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NEWS

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 - Operational News

    17 Nov 2020

    News - Operational News

    ESA data dissemination service maintenance on 18 and 19 November 2020

    A software maintenance activity affecting various instances of ESA’s data dissemination service infrastructure has been planned on 18 and 19 November 2020.

  • News - General News

    ESA’s Earth Observation Catalogue and its services 29 Sept 2020

    News - General News

    ESA’s Earth Observation Catalogue and its services

    EO-CAT is the EO Catalogue tool allowing users to search ESA and Third Party Mission collections.

  • News - General News

    ESA's new DataCube service is now available 29 Sept 2020

    News - General News

    ESA's new DataCube service is now available

    ESA is pleased to announce the deployment of a new service, called ESA PDGS-DataCube, enabling multi-temporal and pixel-based access to a subset of the data available in the European Space Agency dissemination services.

  • News - Operational News

    21 July 2020

    News - Operational 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.

  • News - General News

    SMOS dissemination maintenance on 18 June 2020 17 June 2020

    News - General News

    SMOS dissemination maintenance on 18 June 2020

    Due to a scheduled software maintenance activity, the SMOS data dissemination service will be unavailable on Thursday 18 June 2020, from 09:00 to 11:00 CEST

  • News - Announcement of Opportunity

    New ESA AO of Planet deadline announced for the end of August 9 June 2020

    News - Announcement of Opportunity

    New ESA AO of Planet deadline announced for the end of August

    A new extension has been announced for the ESA AO of Planet, until end of August.

  • 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 - Scientific Highlights

    Earth Day: taking the pulse of our planet 22 Apr 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Earth Day: taking the pulse of our planet

    While news of COVID-19 dominates headlines and many of us practice social distancing, there still remains the need for action on climate change - and satellites are vital in providing the key facts on this global issue.

  • News - General News

    17 Apr 2020

    News - General News

    New SMOS sea surface wind speed products now available

    The SMOS Wind Data Service provides, in near real time (NRT), surface wind speed over the ocean derived from the brightness temperature measurements of SMOS.

  • News - General News

    16 Apr 2020

    News - General News

    Over 500K downloads for ESA's SNAP toolbox

    Reflecting the growing use of Earth observation, a software toolbox that provide users with the tools they need to process satellite data has been downloaded more than 500,000 times in less than five years.

  • News - Announcement of Opportunity

    14 Apr 2020

    News - Announcement of Opportunity

    ESA Announcement of Opportunity for Planet - PlanetScope and SkySat - Deadline extended

    Further to the ESA Announcement of Opportunity for Planet, we would like to inform all interested users that the deadline for proposal submission has been extended until the end of June 2020.

  • News - Announcement of Opportunity

    28 Jan 2020

    News - Announcement of Opportunity

    ESA Announcement of Opportunity for Planet – PlanetScope and SkySat

    ESA offers an opportunity for scientists and researchers to access Planet data (Planetscope and SkySat) products for science and applications development within ESA's Third Party Mission programme.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    New maps of salinity reveal the impact of climate variability on oceans 30 Nov 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    New maps of salinity reveal the impact of climate variability on oceans

    Since the saltiness of ocean surface waters is a key variable in the climate system, understanding how this changes is important.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    28 Nov 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Space is key to monitoring ocean acidification

    The UN World Meteorological Organization announced that concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached yet another milestone.

  • News - General News

    4 Nov 2019

    News - General News

    Revealing interior temperature of Antarctic ice sheet

    As ESA's SMOS satellite celebrates 10 years in orbit, yet another result has been added to its list of successes. This remarkable satellite mission has shown that it can be used to measure how the temperature of the Antarctic ice sheet changes with depth – and it's much warmer deep down.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis? 8 Oct 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis?

    As we pump more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the world is warming at an alarming rate, with devastating consequences.

  • News - Operational News

    12 Aug 2019

    News - Operational News

    PlanetScope and SkySat data now available

    PlanetScope and SkySat missions under evaluation. Interested users can investigate suitability of the data for scientific and R&D activities.

  • 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

    12 June 2019

    News - General News

    SMOS joins forces with top weather forecasting system

    Measurements from SMOS mission are being integrated into ECMWF's forecasting system, allowing for accurate description of water content in soil.

  • News - General News

    14 May 2019

    News - General News

    New potential for tracking severe storms

    SMOS is helping to accurately forecast and track extreme weather.