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Accessing Copernicus data made easier

14 December 2017

With such a lot of data available, the European Commission is making efforts to make sure that the process of accessing these data and information is easier so that issues associated with downloading and storing can be avoided.

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New island made of tuff stuff

In December 2014, a submarine volcano erupted violently in the South Pacific, sending superheated steam, ash, and rock 9 kilometres (30,000 feet) into the air. When the plume cleared and the ash settled in January 2015, a newborn island with a 120-metre (400-foot) summit was nestled between two older islands in the kingdom of Tonga.

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Sentinel-1 focuses on floods

14 December 2017

Carrying advanced radar instruments, which can image Earth's surface regardless of the weather and darkness, the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission is bringing new insight into the aftermath of heavy rains and hurricanes.

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California fires: Sentinel satellite tracks wildfire smoke plume

16 December 2017

Europe's new Sentinel-5P satellite has captured a dramatic image of the smoke billowing away from the devastating California wildfires.

It is a powerful demonstration of 5P's ability to sense the atmosphere.

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'Smoke rings' spotted in the ocean from space

11 December 2017

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have spotted the equivalent of smoke-rings in the ocean which they think could 'suck-up' small marine creatures and carry them at high speed and for long distances across the ocean.

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Arctic sea ice loss could dry out California

05 December 2017

Arctic sea ice loss of the magnitude expected in the next few decades could impact California's rainfall and exacerbate future droughts, according to new research led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists.

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Copernicus for Agriculture Workshop

05 February 2018

Organisation: Copernicus

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Registration deadline: 31 January 2018

Workshop overview:

The Agriculture sector can vastly benefit from Copernicus full free and open data and information. The Copernicus programme already interacts with different stakeholders from the agricultural sector and the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service has a number of information products which can be relevant for the Agriculture domain. However, the full potential of the Copernicus programme in support of agriculture can be further developed and exploited.

The aim of the workshop is to address the possible role of the private (downstream) sector for possible solutions, integrating Copernicus data and Copernicus services' information, in support of the agricultural end-users at the different levels: international, European and Member States' level.

The event is open and free to registered participants. Please go to "Register now" to sign up as a participant. The registration will close on 31 January 2018.

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