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TAG: Copernicus

GSA and CLGE accepting submissions for Geomatics on the Move 2020 competition

September 3, 2020By
Logo: Geomatics on the Move competition

The European GNSS Agency (GSA), in collaboration with the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE), has launched the Geomatics on the Move 2020 competition. The event aims to foster the use of European Union (EU) satellite programs Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus among students, young professionals, entrepreneurs and small and mid-sized businesses to create innovative geomatics applications and solutions across all... read more

Analysis of satellite imagery shows reduced NO2 in China, Italy

March 23, 2020By
Screenshot: ESA video

Descartes Labs, a geospatial data analytics company, is using satellite imagery analysis to examine how the coronavirus reduced nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions in China. NO2 is produced by vehicles, power plants and heavy industries such as cement manufacturing, which were shut down during the coronavirus epidemic. Descartes Labs shared its visualization in a Facebook post. The visualization maps a time... read more

Visualizing the Australian bushfires through satellites and maps

January 13, 2020By

The months-long wildfires raging in Australia have killed at least 25 people. Millions — possibly 1 billion — animals have died. More than 2,000 houses have been destroyed. Around 150 fires are still burning in New South Wales and Queensland, with hot and dry conditions accompanied by strong winds fueling to the fires’ spread. With this conflagration rocking the continent... read more

Copernicus Sentinel-3B delivers first images

May 10, 2018By
The Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite captured this rare cloud-free view of Northern Europe on May 8, 2018, at 09:33 GMT (11:33 CEST). Features over land and water can been seen clearly such as different types of land cover, snow and also a plume of phytoplankton in the North Sea. The image was taken by the satellite’s ocean and land color Instrument. (Image: ESA)

News from the European Space Agency Less than two weeks after it was launched, the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite has delivered its first images of Earth. Exceeding expectations, this first set of images include the sunset over Antarctica, sea ice in the Arctic and a view of northern Europe. The very first image, captured on May 7 at 10:33 GMT (12:33... read more

SpaceDataHighway starts full Copernicus service

March 19, 2018By
Image: ESA

The Airbus-operated SpaceDataHighway has begun regularly relaying data from the Sentinel-2A satellite, after the successful end of the commissioning period. This marks the start of the SpaceDataHighway service using all four Copernicus Sentinel satellites and the beginning of a new era for space-based imagery users. The first two sets of Earth-observing Copernicus Sentinels-1A and -1B and -2A and -2B are... read more

Sentinel-2B satellite launched for Europe’s Copernicus program

March 7, 2017By

The Sentinel-2B satellite was launched for the European Commission on Monday, March 6, at 10:49 p.m. local time from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Following the successful launches of Sentinel-1A, Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-1B, the mission with Sentinel-2B marks the fourth satellite in the European Commission’s Copernicus Earth observation program to be orbited by Arianespace from the... read more

USGS partners with European Space Agency on Copernicus Earth data

March 16, 2016By

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the European Space Agency (ESA) have established a partnership to enable USGS storage and redistribution of Earth observation data acquired by Copernicus program satellites. The ESA-USGS collaboration will serve scientific and commercial customers interested in the current conditions of forests, crops and water bodies across large regions and in the longer term environmental condition... read more

Copernicus Masters Competition Submissions Due by July 13

April 16, 2015By

Copernicus Masters submissions of ideas, applications or business concepts involving innovative uses of Earth observation data are due by July 13. Along with cash prizes, the winners will gain access to an international network, corresponding data, start-up funding and other support valued at more than €300,000 ($322,444) total. The amount of data produced by Copernicus, the European Earth observation program, and its Sentinel satellites opens the door... read more