This image shows maritime traffic in the Bay of Naples over several years, taken by the radar satellites from ESA’s SENTINEL-1 mission. These two satellites are providing radar images night and day.

The image was created by compiling hundreds of by radar images into a single image, with different colours showing different years of traffic.  Even though boats are very small in the sea, there shape, material and height, allow them to be easily spotted via radar.

Colour coding for the year

  • Blue – 2017
  • Green – 2018
  • Red – 2019

 

Satellite Imagery Bay of Naples - Boats
This image shows maritime traffic in the Bay of Naples over several years, taken by the radar satellites in the SENTINEL-1 mission. These two satellites are providing radar images night and day.