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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.

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    5 Dec 2022

    How to request level zero radar data from ERS and Envisat

    To apply to use level zero (A)SAR radar data from ESA’s European Remote Sensing satellites (ERS-1 and ERS-2) and its Envisat mission for research purposes, you should prepare and submit an online form – called a Data Service Request – to put forward your proposed project to ESA for evaluation.

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    22 Sept 2022

    Meet a young researcher who studies the behaviour of volcanoes worldwide

    Researcher Camila Novoa Lizama, of the University of Leeds, recently analysed how the use of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery over the Puyehue Cordón-Caulle Volcanic Complex, in Chile, acquired by ALOS-1, Envisat and the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites, helped her team to better comprehend the temporal and spatial behaviour of ground displacements before, during and after the volcano’s last eruption.

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    13 Sept 2022

    How SNAP facilitates access to ESA Third Party Missions data

    The tool – called the Sentinel Applications Platform (SNAP) – incorporates high-quality remote sensing data from numerous missions, including those operated by the agency’s international partners, known as Third Party Missions (TPM).

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    5 Sept 2022

    Final Presentation of the Swarm DISC project TOLEOS

    The team behind the Swarm DISC project TOLEOS (Thermosphere Observations from Low-Earth Orbiting Satellites) will be making their Final Presentation on 8 September 2022, from 14:00-16:00 CEST.

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    23 Aug 2022

    A new look for ESA’s eoPortal

    The new version of ESA’s eoPortal offers new features and a redesigned visual theme.

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    22 July 2022

    A summary of ESA Third Party Mission collections

    A new summary is available, showcasing the ESA archives for Third Party Mission collections.

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    14 July 2022

    Campaign using surface reflectance data to support validation of Earth observation products

    Scientists from around the world are set to take part in a drone monitoring campaign and inter-comparison exercise that will deliver surface reflectance data to support the validation of Earth observation products.

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    1 June 2022

    ESA EO Data Access and User Services: User Satisfaction Survey 2022 – deadline on 5 June

    EO data users are invited to provide feedback on its services by 5 June. Your feedback will help improve the range and quality of the data and services offered.

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    25 May 2022

    Share your feedback on the eoPortal

    ESA is are inviting feedback on the eoPortal, to collect information that will support future improvements to the website.

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    20 May 2022

    New Release of VirES for Swarm 3.9.0

    Version 3.9.0 of VirES for SWARM has been released.

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    13 May 2022

    How to guide for submitting Project Proposals

    This detailed guide will show step-by-step how to submit a project proposal, in order to request access to restrained datasets, usually on-demand Third Party Mission products, distributed by ESA.

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    11 May 2022

    Meet the Manager of the Earthnet TPM Programme

    Peggy Fischer is the Manager of the Earthnet TPM Programme and the Mission Manager of ESA Third Party Missions (TPMs).

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    5 May 2022

    ESA EO Data Access and User Services: User Satisfaction Survey 2022

    The Living Planet Symposium will take place from 23 to 27 May 2022 in Bonn, Germany, and ESA is taking the opportunity to invite feedback on its services with an online survey. Your feedback will help improve the range and quality of the data and services offered.

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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.

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    12 Apr 2022

    Interviewing Mirko Albani

    ESA’s Heritage Space Programme Manager describes the goals of the programme, some of the challenges involved in preserving and improving 40 years of historical Earth observation data, and his passion for curating this long-term archive.

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    11 Apr 2022

    Updated interface to submit EO data access requests now open

    The new interface to submit data access requests for ESA and Third Party Missions has been updated to manage project proposals submitted for access to the 29 relevant EO data collections.

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    24 Mar 2022

    New paper “Swarm Langmuir probes' data quality validation and future improvements” published

    The paper “Swarm Langmuir probes' data quality validation and future improvements” by F. Catapano et al. has been published in the Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems (GI) journal in March 2022.

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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.

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    4 Mar 2022

    Introducing Mirko Albani

    In this short introduction, ESA's Heritage Missions Programme Manager describes what he likes most about ESA's long term archive of satellite mission data and his role in the programme.

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    3 Mar 2022

    New Release of VirES for Swarm 3.8.0

    The new version of VirES implements the Heliophysics API which means that selected datasets are now accessible via the Heliophysics Application Programming Interface (HAPI).

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