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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

    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).

  • News - Success Stories

    Long-live PROBA-V 10 Nov 2021

    News - Success Stories

    Long-live PROBA-V

    After eight years in space, the PROBA-V satellite ended its vegetation mission last 31 October, having gone well beyond expectations for global vegetation monitoring.

  • 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.

  • 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 - 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

    Special PROBA-V microsite 29 Apr 2020

    News - General News

    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 - 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.