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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

    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 - General News

    Third Party Missions infographic 8 Nov 2021

    News - General News

    Third Party Missions infographic

    ESA’s Third Party Missions programme consists of almost 50 satellite missions, which are owned by organisations around the world. ESA has agreements with these organisations to acquire, process, and distribute data from their missions

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    Φ-Week Triumphs 25 Oct 2021

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Φ-Week Triumphs

    In its fourth edition, Φ-Week presented the scientific community with amazing opportunities and projects—thus running alongside innovation at 360 degrees.

  • News - Data Release news

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

    News - Data Release news

    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 - 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 - General News

    OneAtlas Living Library subscription available for SPOT and Pléiades 21 Jan 2021

    News - General News

    OneAtlas Living Library subscription available for SPOT and Pléiades

    To complement the traditional and fully customised ordering and download of selected Pléiades and SPOT images in a variety of data formats, users can now also request a subscription for access to the OneAtlas Living Library.

  • News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for G-POD 18 Aug 2020

    News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for G-POD

    ESA is offering all scientists the possibility to perform bulk processing and/or validation of their own algorithms exploiting the large ESA Earth-observation archive.

  • News - Operational News

    New experimental phase for PROBA-V 10 Aug 2020

    News - Operational News

    New experimental phase for PROBA-V

    PROBA-V has begun a new experimental phase that will continue through to October 2021.

  • News - General News

    New Earth Online Newsletter 6 May 2020

    News - General News

    New Earth Online Newsletter

    Stay up to date with the latest news in our newsletter.

  • News - Success Stories

    Mission continuity 30 Apr 2020

    News - Success Stories

    Mission continuity

    Long-term availability of Earth observation data from a given instrument is crucial to many data users and their research—but just how does it work?

  • News - General News

    Special PROBA-V microsite 29 Apr 2020

    News - General News

    Special PROBA-V microsite

    See some of the accomplishments of the PROBA-V mission in a special microsite developed by VITO.

  • News - General News

    Did you know? New Proba-V infographic 21 Apr 2020

    News - General News

    Did you know? New Proba-V infographic

    ESA's vegetation-monitoring mission - Proba-V - will end operations in June 2020 after seven years.

  • News - Operational News

    Updated Precise Orbit data (POD) for the full ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission available 12 July 2019

    News - Operational News

    Updated Precise Orbit data (POD) for the full ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission available

    The Precise Orbit files (ERS.ORB.POD) for the entire ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission periods have been reprocessed with up-to-date standards.

  • News - Operational News

    ERS-1 Scatterometer L2 dataset processed with ASPS v10.04 is available online 13 June 2019

    News - Operational News

    ERS-1 Scatterometer L2 dataset processed with ASPS v10.04 is available online

    The reprocessed dataset together with corresponding ERS-2 data is now available.

  • News - General News

    12 June 2019

    News - General News

    Santiago, Chile, viewed by Proba-V

    Viewed in false colour from ESA's Proba-V minisatellite, Chilean capital, Santiago, is among the largest conurbations in South America.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    16 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    A quarter of glacier ice in West Antarctica is now unstable

    Scientists have discovered warming ocean waters have caused ice to thin so rapidly that 24% of glacier ice in West Antarctica is now affected.

  • News - General News

    15 May 2019

    News - General News

    New Zealand's South Island imaged by Proba-V

    The snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps stretch more than 500 km northeast to southwest across New Zealand's South Island, imaged by Proba-V.

  • News - Operational News

    Proba-V global land cover maps released 15 May 2019

    News - Operational News

    Proba-V global land cover maps released

    Copernicus Global Land Service team have released their new set of global land cover layers for the year 2015.

  • News - General News

    7 May 2019

    News - General News

    Proba-V celebrates six years in orbit

    The joint ESA / VITO PROBA-V satellite mission was launched six years ago on 7 May 2013 to continue the 15 year legacy of SPOT-VEGETATION.