The Rhine River, the longest river in Germany, is featured on this colourful picture captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. Alongside this river lies the town of Bonn: the host of this 12 months’s Dwelling Planet Symposium – one of many largest Earth remark conferences on the planet – going down on Could 23–27, 2022.
The Rhine River, seen right here in black, flows from the Swiss Alps to the North Sea by way of Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Within the picture, the Rhine flows from bottom-right to top-left. The river is a vital waterway with an abundance of transport visitors, with import and export items from all around the world.
Bonn is a metropolis on the banks of the Rhine within the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Positioned about 24 km (15 miles) south-southeast of Cologne, Bonn is within the southernmost a part of the Rhine-Ruhr area, Germany’s largest metropolitan space. It’s a college metropolis and the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven.
The picturesque Rhine Valley has many forested hills topped with castles and contains vineyards, quaint cities, and villages alongside the route of the river. One specific stretch that extends from Bingen within the south to Koblenz, generally known as the Rhine Gorge, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Web site (not seen). Cologne is seen on the prime of the picture.
This composite picture was created by combining three separate Normalized Distinction Vegetation Index (NDVI) layers from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. The Normalized Distinction Vegetation Index is extensively utilized in distant sensing because it provides scientists an correct measure of well being and standing of plant progress.
Every coloration on this week’s picture represents the typical NDVI worth of a complete season between 2018 and 2021. Shades of crimson depict peak vegetation progress in April and Could, inexperienced reveals adjustments in June and July, whereas blue reveals August and September.
Cologne is among the oldest cities in Germany. It’s the largest metropolis on the river Rhine and in addition probably the most populous metropolis of each the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area and the Rhineland. It’s the fourth-most populous metropolis in Germany and is the most important metropolis of the nation’s most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).
Colourful squares, notably seen within the left of the picture, present completely different crop varieties. The close by white areas are forested areas and seem white as they preserve excessive NDVI values by way of a lot of the rising season, in contrast to crops that are planted and harvested at set time frames. Mild pink areas are grasslands, whereas the darkish areas (which have a low NDVI) are built-up areas and water our bodies.
Alongside the Rhine River lies the World Convention Middle Bonn. It’s right here the place ESA’s Dwelling Planet Symposium 2022 will happen.
Organized with the assist of the German Aerospace Middle, the Dwelling Planet Symposium will convey collectively scientists and researchers, in addition to trade and customers of Earth remark information, from all around the world to current and talk about the newest findings on Earth science.
The week-long occasion focuses on how Earth remark contributes to science and society, and the way disruptive applied sciences and actors are altering the normal Earth remark panorama, which can also be creating new alternatives for private and non-private sector interactions.
The Dwelling Planet Symposium shall be held in-person providing you the prospect to community with probably the most eminent scientists within the trade, study novel Earth observing strategies and discover revolutionary ideas akin to New House, the digital transformation, and commercialization.
The picture can also be featured on the Earth From House video program embedded above.