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Monitoring Hurricane Ophelia

17 October 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite captured different views of Hurricane Ophelia in the past week on its path towards Europe.

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ESA takes the reins of the Disasters Charter

16 October 2017

When disaster strikes, a group of international space agencies pools its resources and expertise to support relief efforts on the ground. For the next six months, ESA will be leading the International Charter Space and Major Disasters as it brings information from satellites to the aid of the vulnerable.

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Mapping the world's forests

20 September 2017

Using satellite radar data, scientists have created a global map that quantifies the amount of wood in our forests - a key to understanding Earth's carbon cycle and, ultimately, climate change.

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Italy's drought seen from space

05 September 2017

Despite the welcome showers at the weekend, abnormally low soil-moisture conditions persist in central Italy. Scientists are using satellite data to monitor the drought that has gripped the country.

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Kalamos fires

23 August 2017

Wildfires have broken out across southern Europe as a heatwave grips the region. This animation created using images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites show the live blaze and aftermath of wildfires that devastated an area about 35 km northeast of Athens, Greece, in mid-August.

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Sentinel-1 speeds up crop insurance payouts

17 August 2017

For the first time in India, a state government is using satellites to assess lost crops so that farmers can benefit from speedy insurance payouts.

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