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Madrid, Spain

12 February 2016

The diverse landscapes of the autonomous Community of Madrid in the heart of Spain are evident in this week's image from Sentinel-2, acquired on 16 November 2015.

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Colours of Sweden

05 February 2016

This image is a composite of radar scans by Sentinel-1A on different dates of the Siljan Ring, located in the province of Dalarna in central Sweden.

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Lena in ice, Russia

02 February 2016


This false-colour image, a daily synthesis from early October 2015, zooms in on the beautiful Lena river, passing by Ostrov Terkey Island as it meanders through a mountainous and sparsely populated area in the river's lower course, that is located entirely north of the Arctic circle.

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Sierra Leone River Estuary

29 January 2016

Part of Sierra Leone in West Africa is pictured in this image the Sentinel-2A satellite captured on 11 December 2015.

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Proba-V Symposium, Ghent

26 January 2016


With the satellite in orbit for just over 2 years, Proba-V programme partners, scientists and users gather this week in Ghent (Belgium) for the international Proba-V Symposium.

Featured here is a compilation of Proba-V imagery that illustrates the many applications the mission data is used for.

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Colours of the Persian Gulf

22 January 2016

This beautiful, natural-colour image from Sentinel-2A on 18 September 2015 features the small nation of Bahrain and parts of eastern Saudi Arabia.

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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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