Copernicus satellite to monitor sea-level rise launched

The Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite has been launched into orbit around Earth. Using radar altimetry, this new satellite is set to provide a new overview of ocean topography and advance the long-term record of sea-surface height measurements that began in 1992 – measurements that are essential for climate science, for policy-making and for protecting …

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Submissions open for Copernicus Masters 2020

The Copernicus Masters 2020 competition seeks innovative solutions that use Earth observation data to tackle challenges faced by business and society. From 1 April 2020 until 30 June 2020, participants can submit their innovative use of Earth observation data across a variety of topics and challenges.

Global wind data now in daily weather forecasts

ESA’s Aeolus satellite is the first to provide profiles of Earth’s wind in cloud-free air globally, carries the first instrument of its kind, and uses a novel approach to measuring the wind from space. The data has already been incorporated into the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). This data makes a big difference, particularly in the southern hemisphere.