Climate science from space

The European Space Agency (ESA) has developed a new family of satellites for the purposes of the EU's earth observation programme Copernicus. [Agence spatiale européenne (ESA), 2016]

With its Copernicus constellation of satellites, the European Union is considered a world leader when it comes to earth observation technology. The challenge now is to develop services at an affordable cost for potential commercial users like farmers or public services such as natural disaster response teams.

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