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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.

  • News - Data Release news

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    20 Dec 2022

    Improved Aeolus wind data now available

    ESA’s Aeolus mission continues to advance weather forecasting with further data improvements, thanks to a third reprocessing campaign. 

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    14 Dec 2022

    ESA invites scientists to submit abstracts for EGU 2023

    ESA is calling for researchers to submit abstracts for sessions at the next General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU 2023).

  • News - Infographics

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    12 Dec 2022

    Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign

    A new infographic has been released for the Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign (JATAC).

  • News - Success Stories

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    24 Nov 2022

    Drones join the campaign to validate Aeolus data

    In June and September 2022, the Askos component of the Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign (JATAC), organised by ESA and its international partners, was expanded with new ground-based, drone and radiosonde measurements. The main objective of this campaign was to calibrate and validate Aeolus satellite observations.

  • News - Success Stories

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    27 Oct 2022

    ESA’s wind mission could help to forecast tropical storms

    Global wind profiles delivered by Aeolus have great potential to improve the projections of a long-established hurricane forecasting system developed in the US, according to science published in a leading meteorological journal.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    27 Apr 2022

    Space data help to unravel the complexities of Earth’s atmosphere

    As the impacts of the climate crisis intensify, scientists are using ESA’s Earth observation archives to investigate atmospheric processes and their influences on the planet’s changing environment.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    14 Apr 2022

    Exploring the prevailing achievements and future directions of Aeolus

    A tight-knit community of European remote sensing experts converged on the Italian island of Sicily last month to discuss how the strong success of ESA’s Aeolus mission is shaping scientists’ understanding of the winds that sweep across the planet.

  • News - Infographics

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    5 Apr 2022

    What is Aeolus VRE?

    Learn more about the the Aeolus Virtual Research Environment (VRE), the latest extension to the VirES for Aeolus service, in this infographic.

  • News - General News

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    23 Mar 2022

    Launch of Aeolus VRE

    The Aeolus Virtual Research Environment (VRE) is a cloud service, which provides users with a web-based development environment in the form of a JupyterLab workspace.

  • News - Operational News

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    28 Feb 2022

    Aeolus satellite testing planned for 1 March

    Aeolus L2A data production is expected to be impacted due to a planned satellite test on 1 March 2022.

  • News - Success Stories

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    24 Jan 2022

    Dust aerosol campaign validates Aeolus data

    Prepared, implemented and executed by a consortium of French universities and research institutions, under the umbrella of the French Space Agency (CNES) and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Clouds-Atmospheric Dynamics–Dust Interactions in West Africa (CADDIWA) campaign took place on Sal Island in Cape Verde, from 6 to 25 September 2021.

  • News - Success Stories

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    15 Oct 2021

    Askos campaign validates Aeolus data

    From July to September 2021, the European Space Agency (ESA) organised the Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign (JATAC) in Cape Verde.

  • News - Infographics

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    31 May 2021

    New Aeolus infographic

    Learn more about ESA's youngest Earth Explorer - the Aeolus mission - in our latest infographic

  • News - Success Stories

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    15 Apr 2021

    Aeolus Data Now in Use by Four of Europe’s Biggest Meteorological Services

    European meteorological services are now benefiting from the use of operational Aeolus data in their forecasts.

  • News - Operational News

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    7 Sept 2020

    A Guide to Aeolus Range Bin Settings

    After almost two years in space, Aeolus' near-real time observations have been assimilated into the Numerical Weather Prediction models of several European meteorological services, and have proven crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to a sharp decrease in meteorological observations.

  • News - Operational News

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    28 May 2020

    Aeolus set for Instrument Telescope Refocussing exercise

    Aeolus's telescope requires periodic collimation and refocussing. To this end, the Instrument Telescope Refocussing activity aims to improve the radiometric performance of the Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument's telescope, ALADIN.

  • News - Success Stories

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    26 May 2020

    Around the world in eight balloons with Strateole-2

    Strateole-2 is a French-US project supported by ESA that uses CNES superpressure balloons drifting around the globe to study the climate processes in the Tropical Tropopause Layer (TTL) and the lower stratosphere, helping Aeolus validation activities along the way.

  • News - Data Release news

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    19 May 2020

    Aeolus data now publicly available

    Last week marked an exciting milestone for Aeolus. On 12 May, its wind data became publicly available.

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