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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.

  • News - Maintenance News

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    26 Jan 2023

    Aeolus ESA Data Dissemination System Maintenance activity completed 25 January 2023

    The software maintenance activity on t ESA's Aeolus data dissemination services have been completed on Wednesday 25th of January 2023 Access to the relevant collections restored at 16:30 UTC.

  • News - Maintenance News

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    16 Jan 2023

    Aeolus ESA Data Dissemination System Maintenance – 25 January 2023

    ESA's Aeolus data dissemination services will be affected by a planned maintenance activity on 25 January 2023.

  • News - Data Release news

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    20 Dec 2022

    Improved Aeolus wind data now available

    ESA’s Aeolus mission continues to advance weather forecasting with further data improvements, thanks to a third reprocessing campaign. 

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    14 Dec 2022

    ESA invites scientists to submit abstracts for EGU 2023

    ESA is calling for researchers to submit abstracts for sessions at the next General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU 2023).

  • News - Infographics

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    12 Dec 2022

    Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign

    A new infographic has been released for the Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign (JATAC).

  • News - Operational News

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    30 Nov 2022

    Aeolus NRT FM-A public data available after instrument switch over

    The Aeolus ALADIN FM-A instrument switch-on and its commissioning have been successfully completed.

  • News - Success Stories

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    24 Nov 2022

    Drones join the campaign to validate Aeolus data

    In June and September 2022, the Askos component of the Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign (JATAC), organised by ESA and its international partners, was expanded with new ground-based, drone and radiosonde measurements. The main objective of this campaign was to calibrate and validate Aeolus satellite observations.

  • News - Data Release news

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    23 Nov 2022

    Aeolus third Reprocessing Campaign Data published

    Data from the Aeolus 3rd reprocessing campaign, covering the sensing period from 31 August 2018 to 16 June 2019, relevant to the first period of operations of the ALADIN Flight Model A instrument is available for browsing and download.

  • News - Success Stories

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    27 Oct 2022

    ESA’s wind mission could help to forecast tropical storms

    Global wind profiles delivered by Aeolus have great potential to improve the projections of a long-established hurricane forecasting system developed in the US, according to science published in a leading meteorological journal.

  • News - Operational News

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    1 Aug 2022

    Aeolus ALADIN energy increase from 29 August to 4 September

    Between 29 August and 4 September the output energy of ALADIN will be increased in support of the upcoming JATAC campaign in September.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    27 Apr 2022

    Space data help to unravel the complexities of Earth’s atmosphere

    As the impacts of the climate crisis intensify, scientists are using ESA’s Earth observation archives to investigate atmospheric processes and their influences on the planet’s changing environment.

  • News - General News

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    22 Apr 2022

    Meet a young researcher who uses Aeolus data to measure atmospheric gravity waves

    Researcher Timothy Banyard, from the University of Bath, hopes to improve weather forecasting through the measurement of gravity waves (GWs). While GWs are difficult to measure due to their scale size and location, Tim recently demonstrated the Earth Explorer Aeolus' ability to observe GWs over the Southern Andes during the austral winter of 2021.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    14 Apr 2022

    Exploring the prevailing achievements and future directions of Aeolus

    A tight-knit community of European remote sensing experts converged on the Italian island of Sicily last month to discuss how the strong success of ESA’s Aeolus mission is shaping scientists’ understanding of the winds that sweep across the planet.

  • News - Infographics

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    5 Apr 2022

    What is Aeolus VRE?

    Learn more about the the Aeolus Virtual Research Environment (VRE), the latest extension to the VirES for Aeolus service, in this infographic.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    31 Mar 2022

    Satellite data central to ocean monitoring

    Over 95% of Earth’s water is found in our oceans, and yet sadly, oceans are under stress from climate change and pollution. Monitoring our oceans is vital for Earth’s survival and satellites are the primary means of long-term and independent observation of our vast ocean bodies and their associated coastal zones.

  • News - General News

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    23 Mar 2022

    Launch of Aeolus VRE

    The Aeolus Virtual Research Environment (VRE) is a cloud service, which provides users with a web-based development environment in the form of a JupyterLab workspace.

  • News - Operational News

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    28 Feb 2022

    Aeolus satellite testing planned for 1 March

    Aeolus L2A data production is expected to be impacted due to a planned satellite test on 1 March 2022.

  • News - Success Stories

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    24 Jan 2022

    Dust aerosol campaign validates Aeolus data

    Prepared, implemented and executed by a consortium of French universities and research institutions, under the umbrella of the French Space Agency (CNES) and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Clouds-Atmospheric Dynamics–Dust Interactions in West Africa (CADDIWA) campaign took place on Sal Island in Cape Verde, from 6 to 25 September 2021.

  • News - Success Stories

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    23 Nov 2021

    Aerosol light absorption campaign validates Aeolus data

    Calibration and Validation for Aeolus - Aerosols/Winds (CAVA-AW) was a scientific campaign carried out by the University of Nova Gorica on the island of São Vicente, Cape Verde, in September 2021, as part of the broader international framework of the Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign (JATAC).

  • News - Success Stories

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    27 Oct 2021

    Wind measurement campaign validates Aeolus data

    Aeolus VAlidation Through Airborne LidaRs in the Tropics (AVATART) was one of the two scientific campaigns carried out on Sal Island, Cape Verde during the month of September 2021.

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