Thematic Areas - Land Monitoring - Sentinel Online
The role of the Sentinel missions is to provide timely, continuous and independent data on the use of land as a resource, and to support the management and monitoring of its ability to withstand increasing socio-economic pressures. Land monitoring covers a wide range of resources and associated policies:
- ecology sites
- energy and utilities
- built-up area,
- industrial infrastructures
- transport needs
The Sentinel missions will provide data support to federal, national and local studies and activities, and be pivotal in helping address a variety of policy areas.
- Sentinel-1 will provide an all-weather, day-and-night radar imaging capability for Copernicus land and ocean services. More on Sentinel-1's land monitoring applications can be found here.
- Sentinel-2 will provide high resolution optical image data to support Copernicus Land Monitoring studies, including the monitoring of vegetation, soil and water cover, as well as observation of inland waterways and coastal areas. More information on Sentinel-2's land monitoring applications can be found here.
- Sentinel-3’s main mission is to provide a multi-instrument capability to support the accurate parameterisation of such topics as land-surface temperature and land colour. The Land Monitoring applications of the OLCI and SLSTR instruments onboard Sentinel-3 can be found here for OLCI and here for SLSTR, and the support from the combined OLCI/SLSTR Synergy (SYN) product can be found here. More on the land monitoring applications of SRAL - Sentinel-3's Altimetry mission - can be found here.
Land Monitoring News
13 December 2019
While two explorers were having problems cruising the ice across the North Pole on skies, due to bad weather and complications with equipment, the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites lent a hand to guide rescuers through the maze of ice and water to save the day.