Wildfires have been raging in Canada's Alberta province for nearly three weeks, causing widespread destruction and forcing thousands of people from their homes. As the blaze grows and shifts, satellites are tracking its movement.

Sentinel-2A is demonstrating how it can be used to help forecast ocean waves around our coasts: sunlight reflected from the water surface reveals complex waves as they encounter the coastline and seafloor off the tip of Dorre Island, Western Australia.

On 03 May 2016 a new processing baseline (02.02) has been deployed for generating Sentinel-2 products. This new processing baseline corrects the anomaly #12. The description of all anomalies can be found in the latest Sentinel-2 data quality report.
Infrastructure maintenance activities are foreseen on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 from 09:30 CEST to 17:00 CEST.

While the growing volume of information from satellites observing Earth offers a unique opportunity for science and applications, it is sometimes difficult to make sure these complex data streams are exploited to their full potential. ESA is addressing this challenge with 'Thematic Exploitation Platforms'.

One of the biggest Earth observation conferences in the world got off to a flying start today as thousands of scientists from around the world gathered in the Czech Republic to present their latest findings on our changing planet.

Infrastructure maintenance activities on security are foreseen on Wednesday, 4 May 2016 from 09:00 CEST to 17:00 CEST and on Thursday, 5 May 2016 from 9:00 CEST to 17:00 CEST.

Service interruptions might occasionally occur during the maintenance windows on the data hubs.

Launched on 25 April from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, Sentinel-1B has produced its first images only two hours after the radar was switched on - a record time for a space radar.

We are pleased to publish the first Annual Report describing the data access towards the Copernicus dedicated Sentinel Missions operated by ESA on behalf of the European Union.

Following liftoff on 25 April from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, Sentinel-1B has opened its large solar wings and radar antenna.

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