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Title Millennium Tower sinking
Released 24/11/2016 12:00 pm
Copyright Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2015–16) / ESA SEOM INSARAP study / PPO.labs / Norut / NGU
Data from the Sentinel-1 satellites acquired between 22 February 2015 and 20 September 2016 show that Millennium Tower in San Francisco is sinking by about 40 mm a year in the ‘line of sight’ – the direction that the satellite is ‘looking’ at the building. This translates into a vertical subsidence of almost 50 mm a year, assuming no tilting. The coloured dots represent targets observed by the radar. The colour scale ranges from 40 mm a year away from radar (red) to 40 mm a year towards radar (blue). Green represents stable targets.
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25 November 2016
The Sentinel-1 satellites have shown that the Millennium Tower skyscraper in the centre of San Francisco is sinking by a few centimetres a year. Studying the city is helping scientists to improve the monitoring of urban ground movements, particularly for subsidence hotspots in Europe.
Released 25/11/2016 10:00 am
Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by ESA
Sentinel-3A captured part of Japan on 12 May in this false-colour image. Sitting on a volcanic zone in the Pacific Ring of Fire, Japan is prone to earthquakes – like the one felt earlier this week. In 2011 the Tohoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami caused widespread damage and claimed over 15 000 lives.
Title Chiapas forest land-cover map
Released 25/11/2016 8:53 am
Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
A detailed land-cover map showing forest in Chiapas state in southern Mexico. The map was produced using Copernicus Sentinel-2 optical data from 14 April 2016. It shows the kind of products that are possible through the new ESA-backed Forestry Thematic Exploitation Platform (F-TEP). Such products can support initiatives such as the UN’s Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+), which is a global agreement that developing countries should receive financial compensations for slowing the rates of deforestation and forest degradation in recognition of the role of forests as carbon sinks.
Laura Grondin and her Dark Energy USA738 at the Oakcliff Oyster Fest regatta in 2015 – Photo – Private Collection
November 24th, 2016 – Miami, FL, U.S. – Melges 24 driven enthusiasm and passion to this boat will bring a great fleet of Melges 24 sailors to sail in one of the most desired sailing venues in US – Miami – for the title of the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship. But not only for this particular title. Sailing on that boat, having fun both on the ocean waves and on the dock enjoying a great company of the other sailors are the reasons to be there. Laura Grondin – the owner and skipper of the Melges 24 called Dark Energy USA-805 will be there for all these reasons, but title. She is representing the core of the Melges 24 class – Corinthian fleet.
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Boeing 737-700 stationed at Palma Airport
BERLIN – 24. November 2016 – In summer 2017, Germania Fluggesellschaft is opening a base in Palma, Mallorca, where it will permanently station a Boeing 737-700 at the wellknown Son Sant Juan Airport. The airline, with its distinctive green and white livery, is expanding its flight schedule and is adding more connections to the Spanish island to its programme. With this new move, Germania is also for the first time connecting European neighbours, as well as several German towns, to Palma, Mallorca. Tickets can be booked from 49 Euros, snacks, soft drinks, magazines and a minimum of 20 kg free baggage are inclusive.