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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

    Space data help to unravel the complexities of Earth’s atmosphere 27 Apr 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Space data help to unravel the complexities of Earth’s atmosphere

    As the impacts of the climate crisis intensify, scientists are using ESA’s Earth observation archives to investigate atmospheric processes and their influences on the planet’s changing environment.

  • News - Success Stories

    Meet a young researcher who uses Aeolus data to measure atmospheric gravity waves 22 Apr 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Meet a young researcher who uses Aeolus data to measure atmospheric gravity waves

    Researcher Timothy Banyard, from the University of Bath, hopes to improve weather forecasting through the measurement of gravity waves (GWs). While GWs are difficult to measure due to their scale size and location, Tim recently demonstrated the Earth Explorer Aeolus' ability to observe GWs over the Southern Andes during the austral winter of 2021.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    Exploring the prevailing achievements and future directions of Aeolus 14 Apr 2022

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Exploring the prevailing achievements and future directions of Aeolus

    A tight-knit community of European remote sensing experts converged on the Italian island of Sicily last month to discuss how the strong success of ESA’s Aeolus mission is shaping scientists’ understanding of the winds that sweep across the planet.

  • News - General News

    What is Aeolus VRE? 5 Apr 2022

    News - General News

    What is Aeolus VRE?

    Learn more about the The Aeolus Virtual Research Environment (VRE), the latest extension to the VirES for Aeolus service

  • 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

    Launch of Aeolus VRE 23 Mar 2022

    News - General News

    Launch of Aeolus VRE

    The Aeolus Virtual Research Environment (VRE) is a cloud service, which provides users with a web-based development environment in the form of a JupyterLab workspace.

  • News - Operational News

    Aeolus satellite testing planned for 1 March 28 Feb 2022

    News - Operational News

    Aeolus satellite testing planned for 1 March

    Aeolus L2A data production is expected to be impacted due to a planned satellite test on 1 March 2022.

  • News - Success Stories

    Dust aerosol campaign validates Aeolus data 24 Jan 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Dust aerosol campaign validates Aeolus data

    Prepared, implemented and executed by a consortium of French universities and research institutions, under the umbrella of the French Space Agency (CNES) and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Clouds-Atmospheric Dynamics–Dust Interactions in West Africa (CADDIWA) campaign took place on Sal Island in Cape Verde, from 6 to 25 September 2021.

  • News - Success Stories

    Aerosol light absorption campaign validates Aeolus data 23 Nov 2021

    News - Success Stories

    Aerosol light absorption campaign validates Aeolus data

    Calibration and Validation for Aeolus - Aerosols/Winds (CAVA-AW) was a scientific campaign carried out by the University of Nova Gorica on the island of São Vicente, Cape Verde, in September 2021, as part of the broader international framework of the Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign (JATAC).

  • News - General News

    Wind measurement campaign validates Aeolus data 27 Oct 2021

    News - General News

    Wind measurement campaign validates Aeolus data

    Aeolus VAlidation Through Airborne LidaRs in the Tropics (AVATART) was one of the two scientific campaigns carried out on Sal Island, Cape Verde during the month of September 2021.

  • News - Success Stories

    Askos campaign validates Aeolus data 15 Oct 2021

    News - Success Stories

    Askos campaign validates Aeolus data

    From July to September 2021, the European Space Agency (ESA) organised the Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign (JATAC) in Cape Verde.

  • News - Maintenance News

    Aeolus dissemination maintenance on 16 September 2021 14 Sept 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    Aeolus dissemination maintenance on 16 September 2021

    A software maintenance activity affecting the ESA Aeolus data dissemination service has been planned on Thursday 16 September 2021 from 07:00 to 08:00 UTC.

  • News - Operational News

    Drift of the Aeolus satellite orbit 18 June 2021

    News - Operational News

    Drift of the Aeolus satellite orbit

    The reference orbit of Aeolus began a planned change on 17 June 2021, from ANX 4.5 to ANX 2.0, in order to facilitate ground-based Aeolus campaign activities.

  • News - General News

    New Aeolus infographic 31 May 2021

    News - General News

    New Aeolus infographic

    Learn more about ESA's youngest Earth Explorer - the Aeolus mission - in our latest infographic

  • News - General News

    Aeolus Data Now in Use by Four of Europe’s Biggest Meteorological Services 15 Apr 2021

    News - General News

    Aeolus Data Now in Use by Four of Europe’s Biggest Meteorological Services

    European meteorological services are now benefiting from the use of operational Aeolus data in their forecasts.

  • News - Maintenance News

    Aeolus maintenance on 13 January 2021 12 Jan 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    Aeolus maintenance on 13 January 2021

    Aeolus - maintenance on 13 January 2021 Due to a scheduled maintenance.

  • News - Operational News

    A Guide to Aeolus Range Bin Settings 7 Sept 2020

    News - Operational News

    A Guide to Aeolus Range Bin Settings

    After almost two years in space, Aeolus' near-real time observations have been assimilated into the Numerical Weather Prediction models of several European meteorological services, and have proven crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to a sharp decrease in meteorological observations.

  • News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for Aeolus Cal/Val 5 Aug 2020

    News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for Aeolus Cal/Val

    An Announcement of Opportunity call is open for the Aeolus mission. Scientists, new groups and individuals are invited to participate in Aeolus Cal/Val throughout the mission lifetime.

  • News - Maintenance News

    Aeolus and ALOS dissemination system maintenance on 31 July 2020 29 July 2020

    News - Maintenance News

    Aeolus and ALOS dissemination system maintenance on 31 July 2020

    The Aeolus and ALOS dissemination systems will undergo maintenance on the morning of 31 July.

  • News - Maintenance News

    ESA OTF dissemination - Maintenance on 23 July 2020 21 July 2020

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA OTF dissemination - Maintenance on 23 July 2020

    A software maintenance activity affecting the On-The-Fly (OTF) ESA data dissemination service infrastructure has been planned on 23 July 2020.