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Located in the western Alps, between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont regions, the Gran Paradiso National Park is home to the original surviving Alpine ibex, chamois, mountain hares, weasels, marmots, foxes and many bird species, such as white ptarmigans and eagles—monitoring its grasslands with satellite data is helping to preserve them.
Copernicus Sentinel-2 supports forestry in Finland
29 January 2019
During 2016, two Finnish friends, Joni Norppa and Lauri Häme founded the company Satellio Ltd and received funding from the Finnish government for a project to monitor forestry by utilising satellite images. Over the last few years, they became experts in handling satellite data very efficiently.
Copernicus Sentinel-1 data fuel Norwegian ground motion service
10 January 2019
Launched in late November 2018 by the Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) and the Norwegian Space Centre (NSC), InSAR Norway is a service that aims to monitor and measure ground movements on a national scale, using Copernicus Sentinel-1 data.
Copernicus Sentinel-2 helps put a halt to deforestation
15 November 2018
Beginning in June 2017 in Indonesia and Malaysia, where development of palm oil plantations is a strong driver of tropical deforestation, the Starling service aims to provide a reliable and near real-time monitoring tool, in order to help companies all across the food supply chain to achieve their 'no deforestation' commitment.
The Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites are being used by a Portuguese company, together with drones, to improve resource efficiency in agriculture and forestry by early detection of diseases and pests, providing data and tools for precision management of crops.
The European Union's Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites are supplying unprecedented views of Earth, mainly providing information for agricultural and forestry practices and helping to manage food security. But how are they making a difference to farmers in particular?
Forest Biomass from Space
16 April 2018
In this special edition, senior project scientist at Gamma Remote Sensing, Dr Maurizio Santoro, joins the show to discuss how his team estimates forest biomass from space.
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?
The Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites are being used to detect and better evaluate management practices of grasslands in Estonia.
Sentinels accelerate monitoring of forest change
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).
Sentinel-1 lends a hand in Poland's wetlands
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.
Sentinel-2 sets new standards for land monitoring
15 December 2016
The Sentinel-2 satellite of the Copernicus Programme is proving to benefit land and urban monitoring, with its high resolution and repetitive coverage.
Sentinels down under
09 December 2016
The European Union's Sentinel satellites, developed and operated by ESA, will play a critical role in Australia's efforts to manage its vast land and marine environment.