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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 - 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

    New Release of VirES for Swarm 3.9.0 20 May 2022

    News - General News

    New Release of VirES for Swarm 3.9.0

    Version 3.9.0 of VirES for SWARM has been released

  • News - Data Release news

    13 May 2022

    News - Data Release news

    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 - 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 - Success Stories

    Satellite data central to ocean monitoring 31 Mar 2022

    News - Success Stories

    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 - General News

    New paper “Swarm Langmuir probes' data quality validation and future improvements” published 24 Mar 2022

    News - General News

    New paper “Swarm Langmuir probes' data quality validation and future improvements” published

    The paper “Swarm Langmuir probes' data quality validation and future improvements” by F. Catapano et al. has been published in the Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems (GI) journal in March 2022.

  • 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 - Operational News

    Swarm EFI LP partial data gap between 7 and 11 December 2021 16 Dec 2021

    News - Operational News

    Swarm EFI LP partial data gap between 7 and 11 December 2021

    Some EFI-TII Gain Map Calibration was executed on the three Swarm spacecraft between 7 and 11 December 2021

  • News - Operational News

    Update on Swarm Field-Aligned Current Dual (FAC_AC) data missing from 7 November 2021 16 Dec 2021

    News - Operational News

    Update on Swarm Field-Aligned Current Dual (FAC_AC) data missing from 7 November 2021

    As a follow-up of the news published on 23 November 2021, we want to update Swarm users about the missing Field-Aligned Current Dual (FAC_TMS_2F) data since 7 November 2021. 

  • News - Success Stories

    Swarm’s orbital dance: counter-rotating and closer, for the benefit of science 16 Dec 2021

    News - Success Stories

    Swarm’s orbital dance: counter-rotating and closer, for the benefit of science

    Since variations in Earth’s magnetic field directly reflect the flow of fluid in the outermost core, new information from Swarm will further our understanding of the physics and dynamics of Earth's stormy heart—and the satellites are recently flying in a counter-rotating phase and closer in their separation, to enable scientists to discover new elements.

  • News - Data Release news

    Additional EFI TII Cross Track Flow dataset 0302 available for Swarm satellites 18 Nov 2021

    News - Data Release news

    Additional EFI TII Cross Track Flow dataset 0302 available for Swarm satellites

    Additional TII cross-track flow data are now available on the Swarm dissemination server for all the Swarm satellites.

  • 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 - 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 - 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

    New Swarm infographic 7 June 2021

    News - General News

    New Swarm infographic

    Learn more about ESA's Swarm mission, an Earth Explorer dedicated to studying Earth's magnetic field, in our latest infographic.

  • 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 - Success Stories

    Gravity Field Models from Swarm data 29 Apr 2020

    News - Success Stories

    Gravity Field Models from Swarm data

    In addition to its geomagnetic objectives, GPS receivers onboard Swarm can and have already been exploited to measure temporal variations in Earth's global gravity field.

  • News - Operational News

    Swarm Alpha: L1B ASM data gap from 22 to 30 September 2019 27 Sept 2019

    News - Operational News

    Swarm Alpha: L1B ASM data gap from 22 to 30 September 2019

    From 22 to 30 September, the ASM (Absolute Scalar Magnetometer) instrument on board Swarm Alpha was commanded in burst mode.

  • News - Data Release news

    12 July 2019

    News - Data Release 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 - Data Release news

    5 July 2019

    News - Data Release news

    CryoSat magnetometer data now available to support Swarm Sciences

    We are pleased to announce the new release of magnetic field data recorded by Fluxgate magnetometers, operating on-board ESA's CryoSat mission.