Category: Satellites

Programmes, instrumentation and breakthroughs in Spacecraft design

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

Top 10 satellite images of 2016

Here’s a list of our most impressive images and composites of this past year to transition into 2017.

/ 30 December 2016

EUMETSAT and the Copernicus Programme – a relationship explained

This new five-minute video explains EUMETSAT’s role in the Copernicus Programme.

/ 19 December 2016

Cooperation on satellite observation quality

Science is made of people and part of what makes scientific research successful is the continued collaboration with peers. EUMETSAT makes a point of fostering cooperation with various agencies around the world and as part of our mission we often...

/ 1 December 2016

Welcome to EUMETSAT’s new science blog

In our first post, EUMETSAT Chief Scientist Dr Kenneth Holmlund explains some of the challenges to be met in the years ahead.

/ 30 November 2016