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ESA's sharp eyes on coastal waters

Our growing reliance on coastal waters for food, trade and tourism means that these delicate ecosystems need to be more closely monitored to guarantee their future sustainability.

dateFeb 09, 2011 in Environment
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Happy birthday, Envisat

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the early hours of 1 March 2002, the largest Earth observation satellite ever built soared into orbit from ESA’s launch base in Kourou, French Guiana. For a decade, Envisat has been ...

dateMar 02, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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SeaWiFS: The end of a remarkable mission

Mary Cleave left the NASA astronaut corps in the early 1990s to make a rare jump from human spaceflight to Earth science. She was going to work on an upcoming mission to measure gradations in ocean color – ...

dateApr 05, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Satellite data reduce invasion of alien species

(PhysOrg.com) -- Every day, thousands of different organisms are carried far from their natural habitat in water used as ship ballast. To reduce the transfer of invasive aquatic species between ecosystems, ...

dateDec 20, 2010 in Environment
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Express map delivery from space

(PhysOrg.com) -- Meeting the environmental needs of an ever-expanding Europe requires consistent and regularly updated information on its land cover and use. As part of ESA's GlobCorine project, a pan-European ...

dateNov 23, 2010 in Environment
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