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Changing lands

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:18

Discover how satellites and ESA’s Climate Change Initiative are mapping Earth’s different types of land cover and how they change from year to year


Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 takes us over part of northern Brazil’s Marajó island in Pará state

Earth from Space

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:05

In this week's edition, discover Brazil’s Marajó island with Sentinel-2

Earth from Space

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:07

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission celebrates two years of providing data, exceeding expectations in its various fields of operations

Space helps forests regenerate

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:53

Many of us probably think of trees during the festive season more than any other time of the year. With Christmas trees now discarded and decorations packed away, we will be turning our attention back to daily life. The task of cultivating and regenerating forests, however, is a year-long concern – but one that can be made easier and cheaper thanks to satellites and cloud-computing.

Sea and air connected

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 15:59

Discover how satellites and ESA’s Climate Change Initiative are helping us to understand how changes in the oceans influence the atmosphere and vice versa

Reindeer Island

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 takes us over part of Lake Winnipeg in the Canadian province of Manitoba

Earth from space

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 10:05

In the 253rd edition, discover Canada’s Reindeer Island – where we believe Santa Claus stops for a rest during his busy night before Christmas

Tracking aerosols

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:02

The Sentinel-5P satellite sees aerosols from southern California’s fires

Orange County

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-1 radar vision over the US state of California

Earth from Space

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:05

The Sentinel-1 radar satellite mission takes us over California's Orange County and surrounding areas in the 252nd edition

Accessing Copernicus data made easier

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:31

Thanks to the European Union’s Copernicus programme, vast quantities of satellite data are freely available to manage the environment and benefit European citizens. While this offers a wealth of opportunities, downloading and storing these data involves some complex logistical challenges – but this is about to change.

Earth from Space

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:15

Atmospheric scientists from the DLR German Aerospace Center join the Earth from Space video programme to discuss the first data from the recently-launched Sentinel-5P satellite

CO2 and oceans

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:30

Discover how satellites can help us understand the role of oceans in regulating carbon dioxide – the most import human-made greenhouse gas responsible for global warming

California in flames

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 15:45

Captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission, this image shows flames and smoke from fierce blazes devastating the Los Angeles area


Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: southern France and the surrounding agricultural landscape captured by Sentinel-2

Earth from Space

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:05

In the 251st edition, the Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over France’s ‘pink city’

Bali volcano

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:00

One of the first images from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P mission shows sulphur dioxide spewing from the Mount Agung volcano in Bali, Indonesia

Sentinel-5P brings air pollution into focus

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:43

Launched on 13 October, the Sentinel-5P satellite has delivered its first images of air pollution. Even though the satellite is still being prepared for service, these first results have been hailed as exceptional and show how this latest Copernicus satellite is set to take the task of monitoring air quality into a new era.

Amazon River

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:05

Earth observation image of the week: northern Brazil and the Amazon River pictured by Sentinel-2A