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Improving land cover mapping with Sentinel-2

24 March 2017

With the pair of Sentinel-2 satellites now in orbit, users are looking ahead to mapping global land cover at 10 m resolution.

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Satellites shed new light on earthquakes

24 March 2017

Satellite radar scans of last year's earthquake in New Zealand are changing the way we are thinking about earthquake hazards in regions where our planet's tectonic plates meet.

Sentinel-1B unavailability

22 March 2017

Sentinel-1B was unavailable between 21 March 16:23 UTC and 22 March 11:53 UTC, due to a SAR anomaly.

Sentinel-3A SLSTR back to nominal operations

21 March 2017

Further to the news from 16 March, please be informed that since 17 March 2017, 22:26 UTC, the Sentinel-3A SLSTR instrument has been fully recovered.

Sentinels accelerate monitoring of forest change

21 March 2017

Celebrated today, the International Day of Forests raises awareness on the importance of forests globally. Some 30% of Earth's land surface is covered by forests. Every minute, an area of forest equal to ten football fields is lost (FAO FRA 2015).

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Glitter helps to monitor ocean waves

20 March 2017

The notion of glitter might appear as somewhat frivolous, but scientists are using Sun glitter in images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to map the motion of the sea surface.

Sentinel-3A SLSTR anomaly

16 March 2017

Due to an on-board anomaly on Sentinel-3A, SLSTR products starting from 16 March 2017, 00:02:00 UTC are degraded.

Sentinel-3 Validation Team forge ahead with satellite data

16 March 2017

Feedback from the Sentinel-3 Validation Team meeting provided essential information to ESA and EUMETSAT to progress with the evolution and improvement of Sentinel-3's core data products.

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A 'toast' to Copernicus Sentinel-2B as it delivers its first images

15 March 2017

Just over a week after being lofted into orbit, the European Union's Sentinel-2B satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the 'colour vision' it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.

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Orbiting in sunshine

09 March 2017

Following three days of intensive work, mission control today declared the newly launched Sentinel-2B satellite fit and ready for commissioning.

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