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MERIS sensor images forest fires in Portugal

21 August 2005

Plumes of smoke from serious wildfires across Portugal fan into the Atlantic in this Envisat satellite view acquired on 21 August.

Spanish forest fire aftermath surveyed by Envisat

04 August 2005

The damage done to Spain's Guadalajara province by July's fierce forest fire has been measured from space by Envisat.

Envisat monitoring China floods as part of Dragon Programme

03 August 2005

China's rainy season has led to serious flooding in the north-east and south of the country. A joint Chinese-European team is gathering Envisat radar imagery of the developing situation to give the authorities a way to swiftly assess affected areas and plan their responses.

Balloons launched over Equatorial Brazil validate Envisat

12 July 2005

As part of ESA's validation and long-term monitoring programme for the atmospheric chemistry instruments on board Envisat, scientists are now facing the challenges of launching huge balloons in Equatorial Brazil to fill a gap in the validation dataset.

Envisat shows behemoth B-15A iceberg breaking up

10 July 2005

After five years of being the world's largest free-floating object, the B-15A iceberg has broken into smaller pieces off Antarctica's Cape Adare.

International Fleet Review viewed from space

01 July 2005

In 1805 the British, French and Spanish navies fought at the Battle of Trafalgar, a British victory marred by the death of Lord Nelson. Two hundred years later, ships from all three countries joined together with those of another 33 countries for an International Fleet Review.

A TASTE of Envisat atmospheric chemistry

30 June 2005

To ensure that the data record acquired by the atmospheric instruments on board Envisat are of the highest quality, ESA and a dozen research institutes in Europe, New Zealand and Russia continue the long-term programme of Technical ASsistance To Envisat (TASTE) validation.

Earth from Space: Istanbul

26 June 2005

The city of Istanbul, located astride the eastern edge of Europe and western edge of the Asian continent, shown in an Envisat radar multi-temporal composite image.

B-15A on its way to a new collision

17 May 2005

The mammoth B-15A iceberg appears poised to strike another floating Antarctic ice feature, a month on from a passing blow that broke off the end of the Drygalski ice tongue. As this Envisat image reveals, this time its target is the ice tongue of the Aviator Glacier.

Envisat tracking Africa's rivers and lakes to help manage water resources

10 May 2005

From this week, researchers worldwide can follow the flow of rivers and height of lakes across the African continent from the comfort of their desks. A new web-based demonstration launched to coincide with this week's TIGER Workshop makes Envisat-derived altimetry data for African inland water freely available in near-real time.

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