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Sentinel-3a launched

On Feb 16, 2016 Sentinel-3a was launched successfully, expected to lead to unprecedented monitoring capabilities over the global oceans.

On Feb 16, 2016 Sentinel-3a, a satellite of the EU's Copernicus programme focussed on ocean observations, was launched. It carries sensors to measures the temperature, colour and height of the sea surface as well as the thickness of sea ice. We are expecting reliable long-term availability of high-quality data, enabling us to deliver reliable NRT services to the aquaculture community. A sample image is shown below (copyright ESA).

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