Above image: S2B image of Guatemala City and Antigua, Guatemala, surrounded by nearby active volcanoes Fuego and Agua and the dormant volcano Acatenango. False colour composite using bands SWIR – SWIR – Narrow NIR (12-11-8A). Data © ESA, Image © Satellite Applications Catapult 2018.
The Copernicus Programme
Funded by the European Commission, the Copernicus Programme is a European system for monitoring the Earth. The programme will pull on multiple data sources from Earth Observation (EO) satellites, the Sentinel Missions, as well as in situ sensors, ground stations, airborne and sea-borne sensors. These data feed into a set of 6 core services which provide users with reliable and up-to-date information. The 6 services cover: Land Monitoring, Emergency Management, Atmosphere Monitoring, Maritime Environment Monitoring, Climate Change and Security.READ MORE
The Sentinel Missions
The Sentinel missions, funded by the European Commission an developed and operated by the European Space Agency, have been designed to meet the operational needs of the Copernicus programme. The first of the 6 Sentinel missions will consist of a two satellite constellation; Sentinel 1 launched in April 2014 is now fully operational and the second mission, Sentinel 2, launched in June 2015. The data acquired through these missions is publicly available, offering exciting opportunities for both scientific research, application development and commercial services.READ MORE