Plans for a New Wave of European Sentinel Satellites

The most ambitious and comprehensive plans ever for the European space sector, were approved at the end of 2019, with a total budget of €14.5 billion for the European Space Agency for the next three years – a 20% increase over the previous three-year budget. The decision allows a direct uplift to Europe’s Earth observation capability, expanding Copernicus – the European Union’s flagship Earth observation programme –  with a suite of new, high-priority satellite missions. In this explainer we delve into the improvements and what they mean for sustainability and climate science.


Anthropocene Magazine

Anthropocene magazine is the new print, digital and live magazine from Future Earth. This publication is the first of its kind to focus specifically on the Anthropocene, a new epoch in the geologic history of the planet named for humanity’s influence on the globe. It will tap the best minds in international science journalism to explore the question: How can human innovation help to create a world we actually want to live in?

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