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  • Mission - Earth Explorers

    Mission - Earth Explorers

    CryoSat

    CryoSat determines variations in the thickness of continental ice sheets and marine ice cover. Europe's first ice mission is an advanced radar altimeter specifically designed to monitor the most dynamic sections of Earth's cryosphere.

  • Data - Other

    Data - Other

    EO Sign In registration

    Learn how to register an EO Sign In account, which is required to access some data and submit proposals for data.

  • Data - Other

    Data - Other

    Data registration and proposals profile

    Access your profile to see your requested data products or registrations and proposals you have submitted. An active EO Sign In account is required.

  • 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.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    CryoSat-2 and ICESat-2 Coincident Data Explorer

    The new Cryo2Ice Coincident Data Explorer is now live and fully operational.

  • Tools - Other

    Tools - Other

    Hydrology TEP

    The Hydrology Thematic Exploitation Platform enables access, processing, uploading, visualisation, manipulation and comparison of hydrological data.

  • Tools - Other

    Tools - Other

    Polar TEP

    The Polar Thematic Exploitation Platform enables access, processing, uploading, visualisation, manipulation and comparison of data over the polar regions.

  • News - Operational News

    News - Operational News

    CryoSat FDM production to end

    Starting on 1 February 2021, CryoSat-2 Fast Delivery Marine (FDM) data production will be disabled.

  • Document - Proceedings

    Document - Proceedings

    Fringe-2011-workshop-recommendations.pdf

    This document contains the recommendations from the session summaries of the Fringe 2011 Workshop.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Using Satellite Data to Predict Floods and Droughts

    Scientists are turning to remote sensing to fill the in-situ data gap in hydrological data models in some parts of the world.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    New Campaign datasets available

    A new set of datasets is available, acquired during airborne campaigns conducted between 2014 and 2019

  • Instrument - Spectrometers/Radiometers

    Instrument - Spectrometers/Radiometers

    ATSR

    The Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR) on board ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission consisted of two instruments, an Infra-Red Radiometer and a Microwave Sounder.

  • Instrument - Imaging Radars, Scatterometers

    Instrument - Imaging Radars, Scatterometers

    SAR (ERS)

    The Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) instrument aboard ERS-1 and ERS-2 was capable of high precision change detection of surface heights.

  • 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.

  • Instrument - Scatterometers

    Instrument - Scatterometers

    WS

    The Wind Scatterometer (WS) instrument, on board the ERS-1 and ERS-2 missions, obtained information on wind speed and direction over the sea surface.

  • Instrument - Altimeters

    Instrument - Altimeters

    RA (ERS)

    The Radar Altimeter (RA) was a Ku-band (13.8 GHz) nadir-pointing active microwave sensor, on board ERS-1 and ERS-2 missions, designed to measure echoes from ocean and ice surfaces.

  • News - Operational News

    News - Operational News

    A Closer Look at CRYO2ICE Manoeuvres

    Between 16 and 31 July 2020, ESA raised the orbit of Earth Explorer CryoSat-2 to periodically align with NASA’s ICESat-2 in a campaign dubbed CRYO2ICE.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Publication of Coastal Current Intrusions from Satellite Altimetry

    A new study entitled “Coastal current intrusions from satellite altimetry” has just been published in the journal Remote Sensing. This study comes from an international collaboration between the European Space Agency (ESA), MIO (Fr), CNR (It) and Serco (It) with the goal of monitoring coastal intrusions into the Gulf of Lion by analyzing multi-mission Satellite Altimetry data with Machine Learning methods

  • Campaign

    Campaign

    CryoVex KAREN Antarctica 2017 2018

    ESA’s CryoVEx/Karen 2017‐18 campaign took place in Antarctica in from Dec 2017 to Jan 2018. The campaign was composed of an airborne and in‐situ campaign and acquired extensive data sets of scanning lidar, Ku‐ and Ka‐band nadir‐looking radar, and auxiliary imagery for validation of the ESA CryoSat‐2 satellite (Ku‐band radar altimetry) and the French‐Indian AltiKa mission (Ka‐band radar altimetry).

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    New CryoSat infographic

    CryoSat - ESA's ice mission - recently celebrated ten years in space, during which it has provided invaluable data for research. To mark the anniversary we put together an infographic about the mission and its many achievements.