Taking measurements to validate Copernicus Sentinels. (PML)

Cruise to check on Sentinels in full swing

On Thursday 22 September, the James Clark Ross refuelled in Portsmouth ahead of its mammoth journey to Stanley, the Falkland Islands and beyond, to the Sub-Antarctic Islands and to Rothera on the Antarctic Peninsula. As the ship...

Royal Research Ship James Clark Ross (credits: PML)

Atlantic cruise ready to check on Sentinels

On 20 September 2016 the British Antarctic Survey ship, the Royal Research Ship James Clark Ross, sets sail on a voyage that will traverse almost 13 000 km starting in Immingham, UK, and ending in Stanley, the...

Taking similar measurements on the marshland site. (ESA)

Checking on Sentinel-1 from Poland

I recently took part in one of the Instytut Geodezji i Kartografii’s monthly field campaigns in the Biebrza national park, Poland, in support of the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission. Led by Katarzyna Dabrowska-Zielinska and Jan Musial, the campaign...

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences’ research vessel. (JRC)

Sentinel-3 takes scientists to Black Sea

Along with a group of European scientists I am currently on the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences’ research vessel out in Black Sea on a major oceanographic ‘bio-optical’ expedition. The purpose of this three-week expedition is to take...

SENT2Coral boat
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SEN2CORAL: Summing up

French scientist Antoine Collin has recently been in French Polynesia on a six-day field campaign to test and validate the capabilities of the Sentinel-2 satellite to monitor coral bleaching. While the field work may now be over,...

Antoine Collin on the Sen2Coral field campaign

Sen2Coral: Goodbye Fatu Huku

Antoine Collin returned to Hiva Oa yesterday after spending 5 days on a field campaign around the South Pacific island of Fatu Huku to test and validate the capabilities of the Sentinel-2 satellite to monitor coral bleaching....

French scientist Antoine Collin
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Sen2Coral: Hiva Oa, French Polynesia

French scientist Antoine Collin is testing and validating the capabilities of the Sentinel-2 satellite to monitor coral bleaching – a result of the current El Niño weather event underway. He sent us this video message from the island...

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Sen2Coral: In the South Pacific

French scientist Antoine Collin has spent 25 hours travelling from Paris to Tahiti in the first leg of the Sen2Coral mission. The field campaign aims to test and validate the capabilities of the Sentinel-2 satellite to monitor...

Flight planning for GWEX. (P. Preusse)

GWEX: Up in the waves

On 25 January the GLORIA instrument took the first ever tomographic dataset to infer the 3D temperature structure of a mesoscale gravity wave. This, however, does not only depend on having a novel instrument and the presence...

Inside the living tent cooking was one on two primus stoves, a paraffin lamp provided extra heat, and boxes of spare science equipment were the chairs. (BAS)

PolarGAP: culture shock

Just over two weeks ago I was writing this blog hunched up in a mountain tent, having not washed for a week, and with the company of just 7 other people. Now as I write I am...

Refuelling at Sky Blu (Arne Olesen)

PolarGAP: Antarctic flights

One week on from departing Rothera into the field and the first leg of the PolarGAP survey at FD83 is almost over, I get to sit back, relax a bit and write this blog. The transit from...

Fabiano working on the snow pit wall to prepare it for the NIR pictures (there was a beautiful halo in the sky).

DOMEX: Time to get digging

A short note on what we’ve achieved over the last few weeks for the DOMEX campaign in Antarctica. The aim of the campaign is to build up a collection of a well-calibrated, multiyear, time series of L-band...

HALO on the apron waiting for the pilot check flight. (P. Preusse–FZ-Juelich)

GWEX: Observing ripples in the sky

Most people know the thing …. you’re enjoying a warm relaxing evening by a lake gazing out over the calm water, the wind freshens, you feel a breeze and see ripples forming on the water. In time,...