THEMATIC AREA

Data

Discover and download the Earth observation data you need from the broad catalogue of missions the European Space Agency operate and support.

Data Description

AVHRR Level-1B Local Area Coverage Imagery

This collection is composed of AVHRR L1B products (1.1 km) reprocessed from the NOAA and Metop AVHRR sensors data acquired at the University of ...

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ICEYE full archive and tasking

ICEYE full archive and new tasking products are available in StripMap, SpotLight and SpotLight SAR modes, SLC and GRD processing levels: SpotLig...

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SMOS Tropical Cyclone Wind Radii Fixes WRF

The SMOS WRF product is available in Near Real Time to support tropical cyclones (TC) forecasts. It is generated within 4 to 6 hours from sensin...

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SMOS CryoSat L4 Sea Ice Thickness

The SMOS-CryoSat merged Sea Ice Thickness Level 4 product, in NetCDF format, is based on estimates from both the MIRAS and the SIRAL instruments...

News

Discover the latest news on the European Space Agency's Earth Observation activities. Learn all about new data availability and how ESA's missions are performing.

General News

CRYO2ICE is now on Earth Online

On 16 July, ESA is kicking off the CRYO2ICE campaign that will raise the orbit of its CryoSat-2 satellite to periodically align with NASA’s ICESat-2.

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Events and Proceedings

ESA Earth Observation week 2020 virtual event deadline extended

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organizing a Phi-week virtual event from 28 September to 02 October 2020.

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Operational News

Complete CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed dataset now available

We're pleased to inform the CryoSat scientific community that the full reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data are now available on the Science Server for download

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Events and Proceedings

Event Postponed to September 2021

Please be informed that the 10th ESA Advanced Training Course on Land RS: EO and AI for Forestry has been POSTPONED by one year. The course will still be held at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 20-24 September 2021.

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Operational News

Aeolus tests new mirror thermal control setting

This week, a new setting for the Aeolus thermal control of the primary mirror will be tested to investigate further potential improvements at satellite level.

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General News

The Earthnet Programme: 40 years of evolution and future challenges

ESA's Earthnet Programme provided the initial means to access and exploit Earth Observation data.

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Missions

Explore the European Space Agency's Earth Observation satellite missions. Learn all about ESA's dedicated Earth Explorers or collaborations with other agencies through the Third Party Missions programme.

Aeolus
Earth Explorers

Aeolus

The Aeolus mission provides global observations of wind profiles from space to improve the quality of weather forecasts, and to advance our understanding of atmospheric dynamics and climate processes.

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Swarm
Earth Explorers

Swarm

Swarm is dedicated to creating a highly detailed survey of the Earth’s geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution as well as the electric field in the atmosphere using a constellation of three identical satellites.

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Events

Learn about upcoming Earth observation conferences, workshops and training courses that the European Space Agency organise or support. Discover the results of past events, which may provide useful reference or material for your work.

EVENT - Training

10th Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing EO and AI for Forestry

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing with the focus on Earth Observation and Artificial Intelligence for Forestry. The course will be held at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 20-24 September 2021.

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EVENT - Meeting

Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the SMOS mission, a special event has been organised to look at the mission's contributions to science and research over the past decade.

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EVENT - Conference

8th International Conference on Remote Sensing and geoinformation of environment

The 8th International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment (RSCy2020), due to take place from 16 to 18 March 2020, has been postponed until further notice.

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EVENT - Meeting

MicroRad 2020

The 16th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad 2020) will be held from 16 to 20 November 2020 at the Santa Apollonia Auditorium in Florence, Italy.

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EVENT - Workshop

Aeolus Cal/Val and Science Workshop

The Aeolus Cal/Val and Science Workshop due to be held in Darmstadt, Germany from 2 to 6 November 2020, and will present the latest results from the cal/val and science teams.

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EVENT - Conference

CryoSat 10th Anniversary Science Conference

The conference focuses on the latest scientific results from the mission, it is also a celebration of the remarkable contribution that CryoSat has made to our understanding of the cryosphere and its role in the Earth system and the climate, and in turn, the impacts on society.

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TOOLS & TOOLBOXES

Find the tools you need to visualise, analyse and process the European Space Agency's Earth observation data.

TOOLS - Visualisation

EVDC Orbit Prediction Tool

The EVDC Orbit Prediction and Overpass Tool generates and visualises satellite's overpasses. Read more

ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

ACTIVITY - Quality

Swarm DISC

The Swarm DISC (Swarm Data, Innovation, and Science Cluster) is an international consortium to enhance the scientific return of the Swarm satellite mission. Read more

INSTRUMENTS

Explore the many instruments the European Space Agency use to observe the Earth. ESA offer data from a wide range of optical, radar, atmospheric, altimetric and gravimetric instrumentation.

a-positioning-navigation

Heritage Missions

LRR (ERS-1)

An optical device for accurate satellite tracking from the ground to support instrument data evaluation

a-scatterometers

Heritage Missions

WS (ERS-2)

The ERS-2 Wind Scatterometer obtained information on wind speed and direction at the sea surface.

a-scatterometers

Heritage Missions

WS (ERS-1)

The ERS-1 Wind Scatterometer was designed to measure wind over the oceans.

a-positioning-navigation

Earth Explorers

SSTI

SSTI was a state-of-the-art GPS receiver on GOCE that was designed to operate in a low-Earth orbit.

Campaigns

Learn about the ground-based, ship-borne, balloon-borne, and airborne campaigns and small satellite field experiments that validate orbiting ESA EO satellites and support future mission development.

CryoVex KAREN 2017

CryoVex KAREN 2017

The CryoVex-KAREN 2017 Campaign in the Arctic had the goal to collect unique measurements to help us better understand how sea ice on is changing.

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CryoVex KAREN 2016 Fall

CryoVex KAREN 2016 Fall

The CryoVex-KAREN 2016 Fall Campaign in Ilulissat, Greenland had the goal to collect unique measurements to help us better understand how snow and ice on the Greenland ice sheet is changing over time, and help ESA design future space missions to monitor the changing climate in our polar regions.

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OTHER RESOURCES

Browse through mission documentation and reports, and learn more about European Space Agency Earth Observation projects and opportunities.

DOCUMENT - Technical Note, Product Document

10 July 2020

MERIS-IPF-Evolution.pdf

This document describes the evolution of the MERIS Instrument Processing Facility (IPF) since the beginning of the ENVISAT project. Download