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Ideas wanted in science for society

04 October 2017

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ESA is offering over 100 opportunities for industry, start-ups and scientific institutions to develop innovative ideas that bring Earth observation science closer to society.

ESA's EO Science for Society programme aims to promote scientific exploitation of satellite data, pioneer novel applications and develop pre-commercial services while maximising the use of information and communications technologies.

The initiative also promotes community engagement and dialogue to increase the exploitation of scientific data while fostering an ‘open science' environment through the use of digital and social media. In addition, the use Earth observation for the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals is a key goal.

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Sentinel-5P brings air pollution into focus

01 December 2017

Launched on 13 October, the Sentinel-5P satellite has delivered its first images of air pollution.
Air quality monitoring for Copernicus Sentinel-5P captures Bali volcanic eruption
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.