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  • Documents (11)
  • News - Success Stories

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    ESA missions help to reveal worldwide lake water loss trend

    Climate change, human consumption and sedimentation are depleting more than half of the world’s biggest lakes of water, according to a ground-breaking analysis that drew on three decades of satellite data.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    How satellite data help to shape society

    Data from ESA’s Earth observation archives are improving understanding of the interactions between human activities and the environment, helping to power green economic development and boosting prosperity in Europe and beyond.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Heritage data trains neural networks to detect urban sprawl

    Using data from non-operational ESA remote sensing missions, researchers have trained a network of artificial neurons to recognise how cities change over decades. They hope this will help city planners reduce the impact that urbanisation has on the environment.

  • Event - Training

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    EO Summer School 3

    ESA's series of summer schools, on Monitoring of the Earth System, aims to promote the exploitation of Earth observation data.

  • Event - Conference

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    Living Planet Symposium 2022

    Learn about the 2022 edition of ESA's Living Planet Symposium.

  • Tools - Other

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    Urban TEP

    The Urban Thematic Exploitation Platform enables access, processing, uploading, visualisation, manipulation and comparison of data over urban areas.

  • Tools - Other

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    Hydrology TEP

    The Hydrology Thematic Exploitation Platform (TEP) enables access, processing, uploading, visualisation, manipulation and comparison of hydrological data.

  • Tools - Other

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    Forestry TEP

    The Forestry Thematic Exploitation Platform (TEP) enables users in the forestry sector to access satellite data based processing services and tools for generating value-added forest information products.

  • Document - General Reference

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    Shrimp farm inventory and monitoring

    This series produced by the Environment and Natural Resources Service of FAQ aims to present the possibilities of remote sensing techniques for natural resource management and planning.

  • Campaign

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    BACCHUS-DOC

    The BACCHUS-DOC Radar and Optical Campaign was an area mapping project of vineyards near Frascati (Italy). ESA required high resolution geo-referenced airborne SAR data of different wavelength and polarisation (preferably polarimetric).

  • Mission - Heritage Missions

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    Landsat-4 and Landsat-5

    The Landsat-4 and Landsat-5 missions continued the Landsat programme's goal of providing moderate-resolution optical remote sensing for land, coastal areas and shallow waters.

  • Mission - Heritage Missions

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    Landsat-1 to Landsat-3

    The Landsat-1 to 3 satellites were the first in the United States' Landsat programme, dedicated to monitoring the Earth's land mass.

  • Activity - Quality

    EDAP

    The ESA Earthnet Data Assessment Pilot (EDAP) project will perform assessments for various missions to ensure the delivered data is fit for purpose.

  • Activity - Cal/Val activities

    S2L8VegStruc

    The Retrieval of vegetation structural variables from Sentinel-2/Landsat 8 time series study's objective is to test and validate the capabilities for the retrieval of structural variables.

  • Activity - Cal/Val activities

    MBASSS

    Mer Bleue Arctic Surrogate Simulation Site (MBASSS) Sentinel-2 and Landsat 8 Validation Project objectives are to develop capability to validate Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager land data products.

  • Activity - Quality

    SLAP

    The SLAP (Systematic Landsat Archive Processing) project covers the MSS, TM and ETM+ products from Landsat missions 1 – 7, and is the first systematic reprocessing of the ESA Landsat archive.

  • Event - Workshop

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    IDEAS+ Cal/Val Workshop 7

    The 7th IDEAS+ Cal/Val Workshop took place on 4 and 5 June 2019 and it was hosted at the Wageningen University and Research (WUR) in The Netherlands.

  • Event - Meeting

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    VH-RODA and CEOS SAR workshop

    The workshop provided an open forum for the presentation and discussion of current status and future developments related to the calibration and validation of space borne very high-resolution SAR and optical sensors and data products.

  • Mission - Heritage Missions

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    Landsat-7

    Landsat-7 is a joint USGS and NASA-led Earth observation mission, which was launched in 1999 and remains operational.

  • Document - General Reference

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    BIOMASS-Report-for-Mission-Selection-An-Earth-Explorer-to-observe-forest-biomass.pdf

    The objective of the BIOMASS Mission is to determine the global distribution of forest biomass by reducing the uncertainty in the calculation of carbon stock and fluxes associated with the terrestrial biosphere.