With wintertime coming in the northern hemisphere, our beloved PROBA-V satellite prepares to take another close look at Antarctica, just like last year.
In the above preview of this observation campaign, Iceberg A-68 on the Larsen Ice Shelf is clearly visible. With its surface area of nearly 6000 km² and weighing an estimated one trillion metric tons, A-68 is one of the largest recorded icebergs in the world.
Recent ESA and EU Copernicus imagery shows that the iceberg is splintering, forming several smaller icebergs, and is now slowly drifting northwards.
In a few weeks, these new observations will be made available through the regular data portal, but also on the Mission Exploitation Platform (MEP) so users can play around with the data using all available tools on the platform.
If you’re more looking for warmth, make sure to follow ESA’s phi-week in Frascati, either in person or remotely via the video talks, where coming developments of the MEP platform will be presented as a stepping stone towards the future of Earth Observation.