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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.

  • News - Success Stories

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    22 Nov 2022

    Robust airborne radar instrument aids CryoSat ice data

    During the 12 years that ESA’s ice mission – CryoSat – has been monitoring Earth’s ice masses from space, simultaneous airborne measurements were made by ASIRAS.

  • News - Maintenance News

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    15 Nov 2022

    CryoSat Science Server maintenance on 21 November 2022

    Maintenance taking place on the CryoSat Science Server on 21 November 2022.

  • News - Success Stories

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    6 Oct 2022

    Decades of satellite data reveal the risks of climate tipping points

    Decades-long time series that draw on ESA’s Earth observation archives are enabling scientists to uncover the threat of sudden and potentially irreversible changes to the icy parts of the planet.

  • News - General News

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    5 Oct 2022

    What is CRYO2ICE?

    Learn about CRYO2ICE in our new infographic, an innovative campaign producing near simultaneous acquisitions over Antarctica from the CryoSat and ICESAT-2 missions.

  • News - Data Release news

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    8 Sept 2022

    New CryoVEx campaign datasets released

    Two new datasets have been released for the CryoVEx campaign, covering activities in Spring and Summer 2019.

  • News - Success Stories

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    16 Aug 2022

    Satellites reveal changes to Earth’s icy zones

    ESA’s Earth observation activities are helping scientists investigate the influence of climate change on widespread ice-losses across the planet.

  • News - Success Stories

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    12 July 2022

    CRYO2ICE over Antarctica: revealing further insight on changing ice

    The CryoSat-2 satellite is currently being aligned with ICESat-2 over Antarctica, unlocking fresh possibilities in the wealth of new information being delivered by the near-synchronous orbit of the two satellites.

  • News - Success Stories

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    30 June 2022

    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 - Data Release news

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    27 June 2022

    New CryoSat-2 Quaternions Product Now Available

    As of 24 June 2022, ESA has started releasing a new CryoSat-2 Quaternions Product. This product contains the attitude quaternions in the Geocentric Mean of 2000 Inertial Coordinate Frame for the CryoSat-2 mission.

  • News - Success Stories

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    19 May 2022

    New one-stop-shop for ESA and NASA altimetry data

    cs2eo.org is a free, easy-to-use portal to explore, combine and download airborne and spaceborne altimetry data from CryoSat-2, ICESat-2, CryoVEx, IceBridge and CryoTEMPO-EOLIS.

  • News - Data Release news

    13 May 2022

    Updated CryoSat magnetometer data now available with new baseline 0201

    An improved version of the CryoSat magnetic field data is now available on the Swarm Dissemination Server with new baseline 0201.

  • News - Data Release news

    5 May 2022

    Partial CryoSat LRM Ice Baseline E reprocessing completed

    An issue on the LRM waveform scaled power introduced in Baseline D, affecting the computation of backscatter, has been resolved with the transfer to operation of the new Ice Baseline E processors on 20 September 2021.

  • News - Success Stories

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    31 Mar 2022

    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 - Operational News

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    10 Feb 2022

    Delay in the production of Cryo-TEMPO EOLIS operational data

    An issue with the operational processing of Cryo-TEMPO EOLIS monthly data has been discovered.

  • News - Data Release news

    10 Feb 2022

    LRM Ice Baseline E reprocessed data released

    An issue on the LRM waveform scaled power introduced at Baseline D, affecting the computation of backscatter, has been resolved

  • News - Success Stories

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    21 Dec 2021

    Retrieving Snow Depth Over Sea Ice Using Dual-Frequency Altimetric Measurements

    A new study from the sea ice team of the Laboratory of Space Geophysical and Oceanographic Studies (LEGOS) in Toulouse has shown that dual-frequency SARAL and CryoSat-2 altimetric measurements can be used to retrieve consistent snow depth data over sea ice in both hemispheres.

  • News - Operational News

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    17 Dec 2021

    CryoSat anomaly

    Due to an on-going problem at platform level the Near Real Time (NRT) service for CryoSat data is suspended.

  • News - Success Stories

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    25 Nov 2021

    COP26 fuels interest in satellite data

    As COP26 stimulates action to reduce global warming, the essential role of satellite data in understanding and monitoring climate change is apparent.

  • News - Success Stories

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    24 Nov 2021

    CryoTEMPO-EOLIS Products Now Available for Iceland, Svalbard, and the Canadian Arctic

    Land-ice is declining globally, raising sea levels worldwide and impacting glacial risks and access to fresh-water in high-mountain glaciers regions. Land-ice monitoring via Earth Observation methods in general, and altimetry in particular, are essential for tracking the current status of ice volume change and its evolution as climate continues to evolve and mitigating actions are being pursued.

  • News - Operational News

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    8 Nov 2021

    CryoSat NRT availability period reduced

    CryoSat scientific users are informed that the persistence time of the Near Real Time (NRT) products on the Science Server will be reduced from 60 days to 42 days.

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