Climate & Environment

Our sensors and satellite instruments watch over the health of our planet

Sometimes you can see more clearly if you distance yourself. Space instruments developed and built in the Netherlands are providing us with unique insights into the health status of Earth; a planet we need to take care of.

We have built the trailblazing Tropomi instrument that is measuring air quality worldwide, providing an accuracy down to neighbourhood level. The Netherlands developed applications to uncover illegal logging in the rainforest, to help emergency services in the event of a disaster and to detect ships in distress.