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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).

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    TerraSAR-X TanDEM-X WorldDEM data now available to users 7 Dec 2021

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    TerraSAR-X TanDEM-X WorldDEM data now available to users

    WorldDEM products have been added to the TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X offering and are now available to users for research and application development following submission of a project proposal subject to evaluation and acceptance by ESA and the data owner.

  • News - General News

    PROBA-V, ready to close its green eyes 26 Oct 2021

    News - General News

    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.

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    1 km resolution aerosol optical thickness retrieved from PROBA-V 15 Mar 2021

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    1 km resolution aerosol optical thickness retrieved from PROBA-V

    The ESA SPAR@MEP project aims to deliver a long-term data record (LTDR) of aerosol optical properties and surface reflectance from SPOT-VGT and PROBA-V observations.

  • 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

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    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

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    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 - General News

    29 July 2019

    News - General News

    Three new Third Party Missions under evaluation

    ICEYE, PlanetScope and Spire under evaluation. Interested users can investigate suitability of the data for scientific and R&D activities.

  • News - General News

    28 June 2019

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    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 - General News

    12 June 2019

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    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 - 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 - Scientific Highlights

    15 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Monitoring Earth's shifting land

    By using radar data acquired by Sentinel-1 mission over time, ground deformation maps can be created to provide a regional monitoring system.

  • 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 - Scientific Highlights

    14 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Jakobshavn Isbrae Glacier bucks the trend

    Recent findings show that one glacier is not conforming to the norm – it's actually been flowing more slowly and getting thicker.

  • News - General News

    7 May 2019

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    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.

  • News - General News

    27 Mar 2019

    News - General News

    Receding waters

    It is thought over a million people have been affected by Cyclone Idai, probably the worst storm on record to hit the southern hemisphere.

  • News - General News

    27 Mar 2019

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    Proba-V view of Galápagos

    A Proba-V view of the internationally protected, volcanic archipelago of the Galápagos and its surrounding marine reserve.