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CLS Supplies Ice Data for Sailing Race

Since 2008, CLS, official supplier of ice data for the Vendée Globe sailing race, has been using technologies and satellites designed and deployed by CNES (French National Center for Space Studies) and ESA (European Space Agency) to detect icebergs threatening skippers’ routes.   This year, a dozen satellites, including Sentinels 1 and 3, and no less than 300 radar images

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1 Trillion-Tonne Iceberg Breaks Away

A 1 trillion-tonne iceberg–one of the biggest ever recorded–calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica earlier this month. Its volume is twice that of Lake Erie. It was already floating before it calved away, so it has no immediate impact on sea level. Although the remaining ice shelf will continue to regrow naturally, Swansea researchers have previously shown that the new

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