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Glaciers lose nine trillion tonnes of ice in half a century

09 April 2019

When we think of climate change, one of the first things to come to mind is melting polar ice. However, ice loss isn't just restricted to the polar regions. According to research published today, glaciers around the world have lost well over 9000 gigatonnes (nine trillion tonnes) of ice since 1961, raising sea level by 27 mm.

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Aeolus well on the way to improving forecasts

05 April 2019

Assessing the accuracy of data being returned by completely new technology in space is a challenging task. But this is exactly what engineers and scientists have been dedicating their time to over the last months so that measurements of the world's winds being gathered by Aeolus can be fed confidently into weather forecast models.

Air quality: what’s space got to do with it?

05 April 2019

Air pollution is a global environmental health problem that is responsible for millions of people dying prematurely every year. In cities and towns, traffic pumps pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide directly into the air we breathe, which can increase the risk of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, for example.

Swarm Bravo collision avoidance manoeuvre on 2 April 2019

03 April 2019

An orbit collision avoidance manoeuvre was performed on Swarm Bravo on 2 April 2019 at 00:23 UTC for a duration of 64 seconds, equivalent to a Delta V of 0.015 m/s.

Copernicus Masters 2019 submissions open

03 April 2019

The Copernicus Masters 2019 competition is now open for submissions. This international competition awards prizes to innovative solutions, developments and ideas for business and society that use Copernicus data.

ESA Earth Observation Phi Week 2019 – abstract submission

28 March 2019

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising a Phi-week event at ESA/ESRIN (Frascati, Italy) from 09 to 13 September 2019.

If you are interested in submitting an abstract, please submit your contribution before 10 April 2019 at phiweek.esa.int

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Proba-V view of Galápagos

27 March 2019

A Proba-V view of the internationally protected, volcanic archipelago of the Galápagos and its surrounding marine reserve. This island chain is renowned for its many endemic species that were studied by Charles Darwin, directly contributing to his famous theory of evolution by means of natural selection.

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Receding waters

27 March 2019

It is thought that well over a million people have been affected by what is probably the worst storm on record to hit the southern hemisphere. Making landfall on 15 March 2019, Cyclone Idai ripped through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, razing buildings to the ground, destroying roads and inundating entire towns, villages and swathes of farmland.

Sentinel Hub custom script contest

26 March 2019

ESA and the EU invite entries for a contest to submit scripts for the Sentinel Hub EO Browser.

If you are interested in winning a trip to ESRIN or a prize of up to 1,000 EUR, submit your entry for the Sentinel Hub custom script contest by 5 May 2019.

Satellites key to addressing water scarcity

22 March 2019

Today is World Water Day, but with millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggling to cope in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, the notion of water shortages may not be at the forefront of our minds right now.

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