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Earth Watching: 1993 - 2020

7 April 2020 - This article highlights some of the images featured during the history of the Earth Watching project, which has now ended after 27 years.

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Serra da Mesa Dam, Brazil

21 February 2020 - This image of the Serra da Mesa Dam, Brazil was acquired by the copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite on 30 Octber 2019.

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Wildfires in Australia

16 January 2020 - Wildfires have been burning across Australia since October causing widespread devastation. In this weeks article we have two image comparisons of Kangaroo Island and Wollemi National Park.

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Marib Dam, Yemen

4 December 2019 - This image acquired by Copernicus Sentinel-2, shows the area of Marib and the Marib Dam. It is the ancient capital of the kingdom of Saba and the most important archaeological site in Yemen.

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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.

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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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