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35-year data record charts sea-temperature change

05 December 2019

Four trillion satellite measurements, taken over four decades from 1981 to 2018, have been merged to create a continuous global record that will help to understand the science behind Earth's climate.

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Sentinel-6 mission ready for final testing

05 December 2019

In a cleanroom in Ottobrunn, Germany, the latest Copernicus Sentinel satellite is ready for final testing before it is packed up and shipped to the US for liftoff next year.

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Green City Watch grabs top prize at Copernicus Masters

05 December 2019

Green City Watch won this year's Copernicus Masters competition in a ceremony held yesterday at the European Space Week in Helsinki, Finland. Using Copernicus Sentinel satellite data, this application combines big data from space with artificial intelligence to measure the quality of green urban spaces.

Updated CryoSat magnetometer data now available

05 December 2019

We are pleased announce that an improved version of the CryoSat magnetic field data (version 0102) is now available in the "#CryoSat-2" folder of the ESA FTP server.

Swarm E (CASSIOPE) precise orbits and attitude data released

04 December 2019

Precise orbits for the year 2018 and attitude quaternions for the period from January 2014 to January 2019 were produced for the CASSIOPE/e-POP, which was incorporated as the fourth element of the Swarm constellation (Swarm-Echo) in 2018. These data sets are now available on the Swarm dissemination server.

ESA at COP25

03 December 2019

The European parliament declared a climate emergency ahead of the latest UN COP25 Climate Change Conference taking place over the next two weeks in Madrid. The 12-day summit will focus on encouraging governments to increase their commitments to combatting climate change.

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New maps of salinity reveal the impact of climate variability on oceans

30 November 2019

Since the saltiness of ocean surface waters is a key variable in the climate system, understanding how this changes is important to understanding climate change. 

Aeolus dissemination system maintenance on 02 December 2019

29 November 2019

Due to a scheduled maintenance, access to the Aeolus dissemination system will be unavailable on Monday 02 December 2019, from 09:00 to 10:00 CET.

Swarm Alpha: ASM instrument operating in burst mode from 24 November to 2 December 2019

29 November 2019

From 24 November to 2 December 2019, the ASM (Absolute Scalar Magnetometer) instrument on board Swarm Alpha was commanded in burst mode. This has temporarily caused the magnetic field intensity derived from the ASM and stored in MAGA_LR_1B and MAGA_CA_1B products to be set to zero from 24/11/2019, at 23:50 UTC to 02/12/2019 at 00:10 UTC. This data gap will be recovered very soon.

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Space is key to monitoring ocean acidification

28 November 2019

This week, the UN World Meteorological Organization announced that concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached yet another high. This ongoing trend is not only heating up the planet, but also affecting the chemical composition of our oceans. Until recently, it has been difficult to monitor 'ocean acidification', but scientists are exploring new ways to combine information from different sources, including from ESA's SMOS mission, to shed new light on this major environmental concern.

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