RV Polarstern, Southern Brazil abeam, 27-March-2017

We look back to a very calm weekend without any surprises.

/ 28 March 2017

RV Polarstern, South Atlantic, 24-March-17

Just a short update with the weekend coming up. The humidity I talked about yesterday gave us a nasty surprise.

/ 24 March 2017

RV Polarstern near 45°S 058°W, 23-March-2017

As every year on the 23rd of March, today is the worldwide day of Meteorology, proclaimed to remember the founding of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1950.

/ 23 March 2017

South Atlantic near 51°S 065°30´W, 21-March-2017

Welcome onboard the German research vessel Polarstern, on its expedition number 105 (PS105).

/ 21 March 2017

No plain sailing on this voyage of discovery

If you would like to experience a sea voyage from southern Chile to northern Germany on a research vessel demonstrating the importance of meteorological satellites to maritime safety - but the risk of seasickness isn’t your thing - stay tuned!

/ 16 March 2017

Monitoring the health of corals with satellite data

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia has been recently placed under red alert for coral bleaching. Here we explain how to keep an eye on corals with satellite data.

/ 10 March 2017

The journey for Copernicus ocean product quality from Sentinel-3A launch to operations

The Sentinel-3 Validation Team met recently at the European Space Agency in Frascati to discuss the quality of Copernicus ocean colour, altimetry, sea surface temperature (SST) and land cover products. Here are some highlights of progress towards the upcoming operational...

/ 3 March 2017

Grandaddy of meteorological satellites gets a celestial send-off

The “grandaddy” of EUMETSAT’s meteorological satellites, Meteosat-7, will soon be retired to a graveyard orbit after almost 20 years of service and several celestial bodies have taken the opportunity to make the send-off memorable.

/ 24 February 2017

Observing wildfire smoke plumes from space

Recent wildfires in Chile had a devastating impact on the country, its people and the environment.

/ 16 February 2017

A year of polar ice

Analysing how Arctic and Antarctic sea ice extent changed during the year.

/ 30 January 2017