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Cambodian rivers

22 May 2015

A flooded landscape in Cambodia between the Mekong River (right) and Tonlé Sap river (left) is pictured by Japan's ALOS satellite, acquired by the AVNIR-2 instrument on 5 December 2009.

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Mekong Delta, Vietnam

19 May 2015


This 100 m Proba-V image of 18 March 2015 shows part of the Mekong Delta and Vietnam's southern provinces. The small-scale structures visible in the image indicate the various forms of agriculture, in particular aquaculture farms for shrimp and fish breeding, as well as many rice paddies.

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Catalan coast, Spain

15 May 2015

This radar image, acquired by Sentinel-1A on 29 January 2015, captures part of Catalonia in northeastern Spain including the city of Barcelona (right), the site of one of Europe's principal seaports.

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Calbuco Volcano, Chile

12 May 2015


This Proba-V 300 m image was taken on 24 April 2015, two days after the recent eruption of Calbuco Volcano in southern Chile. The eruption caused lava flows into a nearby lake, as well as an ash plume - clearly visible in the centre of the image - that rose to an altitude of 10 kilometres.

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South Georgia Island

08 May 2015

The northeast coast of South Georgia Island in the southern Atlantic Ocean is pictured in this Landsat-8 satellite image, acquired on 16 February 2015. Clouds, however, block our view of its southwestern coast.

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The Himalayas, Nepal

06 May 2015


This false-colour 300 m Proba-V image of 23 April 2015 shows from top to bottom the Tibetan plateau, the Himalayan mountains, and the subtropical lowland of southern Nepal and northern India.

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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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