Decision-makers, scientists and local authorities require up-to-date environmental information in order to manage natural resources, respond to natural disasters and better understand climate change. ESA has been responding to this requirement since 1992 by offering data from Earth-observing satellites in near-real time to allow users to study and monitor the current state of the oceans, lands, atmosphere and cryosphere.
UV Thermal IndexSource: ESAAt the end of the commissioning phase of ESAâs ERS-1 satellite in early 1992, the space agency began disseminating oceanographic data of the satelliteâs onboard instruments to users through a network of landlines. Many of these data were re-formatted in near-real time for compatibility with end-users connected to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) network. Full article:http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM148BE8YE_index_0.html
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