Dossier - Space and the environment
12 april 2010
Satellites of all kinds are circling above our heads, keeping a watchful eye on the planet. They forewarn of potential natural disasters and, in time of crisis, can be rapidly programmed to provide crucial real-time data about the stricken areas – a life-saver for the relief effort. With their permanent, global perspective, satellite systems play an increasingly important role in the protection of the world’s environment and natural resources.
Representatives from Infoterra joint venture Predict Services happened to be on the ground when disaster struck.Read more
Where does the GPS voice in your car find its information? How does your marathoner timing device calculate, in real time, your average running speed and the changes in the terrain?Read more
Satellite missions have steadily become an essential part of the machinery set in motion to better understand our ecosystem and the changes it is undergoing. It is not an exaggeration to say that the…Read more
Astrium is supporting projects that act against climate change by supplying Earth observation imagery, software and expertise. An essential helping hand for those striving to preserve our planet. Read more
Collected and processed in record time, satellite data take the form of precious indicators on which rescue workers are able to base their disaster response efforts.Read more