Next Satellites Twins Ready For Launch

Download this page in PDF format The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) twin satellite mission is scheduled for launch on Monday, 21st May, from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It will be aboard the SpaceX Falcon … Continue reading

It’s British Science Week!

Download this page in PDF format This week is British Science Week! It’s an annual event promoting science, technology, engineering and maths across the UK, and this year runs from the 9th to the 18th March. Last year over one … Continue reading

Silver Anniversary for Ocean Altimetry Space Mission

Download this page in PDF format August 10th 1992 marked the launch of the TOPEX/Poseidon satellite, the first major oceanographic focussed mission. Twenty five years, and three successor satellites, later the dataset begun by TOPEX/Poseidon is going strong providing sea … Continue reading

World Oceans Day

Download this page in PDF format June 8th is World Oceans Day. This is an annual global celebration of the oceans, their importance and how they can be protected for the future. The idea of a World Ocean Day was … Continue reading

Monitoring ocean acidification from space

Download this page in PDF format What is ocean acidification? Since the industrial revolution the oceans have absorbed approximately 50% of the CO2 produced by human activities (The Royal Society, 2005). Scientists previously saw this oceanic absorption as advantageous, however … Continue reading

Jason-3 Sets Sail for the Oceanographic Golden Fleece

Download this page in PDF format The Jason-3 oceanographic satellite is planned to launch on Sunday 17th January from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, aboard the Space-X Falcon 9 rocket. Named after the Greek hero Jason, of the Argonauts … Continue reading