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Copernicus Sentinel maps Florence hurricane flood

15 September 2018

Making landfall in the US state of North Carolina on 14 September, Hurricane Florence is causing widespread damage and flooding. The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission is being used to map affected areas.

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New kid on the block picks up relay for ozone

14 September 2018

For more than 20 years, changes in ozone over Antarctica have been carefully monitored by a succession of European satellites. This important long-term record is now being added to by the Copernicus Sentinel-5P mission, which is dedicated to atmospheric monitoring.

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Giant iceberg escapes

13 September 2018

In July 2017, one of the largest icebergs on record calved from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica. However, sea ice to the east and shallow waters to the north kept this giant berg, named A68, hemmed in.

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Aeolus wows with first wind data

12 September 2018

Just one week after ESA's Aeolus satellite shone a light on our atmosphere and returned a taster of what's in store, this ground-breaking mission has again exceeded all expectations by delivering its first data on wind – a truly remarkable feat so early in its life in space.

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How much water is used for irrigation?

11 September 2018

Feeding a growing global population is a major concern, but efforts to grow more food will place an added burden on precious supplies of freshwater. New research shows how measurements of soil moisture from space could be used to understand how much water is used for agriculture and potentially help farmers manage consumption.

ALOS PALSAR OTF planned maintenance - 13 September 2018

11 September 2018

Due to a scheduled maintenance, access to the On-The-Fly (OTF) Online Dissemination System (OADS) for ALOS PALSAR data will be unavailable on Thursday, 13 September 2018 from 09:00 to 12:30 CEST.

Special CryoSat issue in Advances in Space Research journal

11 September 2018

A special issue of the Advances in Space Research journal dedicated to CryoSat - titled "The CryoSat Satellite Altimetry Mission: Eight Years of Scientific Exploitation" - is now available to download from the Science Direct website.

OADS - OTF maintenance on 11 September 2018

10 September 2018

Due to a scheduled maintenance, access to the OADS-OTF instance providing access to the ERS and Envisat (A)SAR data collections will be unavailable on Tuesday 11 September 2018, from 09:00 to 12:00 CEST and then again from 14:00 to 17:00 CEST.

MUAS 2018 - Registration is open

07 September 2018

The online registration is now available for ESA's 2nd Conference on Mapping Urban Areas from Space (MUAS 2018), which will be held at ESA-ESRIN (Frascati, Italy) from 30 to 31 October 2018.

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OECD uses ESA data to measure green growth

06 September 2018

ESA data have been used to develop the new Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Green Growth headline indicator on land-cover change.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) defines green growth as ‘fostering economic growth and development, while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services on which our well-being relies.'

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Spotlight on sea-level rise

25 September 2018

Scientists are gathering in the Azores this week to share findings on how satellite has revealed changes in the height of the sea, ice, inland bodies of water and more.

Regional sea-level trends

Of concern to all is the fact that global sea level has not only been rising steadily over the last 25 years, but recently it is rising at a much faster rate.