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Prolific Sea-Observing Satellite Turns 10
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
An international oceanography satellite that is tracking the ongoing rise in global sea level marks its 10th year in orbit today.
Copernicus Sentinel-3B first infrared image makes international debut
Wednesday, 06 June 2018
Almost 90 sea surface temperature experts from around the world today (6 June) have their first look at the infrared images just received from ocean-monitoring Copernicus satellite Sentinel-3B.
Change to DCP messages from the Public DCP Service
Friday, 01 June 2018
The DCP Service header coding will be updated on 3 September 2018
Release of new CM SAF ICDRs of Fractional Cloud Cover and Surface Incoming Shortwave Radiation via EUMETCast
Thursday, 24 May 2018
CM SAF has discontinued the processing of the SEVIRI-based Environmental Data Record (EDR) of Fractional Cloud Cover (CFC) and Surface Incoming Shortwave Radiation (SIS), with the switch from Meteosat-10 to Meteosat-11 in early March 2018.
Copernicus Sentinel-3B’s altimeter has Earth’s oceans’ measure
Friday, 11 May 2018
Just two weeks after the launch of the environment-monitoring satellite Sentinel-3B, the third of its payload of instruments – its radar altimeter - has begun sending high-precision measurements back to Earth.
Taking planet Earth’s temperature
Thursday, 10 May 2018
The most recent addition to Europe’s fleet of Copernicus ocean-monitoring satellites has begun sending images back to Earth and the results have experts excited.
Copernicus Sentinel-3B starts delivering on its promise
Wednesday, 09 May 2018
The first images of Earth from the ocean-monitoring satellite Sentinel-3B, launched on 25 April, have been released today and are repaying the faith invested in its crucial mission.
Sentinel-3 helps understanding the carbon cycle in the ocean – Interview with Shubha Sathyendranath
Thursday, 26 April 2018
Sentinel-3A, has been delivering outstanding observations for almost two years and very soon, on 25 April, the B- unit is scheduled for launch, ensuring the full deployment of the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission.
The launch of Sentinel-3B opens a new era for operational oceanography
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
The successful launch this evening of the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite from Plesetsk, Russia, will establish the European backbone of a space-based, global ocean monitoring system at the service of operational oceanography.
EUMETSAT, DLR become co-chairs of International Disasters Charter
Thursday, 19 April 2018
EUMETSAT and the German Aerospace Centre, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), have this week taken on the role of co-chairs of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters.
Crucial European weather satellite prepares for launch
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Metop-C, the last of the first generation of European meteorological polar-orbiting satellites, is undergoing final testing before being readied for launch in September.
Release of a new version of CVIIRS
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
The new CVIIRS 2 is available to users of the regional EARS-VIIRS service.
Observing sea level and ocean currents
Friday, 13 April 2018
EUMETSAT collects and disseminates data from three instruments carried by the Sentinel-3 satellites.
GOES-16 Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) products on EUMETCast soon
Thursday, 12 April 2018
GLM products from GOES-16 will be available on EUMETCast from 16 April.
Monitoring ocean colour
Monday, 09 April 2018
The Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI) on board the Sentinel-3A satellite (launched in February 2016) delivers vital information about the biological and biogeochemical activity of aquatic ecosystems.
Keeping a watch on sea surface temperature
Thursday, 05 April 2018
Sea surface temperature data are crucial for operational weather forecasting, operational ocean forecasting and for monitoring the Earth’s climate.
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