European Commission logo
Videos

Where is Earth's water?

Earth's surface water is intensely dynamic. The extent of water bodies change all the time, but these changes are not indicated on maps.

By combining 3 million satellite scenes and using the power of 10 000 Google Earth computers, JRC scientists have created the Global Surface Water Explorer. They use it to observe surface water dynamics across the globe over the course of the last 32 years.

FInd out more about the Surface Water Explorer

Related Content