There are an ever increasing number of applications in support of industrial development from civil engineering to oil prospecting, and in the monitoring of urban change and population mapping for planning and control purposes.
Urban & Industry
16 April 2014
Launched on 3 April, ESA's Sentinel-1A satellite has already delivered its first radar images of Earth. They offer a tantalising glimpse of the kind of operational imagery that this new mission will provide for Europe's ambitious Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.
24 October 2013
The international body representing the oil and gas industry is promoting the use of satellite Earth observation as the industry explores new frontiers. The upcoming Sentinel suite of satellites will facilitate these new endeavours.
A newcomer has joined ESA's Earth Observation fleet with the launch of Proba-V, an innovative and new miniaturised satellite that will track vegetation on a global scale. Its data will provide researchers, educators and students with new data and images, helping us understand more about our own environment.
International development banks often invest in regions where projects can be difficult to monitor and evaluate. Earth-observing satellites are proving to be important tools for the development sector.
As our quest for knowledge about our planet grows, so does the need for novel technologies to offer new insight into the changing face of Earth. Researchers are excited about the potential of a new radar wavelength to image Earth from space.
29 September 2011
Satellites are helping to forecast the location of urban areas most affected during heat waves, helping planners to...
12 November 2009
Compiled from thousands of satellite pictures, Urban Atlas has been produced by the European Commission and Member States with the support of European space technology.
17 July 2009
Entrepreneurs at ESA's Business Incubation centre in the Netherlands have used radar technology from the agency's Envisat remote-sensing satellite to develop a compact, high-resolution radar that can monitor land and buildings from small aircraft.
The team studied the surface displacement in the urban area of Rome
(Italy) with multitemporal InSAR technique known as Interferometric
Point Target Analysis (IPTA) exploiting the SAR dataset available
since 1995 up to 2005 (either ERS1-2 and Envisat data)...
In response to a growing demand for sharpened census data, GeoVille Information Systems has developed 'real-world population' maps...
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