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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 - General News

    10 Sept 2019

    News - General News

    Using machine learning for rewilding

    Project in the Netherlands uses satellite data to understand how a nature reserve responds to the pressure of being grazed by herbivores.

  • News - General News

    22 July 2019

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    Monitoring Earth’s skin heat for crops and climate

    A bright red twin-engined aircraft, equipped with ultra-high-resolution thermal imaging technology has been scouring the agricultural heartlands

  • News - General News

    28 June 2019

    News - General News

    The heat is on

    With much of Europe in the grip of a heatwave, it is one that is setting record highs for June.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    29 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Snow grain size - it matters

    Snow grain size is fundamental to the amount of sunlight that snow reflects back into space - its albedo.

  • News - General News

    14 May 2019

    News - General News

    New potential for tracking severe storms

    SMOS is helping to accurately forecast and track extreme weather.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    14 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Mapping salty waters

    The length and precision with which climate scientists can track the salinity, or saltiness, of the oceans is set to improve dramatically.

  • News - General News

    28 Mar 2019

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    Proba-1 view of the Great Pyramids

    A view looking north to south of Egypt's famous Giza Pyramid Complex, as seen by ESA's PROBA-1 minisatellite on 6 January 2018.

  • News - General News

    21 Mar 2019

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    Land-cover dynamics unveiled

    Billions of image pixels recorded by Sentinel-2 mission used to generate a high-resolution map of land-cover dynamics across Earth's landmasses.

  • News - General News

    1 Mar 2019

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    Snowbound Italy

    Italy's usually associated with relatively warm weather, but this week it has fallen victim to the cold snap nicknamed Beast from the East.

  • News - General News

    18 Jan 2019

    News - General News

    Thales Alenia Space leads the build of photosynthesis mission

    A new contract seals the deal for Thales Alenia Space to lead the consortium that is building ESA's photosynthesis mission: FLEX.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    22 Nov 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Paradise lost

    Camp Fire in northern California, US, has, without doubt, been one of the most destructive. Sentinel data shows spread of aerosols and smoke.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    25 Sept 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Spotlight on sea-level rise

    Scientists to share findings on how satellite has revealed changes in the height of the sea, ice, inland bodies of water and more.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    11 Sept 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    How much water is used for irrigation?

    Feeding a growing global population is a major concern, but efforts to grow more food will place an added burden on precious supplies of water.

  • News - General News

    27 Aug 2018

    News - General News

    World Water Week: ESA's role in easing water scarcity

    Water over exploitation and pollution presents many challenges - forum promotes collaborative action to help solve the looming water crisis.

  • News - General News

    26 July 2018

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    From green to brown in a month

    Proof of the long hot and dry spell Europe has been enduring over the last few weeks has been obtained from Sentinel-3 images.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    20 July 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Sweden in flames

    With Europe in the grip of a heatwave and little rain, the scorched ground and dry vegetation is succumbing to fire.

  • News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    18 July 2018

    News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    Proba-1 view of Guam

    A cloud-specked view of the US territory of Guam in the western Pacific Ocean, as seen by ESA's Proba-1 microsatellite, launched 16 years ago.

  • News - General News

    19 June 2018

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    Sentinel-3 flies tandem

    Sentinel-3 mission is to engage in some nifty orbital flying.

  • News - General News

    14 June 2018

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    Restless Kilauea

    Lava continues to pour from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. Latest Sentinel-2 images show relentless flow of lava and clouds of ash.

  • News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    11 May 2018

    News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    Lake Van water height from Sentinel-3B

    Launched on 25 April 2018, Sentinel-3B delivered impressive first images. Now, the altimeter has measured the height of Lake Van in east Turkey.