Topic 5e - The future

In this video we take a look at the future of Earth Observation.

We hear from our featured educators Dr Mauro Facchini and Pierre Yves Cousteau about new satellites and synergy between sensors, including sensors that take advantage of reflected signals from navigation satellites to measure wind, surface waves and sea level.

Featured Educators:

  • Pierre Yves Cousteau

  • Dr Mauro Facchini

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Don’t forget you can download the video and transcript with the links on the right.


Aladin wind probe

This future ADM-Aeolus mission will not only advance our understanding of atmospheric dynamics, but will also provide much-needed information to improve weather forecasts. The satellite carries the first wind lidar in space, which can probe the lowermost 30 km of the atmosphere to provide profiles of wind, aerosols and clouds along the satellite’s orbital path.


Artist depiction of the future mission sentinel-6, set to launch in 2020