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ESA expands climate dataset portfolio

06 December 2018

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ESA has added nine new projects to its flagship climate initiative as part of ongoing efforts to systematically observe and collect data in support of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The three-year projects join the ESA Climate Change Initiative, a research programme focused on generating global datasets for the key components of Earth's climate – known as essential climate variables or ECVs.

The projects will generate climate-quality datasets by reassessing and reprocessing archived satellite data that ESA, together with its Member States, have established over the last 40 years.
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Lake Chad's shrinking waters

22 March 2019

The 22 March is World Water Day, which focuses on the importance of freshwater. The Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations aim to achieve a better and more sustainable future. Goal number six focuses on ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030. This image takes us over Lake Chad at the southern edge of the Sahara, where water supplies are dwindling.