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Monitoring climate change from space

13 June 2014

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How do measurements from satellites flying above Earth provide essential information on the effects of climate change on our planet? Scientific and political organisations considered the question in London today.

Held at the Royal Society, the 'Space: the new view on climate change' event focused on climate change monitoring by satellites and the achievements of ESA's Climate Change Initiative.

The initiative is the world's largest coordinated programme for providing data from space on key climate factors for analysing climate change.

Among the topics discussed were the contributions ESA's CryoSat satellite have been making, as well as the future benefits of the Sentinel satellites.

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