Image of the Week
20 Oct 2017 - This Landsat-8 image comparison, acquired on 14 October 2017, shows wildfires North-East of Vigo in Spain. A combination of natural and false colour imagery is used to show how Vigo forest has been affected by the fires.
Latest Change Detection Events
21 July 2017 - A series of wildfires began on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius in Italy recently. The fires consumed 9 square kilometres of forest, and Sentinel-2 was used to monitor the wide extent of the affected area on 12 July.
Latest Landsat Showcases
About Earth Watching
The Earth Watching project started at the end of 1993 during an emergency in Germany caused by serious floods that lasted for several days in the Cologne - Bonn area.
We realised that during natural disasters, users and governmental authorities need data over the affected areas in very short timeframes, shorter than normal data delivery times, in order to co-ordinate rescue activities.
The Earth Watching project aim is not only to show natural disasters, but also to promote various satellite remote sensing applications through images and articles. Some examples are shown in the change detection part of this website.
25 Years of Landsat
In honour of the twenty year anniversary in 2004, our Landsat Showcase was created to present some of these images and show how some of the world's cities have changed and developed through the duration of the mission.
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