Tags : Copernicus

End of Mission for Sentinel-1B

On 23 December 2021, Copernicus Sentinel-1B experienced an anomaly related to the instrument electronics power supply provided by the satellite platform, leaving it unable to deliver radar data. Since then spacecraft operators and engineers have been working tirelessly to rectify the issue. Unfortunately, despite all concerted efforts, ESA and the European Commission announce that it […]Read More

SAR for change detection in Mariupol

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) from space is particularly well suited for change detection on the ground. With its ability to look through clouds and darkness, SAR remote sensing consistently produces high quality, well calibrated imagery with good geolocation accuracy. This article is part of our series on SAR space data applications and our series on […]Read More

SAR Satellites for Agriculture

Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging from space is in its golden age. With an increasing number of space-based SAR sensors in operation, and an increasingly growing temporal and spatial resolution, combined with the characteristics of SAR: independent from daylight, cloud coverage and weather conditions, we are seeing a fast growth of applications. One of the […]Read More

Old but gold – Use of historic Copernicus EO data

Earth Observation (EO) data supports research by scientists all around the world. For this research, access to historic EO data is particularly valuable. It provides better knowledge and understanding of the processes affecting our planet, and helps the downstream space data market develop more meaningful applications. Considering the vast and constantly growing amount of data, […]Read More

EO-Lab is Launched – New Access to Earth Observation Data

How can we measure the wellbeing of our planet? Scientists and researchers in Germany are now offered a new platform for analysing Earth observation satellite data. The new EO-Lab has been commissioned by the German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and […]Read More

A History of Copernicus

Even though the history of Copernicus is not yet that long, it has grown from a modest, but very ambitious start in 1998 to the largest Earth Observation programme in the world in 2022! This article was originally published on the Copernicus Observer blog on 20 June 2022. It was moderated and edited for republication […]Read More

SAR Satellites for Flood Monitoring

One of the biggest challenges of climate change is water-related. Flooding of cities is a natural hazard that occurs in many countries worldwide, generating economic, material and human loss. These floods bring misery to those that live in the areas affected. Water can come into people’s houses, pollute drinking water, break down electricity supply, block […]Read More

Copernicus Masters 2022 Open For Submissions

For the 12th time, the Copernicus Masters 2022 is opening its submissions to award innovative solutions that use Copernicus Earth observation (EO) and other space data. The competition partners, with global players from institutions, research and industry, are awarding dedicated challenges and prizes. The common goal of the Copernicus Masters and its partners is to […]Read More

How Satellites are Managing Wildfires

Spring and summer are the peak seasons for wildfires. Its consequences can be devastating, ranging from significant loss of forest areas and risks to residential areas, to animal deaths and severe air pollution. One of the best tools to monitor these wildfires are satellites. Observing Fire from Space Satellite images and weather data help not […]Read More

EU Funding 4 Copernicus Water Applications

On the first day of summer, the Water-ForCE project held a webinar on EU Funding 4 Copernicus Water Applications. At this event, participants learned was introduced to current funding sources for Copernicus water applications, as well as success stories. ESA HYDROCOASTAL Project The topic “Improving SAR Altimeter processing over the coastal zone and inland waters […]Read More