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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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    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 - Data Release news

    New CryoSat-2 Quaternions Product Now Available 27 June 2022

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    New CryoSat-2 Quaternions Product Now Available

    As of 24 June 2022, ESA has started releasing a new CryoSat-2 Quaternions Product. This product contains the attitude quaternions in the Geocentric Mean of 2000 Inertial Coordinate Frame for the CryoSat-2 mission.

  • 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 - Success Stories

    New one-stop-shop for ESA and NASA altimetry data 19 May 2022

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    New one-stop-shop for ESA and NASA altimetry data

    cs2eo.org is a free, easy-to-use portal to explore, combine and download airborne and spaceborne altimetry data from CryoSat-2, ICESat-2, CryoVEx, IceBridge and CryoTEMPO-EOLIS.

  • News - Data Release news

    13 May 2022

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    Updated CryoSat magnetometer data now available with new baseline 0201

    An improved version of the CryoSat magnetic field data is now available on the Swarm Dissemination Server with new baseline 0201.

  • News - Data Release news

    5 May 2022

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    Partial CryoSat LRM Ice Baseline E reprocessing completed

    An issue on the LRM waveform scaled power introduced in Baseline D, affecting the computation of backscatter, has been resolved with the transfer to operation of the new Ice Baseline E processors on 20 September 2021.

  • News - Maintenance News

    CryoSat Science Server FTP access resumed 29 Apr 2022

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    CryoSat Science Server FTP access resumed

    Access to the CryoSat Science Server FTP interface is now restored after urgent maintenance.

  • 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.

  • News - Data Release news

    10 Feb 2022

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    LRM Ice Baseline E reprocessed data released

    An issue on the LRM waveform scaled power introduced at Baseline D, affecting the computation of backscatter, has been resolved

  • News - Operational News

    Delay in the production of Cryo-TEMPO EOLIS operational data 10 Feb 2022

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    Delay in the production of Cryo-TEMPO EOLIS operational data

    An issue with the operational processing of Cryo-TEMPO EOLIS monthly data has been discovered.

  • News - Data Release news

    New CryoSat-2 Thematic Products Now Available 27 Jan 2022

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    New CryoSat-2 Thematic Products Now Available

    As of January 2022, ESA has started releasing new CryoSat-2 Thematic Products, dedicated to five distinct areas: Sea Ice, Land Ice, Polar Oceans, Coastal Oceans and Inland Waters.

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    Retrieving Snow Depth Over Sea Ice Using Dual-Frequency Altimetric Measurements 21 Dec 2021

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    Retrieving Snow Depth Over Sea Ice Using Dual-Frequency Altimetric Measurements

    A new study from the sea ice team of the Laboratory of Space Geophysical and Oceanographic Studies (LEGOS) in Toulouse has shown that dual-frequency SARAL and CryoSat-2 altimetric measurements can be used to retrieve consistent snow depth data over sea ice in both hemispheres.

  • News - Operational News

    CryoSat anomaly 17 Dec 2021

    News - Operational News

    CryoSat anomaly

    Due to an on-going problem at platform level the Near Real Time (NRT) service for CryoSat data is suspended.

  • News - Success Stories

    COP26 fuels interest in satellite data 25 Nov 2021

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    COP26 fuels interest in satellite data

    As COP26 stimulates action to reduce global warming, the essential role of satellite data in understanding and monitoring climate change is apparent.

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    CryoTEMPO-EOLIS Products Now Available for Iceland, Svalbard, and the Canadian Arctic 24 Nov 2021

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    CryoTEMPO-EOLIS Products Now Available for Iceland, Svalbard, and the Canadian Arctic

    Land-ice is declining globally, raising sea levels worldwide and impacting glacial risks and access to fresh-water in high-mountain glaciers regions. Land-ice monitoring via Earth Observation methods in general, and altimetry in particular, are essential for tracking the current status of ice volume change and its evolution as climate continues to evolve and mitigating actions are being pursued.

  • News - Operational News

    CryoSat NRT availability period reduced 8 Nov 2021

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    CryoSat NRT availability period reduced

    CryoSat scientific users are informed that the persistence time of the Near Real Time (NRT) products on the Science Server will be reduced from 60 days to 42 days.

  • News - Operational News

    Unavailability of the CryoSat data dissemination and circulation systems 2 Nov 2021

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    Unavailability of the CryoSat data dissemination and circulation systems

    CryoSat scientific users are informed that on 11 November 2021 maintenance is planned on the access network to the CryoSat circulation and dissemination servers.

  • News - Success Stories

    CryoSat's Swath Processing Technique 15 Oct 2021

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    CryoSat's Swath Processing Technique

    For more than 30 years, satellite radar altimetry has been used to continuously monitor the state of the cryosphere and to investigate the impact of global warming on sea level rise. Owing to this, maps of ice sheet elevation and elevation change were derived.

  • News - Operational News

    New Ice Baseline E and Near Real Time Processors 11 Oct 2021

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    New Ice Baseline E and Near Real Time Processors

    On 20 September 2021, the new CryoSat Ice Baseline-E processors have been installed into operations within the CryoSat Payload Data Segment (PDS).

  • News - Maintenance News

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

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    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.