Earth Starts Beating

Roots creep underground everywhere to make a firm foundation. Shoots seem very weak, but to reach the light, they can breakopen brick walls. Imagine that the brick walls are all the problems we have inflicted on our planet. Hundreds of thousands of roots & shoots, hundreds and thousands of young people around the world, can break through these walls. We can change the world

Jane Goodall

Earth Starts Beating is like a shoot born from a root strongly planted on Earth, whose Beauty is its nourishment. In Earth Starts Beating you will encounter beautiful corners of the world, captured by the eyes of satellites, so nourish yourself!

However, you will also witness those same corners of the world being destroyed by Humans and by Earth itself.  Earth Starts Beating will show you the impact Humans are having on Earth, the scars  they are leaving behind, and how Earth is starting to awaken, breath, and shake its crust from the inside out

We believe that Earth is asking for our help, that She is asking us to remember how beautiful  we are and that we receive our nourishment from Her. Earth wants us to accept the responsibility of Her survival, since She has granted ours for millennia.

Earth Starts Beating cares for Human’s beauty, as well as for the Earth’s beauty; therefore, we express ourselves through technology, we remember past and recent discoveries and we ask whomever would like to let the Earth Starts Beating shoot grow, to participate and collaborate with us. How would you tell the Earth’s story? What stories would you like to share?

Let’s nurture this shoot together and break through the wall.

Earth Starts Beating (ESB)


In line with the Copernicus free and open data access concept, EarthStartsBeating mission is to reach the far-end users, i.e. the European citizens, not the expert or the scientist but the Space and Earth Observation enthusiastic.
We want tell about scientific observation and curiosities about the Earth through Sentinels’ products. The site shows earth images spanning from geological and atmospheric phenomena to changes due to human presence throughout the years. Earth images are also obtained through elaborations with tools (i.e.: SNAP) and our python / java scripts. Having this target we are working on communication and storytelling, approaching the info publishing in a different way with respect to the typical scientific one.

About every corner of Earth with the products of new satellites for Earth Observation: Sentinels.

Earth starts beating and/or Heart starts beating.

MAIN COLLABORATORS :  Enrico Giuseppe Cadau, Giovanna Palumbo, Salvatore Tarchini,

EarthStartsBeating gets financial supports only from the main collaborators team of the website.


Stefano Casadio

Amélié Grassier

Fiammetta Cerreti

Thomas Fozzi,

Rosario Quirino Iannone

Fernando Marino`

The site is open for new collaborations.
Externals Collaborators may submit an article to
The EarthStartBeating team will analyse the article before the publication and the share over Facebook , Twitter and Instagram.



– EARTH OBSERVATION OPEN SCIENCE 2017 CONFERENCE  ( ID 127 EarthStartsBeating an innovative Earth Observation divulgation project)

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