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Preparing for climate-related food shocks

Shrouded within the discussion on climate change are the comparably impactful, shorter time-scale extreme events that can "shock" a part of the world in a matter of months or even weeks. While the gradual transformation of ...

dateJun 20, 2016 in Environment
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Image: Root-zone soil moisture map

ESA's SMOS mission was launched in 2009 to provide global observations of soil moisture and ocean salinity – two important variables in Earth's water cycle. While this novel Earth Explorer satellite continues to advance ...

dateMay 13, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Sentinel-1 counts fish

Images from the Sentinel-1A satellite are being used to monitor aquaculture in the Mediterranean, in another example of the mission's contribution to food security, as fisheries become the main source of seafood.

dateApr 21, 2016 in Ecology
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