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  • News - Events and Proceedings

    News - Events and Proceedings

    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 - General News

    News - General News

    Introducing Mirko Albani

    In this short introduction, ESA's Heritage Missions Programme Manager describes what he likes most about ESA's long term archive of satellite mission data and his role in the programme.

  • News - Data Release news

    News - Data Release news

    New reprocessing of datasets celebrates 30 years of ERS

    The ERS programme celebrated its 30th anniversary on 17 July. Today, we are still exploiting ERS data and experts continue to work on improving the altimeter, radiometer and SAR data the programme acquired.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    ERS Heritage Data allow for 30 years of science

    At their time of launch thirty years ago, the two ERS satellites were the most sophisticated Earth observation spacecraft ever developed and launched by Europe.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    New ERS infographic

    To mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of ERS, we've released a new infographic summarising the mission.

  • Tools - Apps

    Tools - Apps

    Heritage Missions app for iOS

    Download the Heritage Missions application to discover what the missions were about, how it worked and what the elements of the space and ground segment that make these missions unique.

  • Tools - Apps

    Tools - Apps

    Heritage Missions app for Android

    Download the Heritage Missions application to discover what the missions were about, how it worked and what the elements of the space and ground segment that make these missions unique.

  • Instrument - Spectrometers/Radiometers

    Instrument - Spectrometers/Radiometers

    MWR (ERS)

    The microwave radiometer (MWR) instrument on board the ERS-1 and ERS-2 missions provided measurements of the integrated atmospheric water vapour column and cloud liquid water content.

  • Mission - Heritage Missions

    Mission - Heritage Missions

    ERS

    The ERS programme was composed of two missions, ERS-1 and ERS-2, which together observed the Earth for 20 years, from 1991 to 2011.

  • Activity - Quality

    Activity - Quality

    SCIRoCCo

    The SCIRoCCo project is an interdisciplinary cooperation of scatterometry experts aimed at promoting the continuing exploitation of ESA's unique 20 years' worth of ERS Scatterometer data.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    DRAGON 2 Programme - Brochure 2009

    The Dragon Programme is a cooperation between ESA and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the P.R. China. This brochure presents the activities undertaken since the formal start of the programme in April 2009, its background, objectives, partners and project themes.

  • Document - Proceedings

    Document - Proceedings

    2004 Envisat and ERS Symposium

    The 2004 Envisat and ERS Symposium was held in Salzburg - Austria from 6 to 10 September 2004. The 2004 Envisat and ERS Symposium provided a forum for investigators to present results of ongoing research project activities and assess the development of applications and services.

  • Document - Proceedings

    Document - Proceedings

    ERS-Envisat Symposium

    Proceedings of the ERS-Envisat Symposium held from 16-20 October 2000 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

  • Event - Conference

    Event - Conference

    3rd ERS Symposium

    The ESA Directorate for Observation of the Earth and its Environment held the 3rd ERS Symposium, in 1997, where many of the results from the ERS-1 and ERS-2 missions were presented and discussed by the scientific community.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    The Science and Research Elements of ESA Living Planet Programme

    This document presents the plans for the Earth Explorer element of the European Space Agency's 'Living Planet' Programme for Earth Observation.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    The Nine Candidate Earth Explorer Missions - Topography Mission

    This report for assessment addresses the Topography mission when it was selected with other nine Earth Explorer missions as a potential candidate for Phase A study.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    CoReH2O-Report-for-Mission-Selection-An-Earth-Explorer-to-observe-snow-and-ice.pdf

    This report describes the CoReH2O (Cold Regions Hydrology high-resolution Observatory) mission, which was selected for feasibility study in the third cycle of Earth Explorers.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    The-Changing-Earth-New-Scientific-Challenges-for-ESAs-Living-Planet-Programme.pdf

    This article is extracted from ESA Bulletin Nr. 129.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    Further-Achievements-of-the-ERS-Missions.pdf

    This publication shows how with time the various uses of ERS data are developing and consolidating in key areas of science and economic exploitation.