Spotlight on Taiwan

Sentinel-3 SLSTR RBT & OLCI FR acquired on 09 March 2022 at 02:01:44 UTC
Sentinel-3 OLCI FR acquired on 11 March 2022 at 02:10:57 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 26 July 2022 from 21:52:27 to 21:53:21 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Coastal, archipelago, island, security, Republic of China
Fig. 1 - S3 OLCI + SLSTR (11.03.2022) - Formosa island makes up 99% of the 36 193 km² area encompassed by Taiwan & its 168 islands.
Formosa lies some 180 km across the Taiwan Strait from the southeastern coast of the People's Republic of China.
Fig. 2 - S3 OLCI (09.03.2022) - With ~23.9 million inhabitants, the Republic of China is among the World's most densely populated countries.
In particular, Taiwan hosts TSMC, the world's biggest semiconductor manufacturing company before Intel and Samsung.
Fig. 3 - S1 (26.07.2022) - After decades of authoritarianism, it is now the non-western state with the highest Democracy Index.