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According to this year's Global Risk Report by the World Economic Forum, water crises are one of the five biggest risks to society. ESA is working with development banks to help water-resource authorities use information from satellites to manage this precious resource.

The European Union's Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites, together with the COSMO-SkyMed constellation, provided important data related to the 2017 Ischia earthquake.

Following the maintenance activities to upgrade the storage facilities on the Data Hubs at the beginning of March, two new activities have been scheduled for improving the data access performance.
Be a part of Europe's Earth observation revolution by applying to join experts at one of two Sentinel-3B launch #SocialSpace activities on 25 April.

The Copernicus Marine Service has released a new ocean information product. The Ocean Monitoring Indicators (OMIs) are free downloadable datasets which cover the past 25 years of key variables used in monitoring oceanic trends in line with climate change, including ocean warming, sea level rise and melting of sea ice. This free and open ocean information allows users to track the vital health signs of the ocean over the past quarter of a century.

The traditional way of mapping Earth's geology and mineral resources is a costly and time-consuming undertaking. While satellites cannot entirely replace the expert in the field, they can certainly help – as a recent effort in Africa shows.
As anticipated from the former news from 02 March - "Upcoming Sentinel-2 Level-2A product evolution", we are pleased to confirm that the operational Level-2A product distribution will start on 26 March 2018 with the coverage of the Euro-Mediterranean region.
The millions of tonnes of plastic ending up in the oceans every year are a global challenge. ESA is responding by looking at the detection of marine plastic litter from space, potentially charting its highest concentrations and understanding the gigantic scale of the problem.

On Monday 19 March 2018, an OLCI S09 calibration activity will be performed: the expected outage including the pre and post calibration configuration is 70 seconds, from 09:04:09 UTC to 09:05:19 UTC.

Due a planned out-of-plane orbit manoeuvre for Sentinel-3 on 14 March 2018, NRT/STC/NTC L1 and L2 user data could be degraded or missing.

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