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Pine Island retreat on the radar

27 March 2014

Twenty years of radar coverage from ESA satellites have been used to measure the rapid thinning of Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier - and it's losing more ice than previously thought.

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Sentinel-1 fuelled and ready

26 March 2014

ESA's first satellite dedicated to Europe's environmental monitoring Copernicus programme has been fuelled and pressurised, ready for its launch on 3 April.

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Sentinel-1 controllers ready for hectic first days

25 March 2014

Following a spectacular launch, Sentinel-1A's first few days in orbit will be some of the most complex in recent memory. Mission control teams will work around the clock to nurse the satellite through its early critical hours in space.

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Call for Media: Launch of the first Sentinel satellite

25 March 2014

The first satellite of Europe's Copernicus programme is set for launch from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on 3 April at 21:02 GMT (23:02 CEST). Media representatives are invited to follow the launch online or attend the main launch event at ESA's ESOC operations centre in Darmstadt, Germany.

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First satellite detection of volcanic OCIO

25 March 2014

A large volcanic OClO and BrO plume could be tracked from ENVISAT SCIAMACHY jointly with EOS Aura MLS and OMI observations for 5 days after the June 2011 eruption of Puyehue-Cordón Caulle (PCC).

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20 years of continuous SAR observations benefit landslide studies

24 March 2014

The SBAS-DInSAR technique has been applied to ERS, ENVISAT and Cosmo-Skymed data to analyse and model the Ivancich landslide, Assisi, Central Italy.

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Prepping for radar vision

18 March 2014

Sentinel-1A, Europe's first satellite for Copernicus, is almost ready for launch on 3 April. Meanwhile, ESA is showing how its advanced radar will map ice, monitor subsidence and much more.

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Using MERIS for the retrieval of suspended sediments in optically complex waters

07 March 2014

Estuaries along many of the world's diverse coastlines, support important ecosystem functions and services. They are complex environments, in which dissolved, and suspended particulate matter (SPM), discharged by rivers in upland basins are concentrated and mixed with marine waters and their dissolved and suspended substances.

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African water and equatorial space weather focus of inaugural Alcantara workshop

28 February 2014

Researchers from three continents gathered at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands for the inaugural Alcantara initative workshop – fostering cooperation between research groups in Europe and those beyond, to jointly tackle key knowledge gaps in space research.

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Envisat InSAR coseismic and post-seismic investigation of the 2008 Mw 6.3 Damxung earthquake, Tibet

26 February 2014

In this study the scientists use Envisast ASAR data to investigate coseismic and post-seismic surface deformation associated with the 2008 Mw 6.3 Damxung earthquake on the Tibetan Plateau.

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