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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 - Data Release news

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    16 Jan 2023

    ALOS PRISM Level 1C data collection now available for users

    ESA offers registered users access to the ALOS PRISM (Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping) OB1 L1C data acquired by ESA ground stations in the ADEN zone, plus some worldwide data requested by European scientists.

  • News - Success Stories

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    16 Dec 2022

    Atmosphere-studying Odin mission enjoys ongoing success

    More than two decades after it began operations, the Odin remote sensing satellite is continuing to make strong contributions to high-impact atmospheric science.

  • 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 - Success Stories

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    17 Nov 2022

    New worldwide dataset captures the planet in fine detail

    Scientists have developed an open source planetwide dataset of high-resolution Earth observation imagery, thanks to commercial data delivered by ESA’s Third Party Missions (TPM) programme.

  • News - Success Stories

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    10 Nov 2022

    Long-term satellite data show wind farms can affect local air currents

    Decades of satellite data have allowed for the first long-term study of the impact of offshore wind farms on downstream wind flow in coastal areas.

  • 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 - 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 - Data Release news

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    6 Oct 2022

    PAZ ESA archive now open to users

    The PAZ ESA archive collection is now freely available for researchers worldwide through ESA's Third Party Missions programme.

  • News - Data Release news

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    6 Oct 2022

    ICEYE ESA archive collection now available to users

    ICEYE ESA archive collection is now available worldwide through ESA’s Third Party Missions programme. The ESA archive collections consist of products requested by ESA-supported projects worldwide, and, therefore, the products are scattered and dispersed over the territory in different time windows. The datasets regularly grow as ESA collects new products over the years.

  • 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 - 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 - Thematic area articles

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    29 Sept 2022

    How satellite data help to shape society

    Data from ESA’s Earth observation archives are improving understanding of the interactions between human activities and the environment, helping to power green economic development and boosting prosperity in Europe and beyond.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    28 Sept 2022

    Very High Resolution data to take centre stage

    In the last few years, European New Space providers have helped strengthen the offering of very high resolution remote sensing data products—a designated workshop this November aims to focus on the latest developments in this arena.

  • 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 - Data Release news

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    28 July 2022

    Spot Extended Area mode added to ICEYE on-demand portfolio

    As an evolution of Spot mode, Spot Extended Area products are now available with the same resolution of Spot data (ground resolution of 1 m) but enabling to cover the area of 225 km2 (15 x 15 km) in a single SAR image.

  • News - Success Stories

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    26 July 2022

    SAR synergy data for maritime surveillance

    With the aim of safeguarding our oceans, a recent study uses a synergy of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images to improve maritime surveillance.

  • News - Data Release news

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    26 July 2022

    Two new ESA archive collections have been opened for PlanetScope and SkySat

    PlanetScope ESA archive and SkySat ESA archive collections are available through ESA’s Third Party Missions programme via Fast Approval Registration.

  • 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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    13 July 2022

    International Charter Infographic

    Learn about the International Charter Space and Major Disasters in this new infographic.

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