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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 - 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

    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 - 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

    News - General News

    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 - General News

    Introducing Mirko Albani 4 Mar 2022

    News - General News

    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

    Satellite data boost global understanding of land surface 2 Feb 2022

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    Satellite data boost global understanding of land surface

    Understanding our changing land surface is essential in the study of climate change. Satellites are used to monitor changes to the material that covers Earth’s surface, so-called land cover, such as vegetation and water.

  • News - General News

    Heritage Missions timeline 28 Jan 2022

    News - General News

    Heritage Missions timeline

    ESA's Heritage Space Programme preserves historical data from over 40 years of Earth observation missions.

  • News - Success Stories

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

    News - Success Stories

    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 - Maintenance News

    ESA Third Party Missions collections maintenance 15 November 2021 10 Nov 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA Third Party Missions collections maintenance 15 November 2021

    A planned software maintenance will affect ESA's Third Party Missions data dissemination service next Monday 15 November 2021 from 07:30 to 08:30 UTC

  • News - Success Stories

    Long-live PROBA-V 10 Nov 2021

    News - Success Stories

    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 - Success Stories

    ERS' Contribution to Altimetry 11 Oct 2021

    News - Success Stories

    ERS' Contribution to Altimetry

    Satellite radar altimetry missions have transformed the way we see Earth and its oceans. Using the ranging capability of radars, they measure the surface topography profile along a satellite’s track.

  • 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

    MERCI (A)ATSR web interface - Maintenance 28 July 2021 23 July 2021

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    MERCI (A)ATSR web interface - Maintenance 28 July 2021

    A planned software maintenance activity will affect ESA's MERCI web interface, providing access to ERS and Envisat (A)ATSR data collections, on 28 July.

  • News - Data Release news

    New reprocessing of datasets celebrates 30 years of ERS 22 July 2021

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    New reprocessing of datasets celebrates 30 years of ERS

    The ERS programme celebrated its 30th anniversary on 17 July. Today, we are still exploiting ERS data and experts continue to work on improving the altimeter, radiometer and SAR data the programme acquired.

  • News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance 22 July 2021 20 July 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance 22 July 2021

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

  • News - Success Stories

    ERS Heritage Data allow for 30 years of science 19 July 2021

    News - Success Stories

    ERS Heritage Data allow for 30 years of science

    At their time of launch thirty years ago, the two ERS satellites were the most sophisticated Earth observation spacecraft ever developed and launched by Europe.

  • News - General News

    New ERS infographic 16 July 2021

    News - General News

    New ERS infographic

    To mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of ERS, we've released a new infographic summarising the mission.

  • News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance 13 July 2021 12 July 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    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