Image taken by Copernicus on 14 June. It shows the land surface temperature in a scale of warm colours; the darker the colour, the higher the temperature.
Veronica Couto Antelo

Trees are a must for the cities of the future

A few days ago, the Copernicus Earth observation programme published a hair-raising satellite image. It shows the land surface temperature in some parts of Spain exceeding 53°C, despite summer having only just begun. Heatwaves of the kind reflected in the image are particularly apparent in towns and cities, where most of the population live, but they could be more bearable

Program of Landsat9 launch event
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Gerard Gaya

CREAF takes off with the Landsat-9 satellite

The recent launch of the Landsat-9 satellite by NASA and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) marks a small step forward in the study and understanding the Earth’s surface. CREAF followed this charismatic event live and took the opportunity to bring remote sensing technologies closer to society. Since the first satellite was launched into space in the 1950s, mankind has sent more than 200 satellites dedicated to remote sensing. The latest, NASA’s Landsat-9, was launched this week and did not

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Adriana Clivillé

Alba Anadon Rosell, a gentle sight with a forceful speech

Without making too much noise and with an always affable look. Talking to Alba Anadon Rosell you get the feeling that, despite the difficulties, this researcher with a heterogeneous international background always approaches situations in a cordial and affectionate way. It also seems that her career has been smooth, although it is clear that she has experienced first-hand the ups and downs of a scientific career with an international vocation. “I’m going through a bit of a rollercoaster ride”, she

Monitoring the reach of lake tributaries provides valuable information on the risk of pollution, improves drinking water production and preserves environmental sustainability. Lake Pien-Saimaa, in southern Finland. Image: Sentinel 2 satellite, in real color, from Copernicus.
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Adriana Clivillé

How to improve the EU’s drinking water supply by monitoring lakes

Monitoring the extent of lake effluents provides valuable information on the risk of pollution and contributes to improving drinking water production and preserving environmental sustainability. This is the aim of the European WQeMS project, which seeks to improve the supply of drinking water to all member states of the EU by monitoring the quality of lake water, through Earth observation tools. CREAF researchers Joan Masó and Ivette Serral, members of the Grumets research group, are taking an active part in

The main objective of this initiative, which will last 2 and a half years, is to define a protocol for identifying, intervening and monitoring degraded land. Image: iStock/Rifrazione.
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Adriana Clivillé

Nature-based solutions and remote sensing to recover degraded land with NewLife4Drylands

The European NewLife4Drylands project aims to apply nature-based solutions (NBS) to restore degraded and desertified lands, using remote sensing data and models. From CREAF we contribute with the experience of two research teams: the Protecsòls group, for the restoration of degraded landscapes, and the Grumets group, for environmental remote sensing. The CREAF research team involved in NewLife4Drylands is made up of Joan Masó, Vicenç Carabassa and Cristina Domingo, as part of a consortium coordinated by the National Research Council of

From CREAF we take part in the definition of the necessary services and future missions related to Copernicus water. Image: Public domain.
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Adriana Clivillé

Water-ForCE, a roadmap on future Copernicus water-related services and missions

A group of specialists in remote sensing applications in the water sector and in the fields of research, engineering and political decision making define the necessary services and future missions related to water of Copernicus, the observation program of the land of the European Union and the European Space Agency. This is the main axis of the European Water-ForCE research project. At CREAF, the main researcher involved is Lluís Pesquer, as well as the researchers Ester Prat, Cristina Domingo and Joan Masó,

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