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SMOS tracks Pacific fresh water pools

27 July 2016

ESA's SMOS satellite has found a rise in fresh water in the tropical Pacific Ocean during last year's El NiƱo event.

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CryoSat sets new standard for measuring sea levels

26 July 2016

Trying to measure sea levels around rugged coastlines is not always an easy task. ESA's CryoSat satellite is making a difference with its radar altimeter.

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Chilly summer for Sentinel-2B

18 July 2016

While most of us may be looking forward to spending some time in the sunshine this summer, the Sentinel-2B satellite is being subjected to the extreme cold of space to make sure it is fit for life in orbit.

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Europe's workhorse Sentinel ready for action

13 July 2016

Getting the bigger picture on the health of our planet drew another step closer today as Europe's Sentinel-3A satellite was handed over to EUMETSAT for operations.

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CryoSat reveals recent Greenland ice loss

12 July 2016

In the most detailed picture to date, information from ESA's CryoSat satellite reveals how melting ice in Greenland has recently contributed twice as much to sea-level rise as the prior two decades.

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ESA's Dragon cooperation with China extended to 2020

08 July 2016

ESA and China have launched the fourth phase of the collaborative Dragon programme in Wuhan City, on the Yangtze River, which recently experienced major floods witnessed by Europe's Sentinel-1 satellite.

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Looking out for coral bleaching

01 July 2016

The EOMAP aquatic remote sensing company, together with partners at the Remote Sensing Research Centre of Queensland University and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, are developing new methods to monitor and detect coral bleaching events using Europe's Sentinel-2A satellite.

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Sentinel-1 satellites combine radar vision

22 June 2016

The twin Sentinel-1 satellites have - for the first time - combined to show their capability for revealing even small deformations in Earth's surface.

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New ESA Director of Earth Observation

14 June 2016

At a restricted meeting of the ESA Council held in Paris today Mr Josef Aschbacher was appointed as ESA Director of Earth Observation.

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Estonia's first contract with ESA focuses on ocean health

07 June 2016

Estonia has been awarded its first contract since becoming an ESA Member State in 2015. Over the next three years, scientists from Estonia's Tartu Observatory will head an international team to ensure that Sentinel-3's measurements of ocean colour are of the highest quality possible.

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