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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 - Success Stories

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    24 May 2023

    SMOS data reveal ecosystems' resistance to drought

    Climate change is rapidly altering the world’s ecosystems, causing extreme weather conditions, such as droughts, to become increasingly frequent. Understanding the factors that contribute to ecosystem resilience to extreme events is vital to develop more effective strategies for climate adaptation and mitigation.

  • News - Infographics

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    4 May 2023

    Key facts about SMOS Level-1 and Level-2 science data

    Learn about data products from the SMOS mission in our latest infographic.

  • 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 - Thematic area articles

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    2 Nov 2022

    Satellites investigate Earth’s terrestrial hydrosphere

    ESA’s Earth observation satellites are playing a leading role in furthering our understanding of how Earth’s water cycle is being influenced by humankind.

  • News - Success Stories

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    7 Sept 2022

    Satellite data predicts lower wheat crop yield

    In a market pressed with short supply of grain the dry spring weather of 2022 was devastating for European wheat production, according to a new drought monitor that draws on data from ESA’s SMOS Earth observation mission

  • News - Thematic area articles

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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 - Thematic area articles

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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 - Data Release news

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    24 Mar 2022

    SMOS L2 Sea Surface Salinity products documentation updates

    SMOS L2 Sea Surface Salinity product validation report is now available.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    2 Mar 2022

    How space data are transforming the global food system

    European Earth observation activities are accelerating a data-driven transformation in the agriculture sector that is helping farmers adapt to the dual challenges of climate change and population increase.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    21 Oct 2019

    Special event for 10th anniversary of SMOS

    Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS - an event to mark the 10th anniversary of SMOS mission.

  • News - Success Stories

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    13 May 2019

    ESA's Earth Explorers surpassing expectations

    In this video, learn how each Earth Explorer mission is contributing to Earth science, and changing the way we look at our beloved planet.

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