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Journalism and Media

Journalism and Media

In pursue of the most objective reporting and helping the audience make up their own mind about a story media is using imagery to present the facts and letting audiences interpret those on their own. Since the beginning of the Copernicus programme we can notice in the media that also the satellite imagery is being used more and more to support the news and present objective information.

Getting and Processing Your Own Satellite Images

For a start, we recommend to read Pierre Markuse’s blog “Satellite Image Guide for Journalists and Media”, which includes many tips on how and when to use the satellite images for media.

Thanks to the Sentinel Hub and its demo applications EO Browser and Sentinel Playground getting the images is now easier than ever. Using the services you are able to process images of your area of interest yourself in a matter of seconds. Many different visualizations available as presets will help you visualize the images in a way to truly match your story and show the crucial information you want to expose.

More Information

Media can freely use the images created in EO Browser in accordance with the CC BY 4.0 license.
More about the citations can be found here!

Some Examples


An image of a wildfire used by Tom Yulsman in his article Extraordinary satellite imagery captures the ferocity of wildfires that recently roared through the High Plains for the Discover Magazine.


An image from the article Europe’s chaotic weather in 2018 is wake-up call for climate change by Rafa Cereceda and Darin Graham for the Euronews.


An image of Arisha IDP camp from the article Heavy Rains in Hasakah: An Open-Source Analysis of Catastrophic Damage by Wim Zwijnenburg for the Bellingcat.