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Journalism and Media

Since the beginning of the Copernicus programme, we can notice the growing presence of satellite imagery in media. To report as objectively as possible, the media is using satellite imagery to present the facts as objectively as possible, letting the audiences interpret data on their own.

Getting and Processing Your Own Satellite Images

To learn how useful satellite imagery can be to media, we recommend reading Pierre Markuse’s blog “Satellite Image Guide for Journalists and Media”, which includes many tips on how and when satellite images can be used to enhance media articles and reporting.

Thanks to Sentinel Hub and its free to use applications EO Browser and Sentinel Playground, viewing and downloading satellite images is now faster and easier than ever. Using the services you are able to process the image covering 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 that truly matches your story and shows the crucial information you want to expose.

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Media can freely use the images created in EO Browser in accordance with the CC BY 4.0 license.
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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 a 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.