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Copernicus Sentinel-2 helps put a halt to deforestation

15 November 2018

Beginning in June 2017 in Indonesia and Malaysia, where development of palm oil plantations is a strong driver of tropical deforestation, the Starling service aims to provide a reliable and near real-time monitoring tool, in order to help companies all across the food supply chain to achieve their 'no deforestation' commitment.

Copernicus Sentinel-1 catches Norwegian spring floods - in autumn

31 October 2018

Spring floods occur when snow melts over large areas in short time periods, often combined with rain-so-called rain-on-snow events that add water, further intensifying snow melt. As their name suggests, such floods typically occur in spring - except for a few weeks ago, when Southern Norway was struck with this phenomenon.

Copernicus Sentinel-1 reveals new insight on tropical cyclones

18 October 2018

A team of experts from the French institutes IFREMER and CLS recently implemented a strategy with ESA, in order to acquire Sentinel-1 images over tropical cyclones, while developing an algorithm that enables the extraction of hurricane characteristics at a very high resolution from space. Information such as the ocean surface wind field provided at 1 km resolution could trigger perspectives for improving hurricane forecast information.

Copernicus Sentinel-2 brings benefits to viticulture and forestry

11 October 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites are being used by a Portuguese company, together with drones, to improve resource efficiency in agriculture and forestry by early detection of diseases and pests, providing data and tools for precision management of crops.

Copernicus Sentinel-3 improves observation of inland waters

28 September 2018

While world-class scientists are meeting in the Azores to discuss how satellites have revealed changes in the height of the sea, ice, inland bodies of water and more, the Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite has new reasons to shine.

Satellite Radar Altimetry: past and future

27 September 2018

Satellite radar altimetry measures the time taken by a radar pulse to travel from the satellite antenna to the surface and back to the satellite receiver. This measurement yields a wealth of information that can be used for a wide range of applications – in particular, for understanding sea-level rise.

Copernicus Sentinel-1 helps monitor oil industry activity

14 September 2018

An innovative data analytics company in France is using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites to help track crude oil storage worldwide, bringing transparency to the energy markets.

Copernicus Sentinel-2 called to action

26 July 2018

The Copernicus Emergency Management Service has been using Sentinel-2 satellite images to help in the assessment of damage brought forth by a series of disasters that struck Guatemala and Colombia this spring.

Copernicus Sentinels work together to monitor wildfires

15 June 2018

Dry, warm weather has sparked wildfires over Siberia this spring. After a limited surge in April, the countryside has lit up majorly in May. But why is this happening and how can the Sentinel satellites help?

Copernicus Sentinel-2 leads precision farming into new era

14 June 2018

The European Union's Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites are supplying unprecedented views of Earth, mainly providing information for agricultural and forestry practices and helping to manage food security. But how are they making a difference to farmers in particular?

Copernicus Sentinels to help measure Earth's biomass

07 June 2018

The amount of carbon stored in Earth's forests and how it is changing will be measured in the forthcoming Climate Change Initiative Biomass project, in which the legacy of GlobBiomass will be carried forward to the Sentinels' era.

Sentinel-5P monitors volcanic emissions

29 May 2018

Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano has erupted again, causing an extensive explosion of sulphur dioxide and ash that could pose a risk to people's health and to aviation.

Sentinel-1 improves understanding of wave-ice interaction in sea ice

24 May 2018

Observations derived from Synthetic Aperture Radar imagery show that wave stresses—which can be highly variable—are important external forces on sea ice within a few hundred kilometres of the ice edge.

Sentinel data support study of volcanoes and landslides in Africa

18 May 2018

Data from the Sentinel-1 and -5P satellites of the European Union's Copernicus programme are being used to better understand the mechanisms behind volcanic eruptions and landslides in Central Africa.

Copernicus Sentinels monitor Hawaii's volcano

14 May 2018

Active for decades, Kīlauea volcano - on Hawaii's Big Island - erupted on 4 May. The island also experienced a magnitude 6.9 earthquake on the same day, forcing thousands to leave their homes.

Sentinels bring new outlook to Tibet glaciers

26 April 2018

On 17 July and 21 September 2016, two unprecedented giant ice avalanches of 70 or 80 million m3, respectively, rushed down from two adjacent glaciers in Tibet with speeds of up to 300 km/h, over slopes as low as a few degrees.

Forest Biomass from Space

16 April 2018

In this special edition, senior project scientist at Gamma Remote Sensing, Dr Maurizio Santoro, joins the show to discuss how his team estimates forest biomass from space.

Sentinel-1 provides insight on the 2017 Ischia earthquake

22 March 2018

The European Union's Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites, together with the COSMO-SkyMed constellation, provided important data related to the 2017 Ischia earthquake.

Sentinel-2 images the globe every 5 days

09 March 2018

On 17 February 2018, the Sentinel-2 mission reached the 5-day global revisit periodicity, thus fully exploiting the two satellite units of the constellation.

Sentinel-1 provides support in Taiwan's earthquake

22 February 2018

The Sentinel-1 satellites of Europe's Copernicus Programme are being used to quantify the surface deformation of the disaster area around the Hualien earthquake.

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