Editor's note: This post was contributed by Sara Aparício, who will join us at ESOC in Darmstadt next week for #Sentinel2Go.
Sara Aparício in Svalbard
I am Sara from Portugual and currently I live and work in beautiful Rome, Italy, at ESA’s ESRIN establishment. I am quite excited about the launch of Sentinel-2B, as during the past months I have been working with its twin, Sentinel-2A.
The Sentinel-2 mission capability becomes even more powerful when we combine its data with data from other satellites – this is called 'data fusion'. This is one of the approaches I have been taking for a broad range of topics – and in different locations on our planet: Asia, Europe and the Arctic.
I was always a fan of extreme environments, and for that reason the first location I focused on was Greenland. I am interested in the changing conditions in areas where we can detect toxic remains from World War II military bases, which under a warming temperature scenario might pose a risk to the environment.
In some way this almost feels like some sort of modern archaeology! Inspired by that thought, I have also been assessing Sentinel-2’s capability to detect buried remains ...