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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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  • News - Success Stories

    Transforming space data into climate action 30 June 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Transforming space data into climate action

    ESA’s Earth observation activities are playing a key role in the revitalised global drive to combat climate change.

  • News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance – 20 June 2022 14 June 2022

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance – 20 June 2022

    A planned software maintenance activity will affect some of ESA's data dissemination services on 20 June 2022.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    Data preservation takes centre stage at Living Planet Symposium 26 May 2022

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Data preservation takes centre stage at Living Planet Symposium

    Against the backdrop of the famed Rhine River, world-class scientists and Earth observation data-users are gathered this week in the historical city of Bonn, at the Living Planet Symposium (LPS).

  • News - General News

    Interviewing Mirko Albani 12 Apr 2022

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    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.

  • News - Success Stories

    Satellite data central to ocean monitoring 31 Mar 2022

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    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.

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    10 years of Envisat data help to illuminate ocean processes 9 Mar 2022

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    10 years of Envisat data help to illuminate ocean processes

    A decade after Envisat beamed its final image to the planet, the pioneering ESA mission is continuing to foster improved understanding of Earth’s systems.

  • News - General News

    Introducing Mirko Albani 4 Mar 2022

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    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.

  • News - Success Stories

    How Envisat helped to shape global understanding of Earth’s systems 1 Mar 2022

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    How Envisat helped to shape global understanding of Earth’s systems

    Twenty years have passed since a ground-breaking European spacecraft designed to deliver unprecedented insight into the planet’s changing environment was lofted into orbit.

  • News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance 08 February 2022 7 Feb 2022

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    ESA data dissemination maintenance 08 February 2022

    A software maintenance affecting the ERS and Envisat (A)SAR data dissemination service has been planned on Tuesday 08 February 2022, from 08:30 to 11:30 UTC.

  • News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance 20 December 2021 16 Dec 2021

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    ESA data dissemination maintenance 20 December 2021

    A software maintenance affecting the ERS and Envisat (A)SAR dissemination services has been planned on Monday 20 December 2021, from 08:30 to 10:30 UTC.

  • News - Success Stories

    Ship trails in the Bay of Biscay observed using PROBA-V imagery 13 Dec 2021

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    Ship trails in the Bay of Biscay observed using PROBA-V imagery

    Ship trails have been perceived as convincing evidence of aerosol-cloud interaction. Ship emissions have been proven to contribute by about 1.9% and 2.9% to the increase in the global total and fine-mode aerosol optical thickness (AOT) respectively over a five year period (Peters et al. 20212).

  • News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance – 22 - 24 November 2021 17 Nov 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance – 22 - 24 November 2021

    A planned software maintenance activity will affect ESA's data dissemination services from Monday 22 November to Wednesday 24 November 2021.

  • News - Success Stories

    Long-live PROBA-V 10 Nov 2021

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    Long-live PROBA-V

    After eight years in space, the PROBA-V satellite ended its vegetation mission last 31 October, having gone well beyond expectations for global vegetation monitoring.

  • News - General News

    PROBA-V, ready to close its green eyes 26 Oct 2021

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    PROBA-V, ready to close its green eyes

    While the operational lifetime of the global PROBA-V mission already ended on 30 June 2020 after more than 7 years in orbit, its vegetation instrument remained capturing the European and African land mass in experimental mode ever since.

  • News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination - Maintenance on 17 August 2021 13 Aug 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination - Maintenance on 17 August 2021

    Due to a scheduled software patching campaign on 17 August, a series of data dissemination services will experience a short downtime.

  • News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance 22 July 2021 20 July 2021

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    ESA data dissemination maintenance 22 July 2021

    A planned software maintenance will affect ESA's data dissemination services on 22 July 2021.

  • News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance 13 July 2021 12 July 2021

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    ESA data dissemination maintenance 13 July 2021

    A planned software maintenance activity will affect ESA’s ERS/Envisat (A)SAR and ALOS PALSAR data dissemination services on 13 July 2021

  • News - Data Release news

    ESA's (A)SAR dissemination service enhanced with Envisat ASAR MR L1 data 17 June 2021

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    ESA's (A)SAR dissemination service enhanced with Envisat ASAR MR L1 data

    With integration of four additional Envisat ASAR Level 1 collections, ESA is now providing access to the complete Envisat and ERS (A)SAR imagery data archive via the ESA (A)SAR Online Dissemination service.

  • News - Maintenance News

    ESA OTF dissemination - Maintenance on 13 April 2021 9 Apr 2021

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    ESA OTF dissemination - Maintenance on 13 April 2021

    A software maintenance activity affecting ESA's ERS and Envisat (A)SAR data dissemination service has been scheduled on Tuesday 13 April 2021.

  • News - Success Stories

    1 km resolution aerosol optical thickness retrieved from PROBA-V 15 Mar 2021

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    1 km resolution aerosol optical thickness retrieved from PROBA-V

    The ESA SPAR@MEP project aims to deliver a long-term data record (LTDR) of aerosol optical properties and surface reflectance from SPOT-VGT and PROBA-V observations.