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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 - Maintenance News

    13 Aug 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination - Maintenance on 17 August 2021

    Due to a scheduled software patching campaign on 17 August, a series of data dissemination services will experience a short downtime.

  • News - Maintenance News

    23 July 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    MERCI (A)ATSR web interface - Maintenance 28 July 2021

    A planned software maintenance activity will affect ESA's MERCI web interface, providing access to ERS and Envisat (A)ATSR data collections, on 28 July.

  • News - Maintenance News

    14 May 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance 17 May 2021

    A scheduled network maintenance activity will affect ESA’s SMOS, CryoSat, Swarm and ERS/Envisat (A)ATSR data dissemination services, next Monday 17 May 2021 from 07:00 to 13:00 UTC

  • News - Maintenance News

    12 May 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance 13 May 2021

    A scheduled network maintenance activity will affect ESA’s GOCE, ERS and Envisat (A)ATSR data dissemination services, as well as ESA’s PDGS-DataCube service, next Thursday 13 May 2021 from 07:00 to 14:00 UTC A downtime of one hour for each service within the above indicated time range is expected.

  • News - General News

    New Envisat infographic 3 Dec 2020

    News - General News

    New Envisat infographic

    Learn more about ESA's Envisat mission - the largest Earth observation satellite ever built - in a new infographic.

  • 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 - General News

    27 July 2019

    News - General News

    Fire red lines

    Sentinel-2 captures one of the largest wildfires recorded in Arizona, US. It has destroyed swathes of vegetation across Superstition Mountain.

  • News - General News

    4 July 2019

    News - General News

    Rare lava lake

    This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image shows Mount Michael, an activate stratovolcano in the South Sandwich Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • News - General News

    2 July 2019

    News - General News

    German wildfire

    A wildfire broke out at a military training site in Lübtheen, Germany.

  • News - General News

    17 June 2019

    News - General News

    Desert greenery

    World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought initiative celebrates the 25 years of progress made in sustainable land management.

  • News - General News

    5 June 2019

    News - General News

    Unexpected snow in Australia

    This image, captured on 4 June by Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission, shows the unusual layer of snow over the Southern Tablelands, Australia.

  • 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 - Scientific Highlights

    13 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    ESA's Earth Explorers surpassing expectations

    In this video, learn how each Earth Explorer mission is contributing to Earth science, and changing the way we look at our beloved planet.

  • News - General News

    9 Apr 2019

    News - General News

    Glaciers lose nine trillion tonnes of ice in half a century

    According to research published today, glaciers around the world have lost over 9,000 gigatonnes of ice since 1961, raising sea level by 27 mm.

  • News - General News

    22 Mar 2019

    News - General News

    Satellites key to addressing water scarcity

    Today is World Water Day, it underscores the importance of freshwater and promotes sustainable management.

  • News - General News

    21 Mar 2019

    News - General News

    Bangkok's green lung

    Captured on 22 January 2019 by Sentinel-2B, this true-colour image shows the city of Bangkok, Thailand, and its 'Green Lung' Bang Kachao.

  • News - General News

    6 Mar 2019

    News - General News

    EarthCARE mission to improve weather forecasts

    Earth observation satellite data are crucial for generating accurate weather predictions.

  • News - General News

    12 Feb 2019

    News - General News

    Loving big

    Sentinel-2 mission brings you this image of a heart-shaped lake in Argentina.

  • News - General News

    4 Feb 2019

    News - General News

    More of Africa scarred by fires than thought

    Satellites play a key role in mapping landscape scarred by fire – Sentinel-2 mission has revealed there are more fires than previously thought.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    22 Oct 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Zooming in on Mexico's landscape

    ESA collaboration has combined images from Sentinel-2 mission to produce detailed view of different types of vegetation growing across Mexico.