Without the ice, this is what Antarctica would look like. It's nice and blue this map, so I like it. I'm not too fond of the idea of actually being able to observe this in real life, though. That means that all the ice would have melted. We really don't want that! :-)
It sounds so simple, sharing data with others. It is not. So this is quite an achievement from ESA, having the members agreeing to openly share the data from the new family of Earth observation satellites.
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