The second part of the special issue on Satellite soil moisture just got published in the International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and GeoInformation. This second part has a strong focus on satellite soil moisture applications and the use of the recently developed long term satellite soil moisture product (ESA CCI SM). In total 26 papers contributed to this special issue which give a great overview of the current state of satellite soil moisture. VanderSat was guest editor of this special issue and contributed to several papers. The papers for part 2 can be found here.