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Deforestation in Bolivia

24 January 2020

This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image features an area in the Santa Cruz Department of Bolivia, where part of the tropical dry forest has been cleared for agricultural use.

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Japanese archipelago

17 January 2020

The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission takes us over the Japanese archipelago – a string of islands that extends about 3000 km into the western Pacific Ocean.

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Faroe Islands

10 January 2020

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Faroe Islands, located halfway between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean. The Faroe Islands are an archipelago made up of 18 jagged islands and are a self-governing nation under the external sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark.

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Okavango Delta, Botswana

09 January 2020

This Proba-V image shows the classification of the famous Okavango Delta, Botswana complemented by a Google EarthTM background image.

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Tromsø, Norway

20 December 2019

With Christmas almost here, the red and white of this Copernicus Sentinel-2 image bring a festive feel to this week's image featuring Tromsø – the largest city in northern Norway.

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Baltic blooms

13 December 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the green algae blooms swirling around the Baltic Sea.

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Mato Grosso, Brazil

06 December 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over part of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso deep in the Amazon interior.

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Lake St. Clair

29 November 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Lake St. Clair, forming the border between Ontario, Canada to the east, and Michigan, US to the west.

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Seville, Spain

22 November 2019

Ahead of next week's ‘Space19+' Ministerial Council, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Seville in southern Spain – the destination for this milestone event.

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Lake Tai, China

15 November 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Lake Tai, the third largest freshwater lake in China, with this image captured on 24 May 2019.

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Holbox Island, Mexico

08 November 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Holbox Island, off the Quintana Roo coast of Mexico. The island is separated from mainland Mexico by a shallow lagoon.

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Canberra, Australia

05 November 2019

This Proba-V image with a Sentinel-2 inset shows Canberra, the Australian Capital Territory and the southern part of New South Wales.

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Halloween Crack

01 November 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over cracks in the Brunt ice shelf, which lies in the Weddell Sea sector of Antarctica.

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Leelanau Peninsula, US

25 October 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission captured this image of the Leelanau Peninsula on the northwest coast of Northern Michigan, US, on 18 October 2018.

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Korean Peninsula

18 October 2019

The Korean Peninsula in East Asia can be seen in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission on 21 May 2019.

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Southern Oromia, Ethiopia

16 October 2019

This week's Proba-V image shows an animation of 10-daily Net Primary Productivity (NPP, crop productivity) in the 2019 growing season of the pastoral areas of southern Oromia, Ethiopia.

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Lake Natron, Tanzania

11 October 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over two saline lakes in East Africa: the larger Lake Natron in northern Tanzania and the smaller Lake Magadi, just over the border in Kenya.

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The Netherlands

04 October 2019

The Netherlands is featured in this false-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. This image was processed in a way that included the near-infrared channel, which makes vegetation appear bright red.

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Island of Borneo

02 October 2019

This false-colour Proba-V image of September 18, shows an abundance of smoke plumes over the South Eastern area of the island of Borneo.

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‘Meeting of waters’ Brazil

27 September 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the ‘meeting of waters' in Brazil – where the Rio Negro and the Solimões River meet to form the Amazon River.

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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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