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Sentinel-3A Earth colour data released

20 October 2016

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite has taken another step towards being fully 'operational' as the first data from its Ocean and Land Colour Instrument are made available to monitor the health of our planet.

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Ebro Delta, Spain

This Spot-5 image, acquired in 2008, shows the Ebro Delta in Spain.

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NASA launches eighth year of Antarctic ice change airborne survey

17 October 2016

At the southern end of the Earth, a NASA plane carrying a team of scientists and a sophisticated instrument suite to study ice is returning to surveying Antarctica. For the past eight years, Operation IceBridge has been on a mission to build a record of how polar ice is evolving in a changing environment.

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Fish farms guided by Sentinels and the cloud

21 October 2016

A new service harnesses three decades of satellite observations of coastal zones made available through a cloud-based system to provide a rich information source for fisheries, one of our fastest growing sources of food.

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CO2 levels mark 'new era' in the world's changing climate

24 October 2016

Levels of CO2 in the atmosphere have surged past an important threshold and may not dip below it for "many generations".

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Meet a satellite data expert

20 October 2016

Today we are interviewing Dr. Jan Kucera of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), who can provide insights on how data of the Copernicus Sentinel satellites are improving emergency services.

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1st Sentinel-2 validation team meeting

28 - 29 November 2016

Organisation: ESA

Location: ESRIN, Frascati, Rome (Italy)

Conference Overview:

The objective of the S2VT is to collect independent validation evidence and experimental data to support the Sentinel-2 Mission. The S2VT aims at providing valuable feedback on the mission core products through the experience gained by S2VT members while exploiting Sentinel-2 data. Such recommendations will be taken into consideration by ESA.

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