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Sentinel-1 focuses on floods

14 December 2017

Carrying advanced radar instruments, which can image Earth's surface regardless of the weather and darkness, the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission is bringing new insight into the aftermath of heavy rains and hurricanes.

Sentinels provide valuable support to International Disasters Charter

07 December 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel satellites have proven to be invaluable for various activations of the International Disasters Charter.

Sentinels bring wildfires into focus

16 November 2017

In October 2017, a series of wildfires broke out in northern California, killing many and burning thousands of acres of land. Satellite imagery and particular data processing techniques are being used to help map the extent of the damage.

Three years of success with Sentinel-1

09 November 2017

Discover more about our planet with the Earth from Space video programme. This special edition celebrates three years of successful operations of the Copernicus Sentinel-1 constellation.

Sentinels on call for the CEMS

02 November 2017

Between May and September this year, the Copernicus Emergency Management Service was activated more than ever, with many users needing its rapid mapping products to help respond to a range of environmental disasters.

ESA's Optics Lab runs tests for the EU Copernicus Sentinel-5P payload

12 October 2017

ESA's Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality, equipped with a suite of specialised laboratories and expert personnel, applied their expertise to help verify Sentinel-5P's air-monitoring instrument would perform as planned.

An eye on ocean currents with Sentinel-3

05 October 2017

Discover more about our planet with the Earth from Space video programme. In this special edition, senior scientist at France's Collecte Localisation Satellites, Marie-Hélène Rio, joins the show to discuss how data on ocean surface currents by the Sentinel-3 satellite mission are used by people working at sea.

Sentinels shine at Earth Observation data exploitation course

21 September 2017

Nearly 100 young scientists from 30 countries recently gathered at the Szent István University in Hungary, to attend a training course on land applications using satellite data and tools.

Sentinel-1 satellites observe snow melting processes

14 September 2017

Accurate characterisation of snow melting enables a better understanding of hydrological conditions. The Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites can be used to provide such information in a timely fashion. They help to improve maps that show which areas are susceptible to increased water run-off, therefore contributing to flood risk management.

Sentinel Success Stories summer break

01 August 2017

We inform our Sentinel Online readers that we are taking a break from our publications for the summer. We will resume our Sentinel Success Stories regularly, starting in September.

Sentinel-1 benefits oil seep assessment

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.

Sentinel-3A improves sea-level observation coverage

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.

Sentinel satellites observe lignite mine landslide

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.

Great expectations from Sentinel-5 Precursor

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: Interviewing a remote sensing expert

09 June 2017

'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.

Sentinels bring solutions to pipeline monitoring

25 May 2017

How can pipeline operators monitor hundreds to thousands of kilometres of pipeline in a fast and cost-effective way?

Sentinels help monitor grasslands for agricultural subsidy checks in Europe

19 May 2017

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites are being used to detect and better evaluate management practices of grasslands in Estonia.

Meet an expert oceanographer

05 May 2017

Dr Marie-Hélène Rio is a scientist from CLS, a subsidiary of the French Space agency CNES. She is responsible for developing and merging new algorithms to exploit Sentinel-3 data.

Sentinels detect and monitor forest fires

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.

Meet the Sentinel-3 Data Quality Manager

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.

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Calling on all interested users of Sentinel data, who would like to submit their results, turning their experiences into 'success stories'.

If you have a good story to tell, of how any of the Sentinel satellites are producing data that bring benefit to your work and/or to society, please contact the Sentinel Online Editor Malì Cecere at: mali.cecere@ejr-quartz.com with your proposals.