Did you know that the majority of farmers around the world are not insured? Research by Dutch-based Earth observation startup Agcurate shows that this is largely due to crop insurance products being costly, complex and unreliable. These barriers are mostly related to a lack of accurate information about crop development
Earthquakes are one of several natural disasters that can occur unexpectedly and with great damaging effects to humans and property. SAR satellite data can help map earthquake disaster areas rapidly and with great accuracy, under all weather conditions. Understanding seismic activity and crustal deformations can help find fault lines and
At one of the last big space events of 2022 in Rome, Italy, the Copernicus Masters network announced the 2022 competition winners. The overall winner of the competition is Green City Makers, a solution that also is one out of two winners of the 2022 ESA Frontier Tech Challenge. Green
A team of researchers associated with the EU-funded Iliad project recently published findings based on an algorithm analysing more than 15 million English-language Twitter posts spanning 13 years (2006-2019), showing that cold spells – dips in temperature relative to historical averages – led to proportionally more tweets indicating disbelief in the existence
Thousands of beach users worldwide drown as a result of rip currents every year. In Noord-Holland, the Netherlands, rip currents are being mapped with drones. The drones are also used to track down people in a rip current stream. The MUI-SAT project aims to support drone activities and further rescue
The Copernicus Emergency Management Service (CEMS) uses satellite imagery and other geospatial data to provide free of charge mapping service in cases of natural disasters, human-made emergency situations and humanitarian crises throughout the world. Since its inception in 2012 it has grown into one of the world’s key space-based support services for
A few months ago, the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) published a report titled ‘The war in Ukraine from a space cybersecurity perspective‘. This publication was followed last week by a special webinar on this topic, the recording of which was published a few days ago. This article summarises some
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