ESA's Biomass Earth Explorer mission will map and measure the amount of biomass and carbon stored in the world's forests (Image: ESA/AOES Medialab)
Biomass is the latest Earth Explorer mission given the nod by ESA (Image: ESA-P. Carril, 2012)
Kicking off with the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE), which was launched in March 2009, the European Space Agency’s Earth Explorer missions are intended to provide a greater understanding of the Earth and the interactions between various natural Earth processes. “Biomass” is the seventh Earth Explorer satellite to get the nod and will provide and accurate picture of the amount of biomass and carbon stored in the world’s forests.
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