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Tonga

22 July 2016

The island of Tongatapu and the nearby smaller islands – all part of the Kingdom of Tonga archipelago in the southern Pacific Ocean – are pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 23 May.

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Sundarbans web

15 July 2016

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the very eastern part of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh, in this natural-colour image captured on 18 March 2016.

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GEO BON Open Science Conference, Leipzig

12 July 2016


From 4 to 8 July 2016 GEO BON, the global initiative on biodiversity of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), organised its Open Science Conference in Leipzig, Germany. To note the occasion, this Proba-V image, acquired on 1 January 2016, shows Leipzig and the surrounding area.

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Malaspina Glacier

08 July 2016

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over southeastern Alaska to the Malaspina Glacier in this image acquired on 8 March 2016.

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IGARSS 2016, Beijing

05 July 2016


The 2016 edition of the IEEE's International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS, takes place in Beijing from 10 to 15 July. To note the occasion, this Proba-V image, acquired on 6 October 2014, shows Beijing and the surrounding area.

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Mount St Helens

01 July 2016

Sentinel-2A captured this image of Mount St Helens in the US state of Washington on 8 February 2016.

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Discover more about our planet with the Earth from Space video programme. Join ESA every Friday at 10:00 CEST for an 800 km-high tour with spectacular images from Earth-observing satellites.

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See views of the Earth acquired by the Proba-V satellite. A new Proba-V image, produced by VITO, is published each week and demonstrates applications of the vegetation mission.

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The Earth Watching project is an ESA/ESRIN service to help local authorities and to promote the benefits of remote sensing data during emergencies, sending images and articles to newspapers, magazines and TV stations.

The Earth Watching website features not only imagery of natural disasters, but also promotes various satellite remote sensing applications through images and articles. Some examples are shown in the special events part of the website.

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