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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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    New Release of the Swarm Langmuir Probe Ion Drift, Density and Effective Mass Dataset 18 Nov 2022

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    New Release of the Swarm Langmuir Probe Ion Drift, Density and Effective Mass Dataset

    An updated version of the Swarm Langmuir Probe Ion Drift, Density and Effective Mass (SLIDEM Version 0103) dataset has been released.

  • News - Success Stories

    New worldwide dataset captures the planet in fine detail 17 Nov 2022

    News - Success Stories

    New worldwide dataset captures the planet in fine detail

    Scientists have developed an open source planetwide dataset of high-resolution Earth observation imagery, thanks to commercial data delivered by ESA’s Third Party Missions (TPM) programme.

  • News - General News

    EarthCARE infographic 31 Oct 2022

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    EarthCARE infographic

    Learn about ESA’s upcoming cloud, aerosol and radiation explorer mission – EarthCARE – in our latest infographic.

  • News - Success Stories

    Satellites track the health of the ozone layer 16 Sept 2022

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    Satellites track the health of the ozone layer

    ESA’s Earth observation activities are contributing to international efforts to monitor and preserve the layer of stratospheric ozone that blankets the planet.

  • News - Success Stories

    Satellite data predicts lower wheat crop yield 7 Sept 2022

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    Satellite data predicts lower wheat crop yield

    In a market pressed with short supply of grain the dry spring weather of 2022 was devastating for European wheat production, according to a new drought monitor that draws on data from ESA’s SMOS Earth observation mission

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    WorldView constellation infographic 31 Aug 2022

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    WorldView constellation infographic

    Learn about Maxar’s WorldView constellation, which is part of ESA’s Third Party Missions programme, in our latest infographic.

  • News - Data Release news

    New GRACE and GRACE-FO thermosphere datasets released 22 July 2022

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    New GRACE and GRACE-FO thermosphere datasets released

    The Swarm DISC project Thermosphere Observations from Low-Earth Orbiting Satellites (TOLEOS) reprocessed all GRACE and GRACE-FO data to obtain new thermosphere density and crosswind datasets.

  • News - Success Stories

    Space helps monitor Earth’s changing biosphere 21 July 2022

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    Space helps monitor Earth’s changing biosphere

    Earth’s biosphere is continually changing. Through its pioneering Earth observation missions, ESA is making critical contributions to monitor these changes and their impacts on Earth’s water and carbon cycles.

  • News - Success Stories

    WorldView-3 helps to track offshore methane plumes from oil and gas 6 July 2022

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    WorldView-3 helps to track offshore methane plumes from oil and gas

    Scientists have used Earth observation data to reveal enormous methane plumes spilling out from an offshore oil and gas production rig in the Gulf of Mexico. This represents a significant breakthrough in the monitoring of industrial methane emissions from space.

  • News - Success Stories

    Transforming space data into climate action 30 June 2022

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    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 - General News

    PROBA-1 Infographic 28 June 2022

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    PROBA-1 Infographic

    Learn about ESA's PROBA-1 (Project for On-Board Autonomy) mission in our new infographic.

  • News - General News

    Vision-1 infographic 14 June 2022

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    Vision-1 infographic

    Learn about Vision-1, which joined ESA's Third Party Missions programme in May, in our new infographic.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    Highlights from Living Planet Symposium 13 June 2022

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Highlights from Living Planet Symposium

    As remote sensing scientists and data-users from around the world converged at the Living Planet Symposium (LPS) in Bonn recently, a common thread was evident in many scientific sessions and meetings – the right environmental data can accelerate our understanding of the rapid changes in Earth’s system.

  • News - Data Release news

    Pléiades Neo data now open to users 30 May 2022

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    Pléiades Neo data now open to users

    Very High Resolution optical Pléiades Neo data is available for research and development projects upon submission of a project proposal, subject to evaluation and acceptance by ESA and the data owner.

  • 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

    GHGsat infographic 24 May 2022

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    GHGsat infographic

    Find out more about the GHGsat mission in our new infographic.

  • News - Success Stories

    ESA facilitates access to greenhouse gas data 24 May 2022

    News - Success Stories

    ESA facilitates access to greenhouse gas data

    Canadian company GHGSat Inc., which offers high-resolution remote sensing of greenhouse gas emissions, air quality gas, and other trace gas emissions from any point sources in the world—is now an ESA Third Party Mission.

  • News - Success Stories

    Living Planet Symposium showcases Pléiades Neo data 23 May 2022

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    Living Planet Symposium showcases Pléiades Neo data

    This week, the community of Earth observation data users gather at the Living Planet Symposium to explore the latest progress in Earth observation satellites and data.

  • News - Data Release news

    PlanetScope and Skysat data available through ESA’s Third Party Missions Programme 20 May 2022

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    PlanetScope and Skysat data available through ESA’s Third Party Missions Programme

    Through ESA’s Third Party Missions Programme, researchers, scientists and companies from around the world can apply to access Planet’s high-frequency, high-resolution satellite data for non-commercial use.

  • News - Success Stories

    Vision-1 to enable cutting-edge science and spur innovation 17 May 2022

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    Vision-1 to enable cutting-edge science and spur innovation

    Vision-1 – which is the result of a collaboration between Airbus Defence and Space and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) – provides sub-metric imagery to support activities across many industries, including urban planning, agricultural monitoring, land classification, natural resource management and disaster monitoring.