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Earth from Space: Aphrodite’s island

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Earth from Space: Aphrodite’s island Covering part of the Eastern Mediterranean this Envisat image is dominated by the island of Cyprus, a former British colony that became independent in 1960....

MetOp-A captures Hurricane Sandy

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MetOp-A captures Hurricane Sandy Europe's polar orbiting weather satellite, MetOp-A, captured this image of Hurricane Sandy just as the huge storm hit the east coast of the US yesterday. The MetOp programme is developed as a joint undertaking between ESA and Eumetsat for operational meteorology.

ESA start-up company wins GMES Masters award

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ESA start-up company wins GMES Masters award The one-man Dutch business BlackShore has won the top prize in the European Earth-monitoring competition. The winning project, Cerberus, exploits social media to advance Earth observation applications....

ESA Euronews: Measuring Earth's vital magnetic field

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ESA Euronews: Measuring Earth's vital magnetic field Earth's magnetosphere is an invisible shield, protecting our planet from harmful solar radiation. Many living organisms - from bacteria to insects or birds - seem to rely on Earth's magnetic field to navigate....

Satellites keep an eye on Dutch dikes

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Satellites keep an eye on Dutch dikes In the Netherlands, local authorities are looking to satellite observations as a promising option for dike monitoring and to protect against dike failures....

Earth from Space: Kimberley

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Earth from Space: Kimberley Western Australia’s Kimberley region, with a coastline along the Timor Sea, is pictured in this Envisat image....

SnowMonit wins GMES Masters Best Service Challenge

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SnowMonit wins GMES Masters Best Service Challenge A service designed to improve natural resource management and detect hydropower generation and areas at risk of drought was selected by an online audience as the winner in one of seven categories of the GMES Masters competition....

Save the date: selection of ESA’s seventh Earth Explorer

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Save the date: selection of ESA’s seventh Earth Explorer Next spring will mark a significant milestone in the Earth observation calendar. The decision will be taken as to which of the three concepts competing to be the next Earth Explorer satellite mission will be developed and built....

South America’s sombrero uplift

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South America’s sombrero uplift In the central Andes mountains, satellites have detected ground deformation under way above a major subterranean magma body....