Satellites

PROBA-V

PROBA-V

PROBA-V - Global vegetation on the map

PROBA-V is a miniature satellite measuring less than a cubic metre. Every two days, PROBA-V maps the entire land cover and vegetation growth across the entire globe. Data from the satellite helps to assess climate change and monitor agriculture and food safety, among others.

Sentinel-3

Sentinel-3

Data ter land en ter zee, vanuit de lucht

Sentinel-3 delivers highly accurate and reliable optical, thermal and altitude data for marine and land use. The Sentinel-3A and -3B satellites measure the topography of the sea surface, the temperature at sea and on land, and the colour of land and ocean.
Sentinel-3 images achieve a resolution up to 300 m.

Sentinel-2

Sentinel-2

Unprecedented view of Earth

The Sentinel-2 mission consists of 2 polar-orbiting satellites that return over the same location every 6 days. There they image the Earth under constant sun elevation. They generate multispectral images covering a 290-km wide strip (e.g., from Calais to Verviers) and with a resolution up to 10 m – allowing viewers to distinguish single-family homes.
The satellites provide an unprecedented view of Earth and changes in vegetation, land and water masses, waterways and coastal areas.

sentinel-1

Sentinel-1

Sentinel-1 – Altijd bruikbare data, ook bij bewolking

Sentinel-1 is a twosatellite, polar-orbiting RADAR constellation The radar collects data from Earth in all weather conditions, even through clouds. This data is suitable for monitoring the stability of infrastructures, among others. Sentinel-1 achieves a resolution of 5 by 20 m, comparable to the surface area of a commercial warehouse.

Copernicus Land Monitoring service

Satellite and sensor collaboration

 

Copernicus Land Monitoring Service combines data from PROBA-V and data from sensor networks on the earth’s surface. This results in up-to-date geographical information, intended for water and forest management, agriculture and food safety, nature conservation and spatial planning, to name a few.

 

LAI (Leaf Area Index)

  • shows how dense the vegetation cover is, so it is biomass indicator
  • synthese over 10 days
  • resolution of 300 metres

fAPAR (Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation)

  • shows the photosynthesis activity for green vegetation
  • synthesis over 10 days
  • resolution of 300 metres
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