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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 - General News

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    8 Feb 2023

    Pioneering science missions: Summarising ESA’s Earth Explorers

    ESA’s Earth Explorer missions are part of the Living Planet Programme. Learn more about the Earth Explorers in this video.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    9 Dec 2022

    Global understanding of Earth's land surfaces greatly boosted by satellite data

    ESA perform land surface monitoring with a range of instruments onboard satellites acquiring optical and radar data. Collections of data from these missions are freely available for research purposes.

  • News - Infographics

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    23 Nov 2022

    FLEX infographic

    Learn about ESA's upcoming FLEX mission, which is dedicated to gathering information about photosynthetic activity to shed light on the functioning of Earth's vegetation, in our latest infographic.

  • News - Infographics

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    13 Oct 2022

    COSMO-SkyMed infographic

    Learn about the COSMO-SkyMed (Constellation of small Satellites for the Mediterranean basin Observation) series in our latest infographic.

  • News - Success Stories

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    4 Oct 2022

    Remote sensing scientists raise alarm for African savannah

    Researchers have used high resolution WorldView-3 imagery to map vegetation cover in the Greater Maasai Mara savannah, a global hotspot for biodiversity in Kenya.

  • News - Success Stories

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    27 Sept 2022

    Heritage data trains neural networks to detect urban sprawl

    Using data from non-operational ESA remote sensing missions, researchers have trained a network of artificial neurons to recognise how cities change over decades. They hope this will help city planners reduce the impact that urbanisation has on the environment.

  • News - Data Release news

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    31 Aug 2022

    New Data Voucher for Planetscope on-demand

    ESA’s Third Party Missions Programme offers researchers, scientists and companies from around the world access to Planet’s high-frequency, high-resolution satellite data for non-commercial use.

  • News - Infographics

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    2 Aug 2022

    What are the next Earth Explorers?

    Learn about the planned missions in the Earth Explorers programme - EarthCARE, Biomass, FLEX, and FORUM - which will further our understanding of Earth’s climate.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    21 July 2022

    Space helps monitor Earth’s changing biosphere

    Earth’s biosphere is continually changing. Through its pioneering Earth observation missions, ESA is making critical contributions to monitor these changes and their impacts on Earth’s water and carbon cycles.

  • News - Infographics

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    28 June 2022

    PROBA-1 Infographic

    Learn about ESA's PROBA-1 (Project for On-Board Autonomy) mission in our new infographic.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    26 May 2022

    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 - Data Release news

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    20 May 2022

    PlanetScope and Skysat data available through ESA’s Third Party Missions Programme

    Through ESA’s Third Party Missions Programme, researchers, scientists and companies from around the world can apply to access Planet’s high-frequency, high-resolution satellite data for non-commercial use.

  • News - Success Stories

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    5 May 2022

    Predicting crop yield using Planet data

    The world’s population continues to grow, while the climate crisis is raising Earth’s temperatures and increasing the likelihood of extreme weather events – all of which affect food security.

  • News - Infographics

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    20 Apr 2022

    PlanetScope and SkySat infographic

    Find out more about the PlanetScope and SkySat missions in our new infographic.

  • News - Success Stories

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    1 Mar 2022

    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 - Thematic area articles

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    2 Feb 2022

    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

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    13 Jan 2022

    15 cm HD and 30 cm HD products added to EUSI ESA archive collections

    Two new products, 15 cm HD and 30 cm HD, have been added to the collections from GeoEye-1, QuickBird-2, and WorldView (1 – 4).

  • News - Success Stories

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    17 Dec 2021

    Pléiades celebrates 10 years and extends satellite fleet with Pléiades Neo

    ESA is proud to mark the 10-year milestone of the Pléiades programme, a forerunner in providing very high resolution (VHR) commercial satellite imagery ideal for precision mapping and in-depth intelligence.

  • News - Infographics

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    16 Dec 2021

    Pleiades infographic

    Find out about the achievements of the Pléiades programme in this infographic.

  • News - Success Stories

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    15 Mar 2021

    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.

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