Climate and Seasonal Forecasting
Satellites are a vital tool for monitoring the climate and how it can affect weather seasons, leading to phenomena such as the "El Nino". This is useful for forecasting potential weather systems.
SENTINEL-3's OLCI and SLSTR instruments will provide data for climate modelling and impact studies. The ALT instument will support Climate & Seasonal Forecasting, and the mission will also undertake monitoring of river and lake levels, and contribute to flood monitoring studies. More on SENTINEL-3's marine monitoring applications can be found here (OLCI) and here (SLSTR)
Climate - The hot topic in Doha
06 December 2012
ESA joined international delegates in Doha, Qatar, to discuss how satellite observations show our planet's most sensitive areas reacting to climate change - and how this information is useful to the people living there.
After almost two weeks of talks and negotiations, the UN Climate Change Conference has entered its final phase, when countries are represented mainly by their Ministers of Environment.