Data from three satellite missions has been merged to produce a global time-series showing sea-surface salinity measurements between 2010 and 2018.
The European Space Agency has released land cover maps covering the 2000, 2005, and 2010 epochs. Developed by ESA’s Climate Change Initiative (CCI) Land Cover team, the 300 meter resolution land cover datasets were developed from data gathered by the now defunct Envisat satellite and were developed to serve the climate modeling community. The […]
In general, climate change is a term that refers to the significant transformations in global weather patterns over an extended period of time. It is now widely understood and accepted that the increased use of fossil fuels have been contributing to this for the last several decades. One of the […]
Water is a vital component for human life, and one of the major problems facing the continent of Africa is the development of water resources. Water security remains a critical issue for millions of people in Africa. In order to combat these problems with water, initiatives using satellite technology through […]
The ESA, also known as the European Space Agency, has managed to do a lot of amazing feats in the field of space technology. They have created the Proba-1 and Proba-2 satellites, and their latest microsatellite, the Proba-V, is currently undergoing testing before its launch into space. The Proba-V is […]
Geospatial technology has allowed users the ability to travel the world without ever leaving home. Users can explore the world, inside and out. Last October, Google unveiled Google MapsGL which uses Google Maps and Web Graphics Library (WebGL), bring 3D graphics to web browsers. Showcasing the advancement were sample 3D tours […]
Envisat, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) earth observation satellite, has stopped functioning properly. Communication with the satellite was lost on April 8th when data was unable to be retrieved as it passed over the ground control station in Kiruna, Sweden. Efforts by members of the ESA mission control team have […]
The European Space Agency has released a new iOS app for accessing ice data from the ESA’s CryoSat mission. Cryosat-2 was launched in April of last year to collect data to further understanding of the relationship between the world’s ice coverage and climate change. Data collected from the satellite includes […]