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Underwater imaging enhanced with the help of Sentinel-3

In this recent case study, the authors present us with a crucial feature of ocean colour satellites: they can be used to measure light attenuation within a water column (an imagined column of water going from the surface of the sea, rivers or...

/ 19 February 2019

Unravel the composition of our planet’s atmosphere

The atmosphere is a complex system - how is it monitored? What threats does it face? Find out all this and more by registering for the free "Monitoring Atmospheric Composition" massive open online course (MOOC).

/ 20 December 2018

First interferogram from Metop-C’s IASI instrument

On 14:19 on 10 December 2018, the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer on board Metop-C performed its first measurement.

/ 11 December 2018

Metop-C – where is it now?

EUMETSAT’s polar-orbiting satellite Metop-C is now flying in its final operating orbit, in a tri-star constellation with Metop-A and –B, after a recent series of manoeuvres.

/ 27 November 2018

Copernicus AtmosHack a success

On 16-18 November, 10 teams from across Europe participated in the Copernicus Hackathon challenge “Hack the Atmosphere” in Helsinki, Finland.

/ 23 November 2018

Switching on Metop-C’s instruments

Metop-C is now safely orbiting the Earth after a spectacular and eagerly-awaited launch on 7 November.

/ 16 November 2018

Launch success!

After years of hard work and planning, Metop-C was successfully launched from Kourou at 01:47 (CET) Wednesday!

/ 8 November 2018

Metop-C – on the launch pad and ready to go

Metop-C is now safely encapsulated inside the fairing atop the Soyuz launcher and waiting on the launch pad in Kourou.

/ 6 November 2018

Metop-C – what happens after lift-off?

Launching a spacecraft into orbit is something that ignites the public’s imagination.

/ 31 October 2018