World’s space agencies to set up climate observatory

The heads of several of the world’s space agencies have agreed to set up a climate observatory to pool data and share it with scientists across the world. The UK Space Agency has joined other organisations to commit to working together on activities such as increasing observations of key climate variables and validating the data. […]

EU launches €4bn satellite scheme to monitor climate change

The European Commission has approved a €3.786 billion (£3.24bn) fund to send six satellites into space to monitor the impacts of climate change and changes to land use and oceans across the globe. Called Copernicus, the “earth observation” programme aims to help the EU monitor greenhouse gases, the atmosphere and reactive gases that influence the […]

Satellites improve solar panels’ energy

A Slovakian-based firm claims it has made technology which detects underperforming solar panels – using satellites. GeoModel Solar claims its solar tool uses solar modelling to improve solar panels’ energy production in Europe and South Africa. The firm says its system beats typical practices which use data from cheap sensors or nearby meteorological stations because […]