CryoVex/KAREN: new friends

Tânia Casal, ESA Earth Observation Campaign Coordinator, sends her latest post from Antarctica where she’s taking part in the CryoVEx/KAREN campaign to help develop new space technology to monitor our changing polar environments. I am still at...

Cryovex/Karen: tough training

Tânia Casal, ESA Earth Observation Campaign Coordinator, has arrived in Antarctica as part of the CryoVEx/KAREN campaign, and sends her next blog entry. It has taken days to get here, but on 8 January I finally arrived...

AMT4SentinelFRM: Hold on to your hats!

Hold onto your hats folks, we are entering the South Subtropical Convergence Zone! From the deep blue waters between 10 and 35° S, one crosses over the boundary between the South Atlantic Gyre and the Antarctic Circumpolar...

AMT4SentinelFRM: Expanding ocean deserts

After crossing the equator we sampled a series of stations in the southern hemisphere to find out what is going on in the Southern Gyre. A gyre is a swirling vortex, which in the ocean is created...

AMT4SentinelFRM: comparing measurements with measuremen...

The inter-comparison of measurements between laboratories, who work on the accuracy of Copernicus Sentinel Ocean Colour and Sea Surface Temperature products, are an important component of quality checks of data collected in the field. Last year on...

AMT4SentinelFRM: launching balloons

Most of the data that we collect on AMT4SentinelFRM are water profiles or continuous surface water measurements. However, every day at midday we also collect atmospheric data when Werenfrid Wimmer from the University of Southampton launches a...

AMT4SentinelFRM: Life on the edge

We are transiting the deep ocean gyres, where life survives on the edge. From the surface of these deep blue waters there seems to be little life, except for the occasional flying fish skating out of the...

AMT4SentinelFRM: The second voyage

Last year, the AMT4SentinelFRM Research Voyage set sail from Immingham on 20 September 2016 aboard the British Antarctic Survey ship, the Royal Research Ship James Clark Ross, and arrived some 7 weeks later on 2 November 2016...

Measuring gravity over Vatnajökull

The recent international field campaign that took place in the Arctic to validate measurements from ESA’s CryoSat ice mission and to test the potential of using a new way of measuring ice in the future has been...

2 degrees: witnessing climate change

After the conclusion of the 2 degrees expedition, Bernice Notenboom was motivated to take one step further by giving a real, up-front and personal experience to communicate the effects of climate change and encourage industry to move...