharper than any previous satellite map.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.