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New Ocean Monitoring Indicators provide key reference for climate change

21 March 2018

The Copernicus Marine Service has released a new ocean information product. The Ocean Monitoring Indicators (OMIs) are free downloadable datasets which cover the past 25 years of key variables used in monitoring oceanic trends in line with climate change, including ocean warming, sea level rise and melting of sea ice. This free and open ocean information allows users to track the vital health signs of the ocean over the past quarter of a century.

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Sentinel-1 provides support in Taiwan's earthquake

22 February 2018

The Sentinel-1 satellites of Europe's Copernicus Programme are being used to quantify the surface deformation of the disaster area around the Hualien earthquake.

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Copernicus Sentinel-3 offers safer navigation at sea

11 January 2018

Wave information is crucial for people working at sea, to be able to navigate and operate safely. A new product based on satellite altimeter data detailing ‘Significant Wave Height' now enables this.

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International Charter wins Prestigious Pecora Award

22 November 2017

The International Charter Space and Major Disasters has received a distinguished award for providing free satellite imagery, data and information to the global community during times of crises.

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Nearly four decades of soil moisture data now available

03 November 2017

A new, long-term and global dataset of soil moisture measurements from space has been released to help us better understand the water cycle and climate, monitor agriculture and manage our water resources.

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Melting snow aids absorption of carbon dioxide

30 October 2017

It appears that something good can come from something bad. Although rising global temperatures are causing seasonal snow cover to melt earlier in the spring, this allows for the snow-free boreal forests to absorb more carbon dioxide from our atmosphere.

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Danube Delta, Romania

20 March 2018

An example of river sediment transport is given in this Proba-V 100 m image of 01 April 2017, which shows the Danube river flowing into the Black Sea in north-east Romania. The light-blue whirls just off-shore indicate substantial amounts of sediments from the Danube outflow.