Sentinel Success Stories
20 July 2017
The European Union's Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission is providing far more images than previous generations of synthetic aperture radar satellites, bringing many significant advantages. One of them is determining the difference between naturally-occurring and polluting oil on the ocean surface.
07 July 2017
With its unique sensor and frequent revisit cycle, the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite can measure sea level in locations where not previously possible.
23 June 2017
Identifying landslides rapidly and precisely enables a better understanding of landslide triggering conditions. The Copernicus Sentinel-1 and -2 missions can be used to provide such information in a timely fashion, and this can help improve maps that show which areas are susceptible to landslides, therefore contributing to risk management.
22 June 2017
A low Earth-orbiting satellite, the Copernicus Sentinel-5 Precursor (Sentinel-5P) mission is dedicated to monitoring the composition of the atmosphere. Its data will be used largely by the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service. The mission will deliver information to monitor air quality, stratospheric ozone and will also be used for climate variables monitoring, and support European policy-making.
'Sentinel Stories' is presented by Malì Cecere. Professor Andreas Kääb of the University of Oslo describes his work with data from the Copernicus Sentinel satellites and what sort of benefits these bring to him and his team.
25 May 2017
How can pipeline operators monitor hundreds to thousands of kilometres of pipeline in a fast and cost-effective way?
The Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites are being used to detect and better evaluate management practices of grasslands in Estonia.
28 April 2017
Images from Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 have been combined to reveal that 36,000 ha of forest has burnt in the Republic of Congo in Africa.
20 April 2017
Steffen Dransfeld is in charge of the quality of the data from the Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI) and Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR) instruments on Sentinel-3.
Sentinel-3 is part of the family of EU-owned satellites that are developed and operated in the context of Copernicus, the largest environmental monitoring programme in the world.
Satellites carrying synthetic aperture radar, in particular the European Union's Copernicus Sentinel-1 constellation, have become the standard instruments to measure coseismic displacements over large areas, critically contributing to improving our understanding of earthquakes. Together with high-resolution images from the Sentinel-2 mission on effects caused by earthquakes, such as landslides, floods, surface ruptures and other surface changes, the two missions offer unique possibilities to monitor disasters.
07 April 2017
Oil spills, such as those from the Erika (1999) and the Prestige (2002) tankers, result in huge environmental and economic damage to our coastlines.
30 March 2017
Today we are interviewing ESA's Philippe Goryl, who is responsible for leading the data quality managers of the various Sentinel missions.
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).
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.
23 February 2017
Poland's Biebrza National Park, protected by the Wetlands Convention, experiences certain disturbances in its water levels and water transfer, which could threaten its biodiversity.
16 February 2017
The Copernicus Sentinel-1A and -1B satellites have increased the number and quality of detections of icebergs in the waters around Greenland.
09 February 2017
Today we are interviewing ESA's Dr Ferran Gascon who is responsible for the quality of the data from the Sentinel-2 mission.
26 January 2017
ESA's Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) mission will orbit in tandem with one of the Copernicus constellation satellites. Taking advantage of Sentinel-3's optical and thermal sensors will lead to an integrated package of measurements to assess plant health. With the Sentinel-2 satellites also in orbit, there is a unique opportunity of using this data synergistically from all three missions for vegetation studies.
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