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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 - General News

    14 July 2022

    News - General News

    Campaign using surface reflectance data to support validation of Earth observation products

    Scientists from around the world are set to take part in a drone monitoring campaign and inter-comparison exercise that will deliver surface reflectance data to support the validation of Earth observation products.

  • News - Success Stories

    Transforming space data into climate action 30 June 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Transforming space data into climate action

    ESA’s Earth observation activities are playing a key role in the revitalised global drive to combat climate change.

  • 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

    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

    How Envisat helped to shape global understanding of Earth’s systems 1 Mar 2022

    News - Success Stories

    How Envisat helped to shape global understanding of Earth’s systems

    Twenty years have passed since a ground-breaking European spacecraft designed to deliver unprecedented insight into the planet’s changing environment was lofted into orbit.

  • News - Success Stories

    Satellite data boost global understanding of land surface 2 Feb 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Satellite data boost global understanding of land surface

    Understanding our changing land surface is essential in the study of climate change. Satellites are used to monitor changes to the material that covers Earth’s surface, so-called land cover, such as vegetation and water.

  • News - Data Release news

    Release of new Envisat DORIS Precise Orbit data 29 Sept 2021

    News - Data Release news

    Release of new Envisat DORIS Precise Orbit data

    A new version of the Envisat Precise Orbit products has been generated by the Centre de Traitement Doris Poseidon (CTDP) using the Geophysical Data Records F standards (GDR-F). The new dataset (DOR_VOR_AX vF) is now available to users in Envisat format from the ESA dissemination service.

  • News - Success Stories

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

    News - Success Stories

    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 - 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 - 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

    News - General News

    New Earth Online Newsletter

    Stay up to date with the latest news in our newsletter.

  • 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

    27 Sept 2019

    News - General News

    Proba-V – Universal Access to Information

    Proba-V data is free and openly accessible through various portals.

  • News - Data Release news

    Updated Precise Orbit data (POD) for the full ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission available 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 - 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 - General News

    Proba-V celebrates six years in orbit 7 May 2019

    News - General News

    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 - Data Release news

    PROBA-V 2018-2019 Antarctica data now available 7 Mar 2019

    News - Data Release news

    PROBA-V 2018-2019 Antarctica data now available

    For the second consecutive austral summer season, PROBA-V observed Antarctica and its ongoing changes.

  • News - Data Release news

    PROBA-V data available over Antarctica 5 Mar 2018

    News - Data Release news

    PROBA-V data available over Antarctica

    Due to a huge amount of interest, it was decided to acquire PROBA-V data over Antarctica from November 2017 to February 2018.