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Satellites shed new light on earthquakes

24 March 2017

Satellite radar scans of last year's earthquake in New Zealand are changing the way we are thinking about earthquake hazards in regions where our planet's tectonic plates meet.

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Supersonic plasma jets discovered

23 March 2017

Information from ESA's magnetic field Swarm mission has led to the discovery of supersonic plasma jets high up in our atmosphere that can push temperatures up to almost 10,000°C.

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Swarm detects asymmetry

22 March 2017

Strong electric currents in the upper atmosphere are known to vary according to the season, but ESA's Swarm mission has discovered that this seasonal variation is not the same in the north and south polar regions.

On-The-Fly collection maintenance - 22 March 2017

22 March 2017

Due to scheduled maintenance, the On-The-Fly (OTF) collection will be unavailable on Wednesday 22 March 2017, from 10:00-13:00 CET.

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Unravelling Earth's magnetic field

21 March 2017

ESA's Swarm satellites are seeing fine details in one of the most difficult layers of Earth's magnetic field to unpick - as well as our planet's magnetic history imprinted on Earth's crust.

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To the Arctic for CryoSat and beyond

20 March 2017

After the relative quiet of the long dark winter months, the Arctic will be a tad busier over the coming weeks as numerous researchers descend on this harsh, yet fragile environment. Their aim is not to disturb its beauty, but to join forces in an all-out effort to measure ice on land and sea.

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Glitter helps to monitor ocean waves

20 March 2017

The notion of glitter might appear as somewhat frivolous, but scientists are using Sun glitter in images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to map the motion of the sea surface.

GRACE operational issue: Planned switch-on of MWA

20 March 2017

The GRACE-A and B Microwave Assemblies (MWA) have been switched-on again on 17 March (the 15th birthday of the satellite mission!) and began operations in sunlight.

CartoSat-1, ResourceSat-1/2, IRS-1C/1D data available for research and application development

17 March 2017

The IRS-1C/1D and ResourceSat-1 archive, ResourceSat-2 and CartoSat-1 archive and new acquisitions data are now available to the scientific user community.

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A 'toast' to Copernicus Sentinel-2B as it delivers its first images

15 March 2017

Just over a week after being lofted into orbit, the European Union's Sentinel-2B satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the 'colour vision' it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.

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