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  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    Satellites reveal changes to Earth’s icy zones

    ESA’s Earth observation activities are helping scientists investigate the influence of climate change on widespread ice-losses across the planet.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    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 - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    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.

  • Activity - Projects

    Activity - Projects

    Dragon 2 Cooperation Programme

    The Dragon 2 Programme focussed on the exploitation of ESA, ESA's Third Party Missions and Chinese Earth observation data for science and applications development in land, ocean and atmospheric applications.

  • 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.

  • Document - Proceedings

    Document - Proceedings

    2nd-Conference-on-Academic-and-Industrial-Cooperation-in-Space-Research.pdf

    This document describes the proceedings of the second conference on academic and industrial cooperation in space research, held in Graz, Austria, 15-17 November 2000.

  • Mission - Heritage Missions

    Mission - Heritage Missions

    Envisat

    Envisat was ESA's successor to ERS. Envisat carried ten instruments aboard for a wide range of Earth observing fields. The mission was operational from 2002 to 2012.

  • Data - Campaigns data

    Data - Campaigns data

    Request campaigns data

    Request data acquired during airborne campaigns, many of which were conducted in support of ESA missions.

  • Instrument - Laser Ranging

    Instrument - Laser Ranging

    LRR (Envisat)

    The LRR instrument aboard Envisat was used to accurately determine the orbital height of the satellite.

  • News - Data Release news

    News - Data Release news

    Updated Precise Orbit data (POD) for the full ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission available

    The Precise Orbit files (ERS.ORB.POD) for the entire ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission periods have been reprocessed with up-to-date standards.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    Application-of-satellite-remote-sensing-to-developing-countries.pdf

    This booklet is a preliminary copy of the first set of viewgraphs being prepared by Satellite Observing Systems (SOS) for ESA to support Agencies activities for promoting the use of Earth observation data from space in various environmental disciplines and applications for developing countries.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    Earth-Observation-Applications-for-the-Aquaculture-Industry.pdf

    This flyer describes the applications of Earth Observation for aquaculture, specifically the Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) system of Hatfield Consultants Ltd.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    Earth-Observation-from-Space-supporting-Biodiversity-Conservation.pdf

    This brochure provides an overview of the ESA-funded Diversity project, which aims to demonstration the contribution Earth observation makes towards monitoring the trends and status of different marine and terrestrial ecosystems relevant to diversity.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    Earth-Observation-Services-Today-Using-Radar-from-Space.pdf

    This booklet provides descriptions of EO services available today from specialist providers for the marine environment e.g. CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellites] and NERSC (Nansen Environmental and RemoteSensing Centre], Ocean Numerics, ARGOSS, MeteoMer and Satellite Observing Systems (SOS].

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    SMOS-ESAs-Water-Mission-Fact-sheet.pdf

    This document provided a series of information on the SMOS mission.

  • 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

    Envisat-Mission-and-System-Summary.pdf

    This document provides a description of the mission objectives, the underlying system design concepts, status of the design, and developments of the system elements.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    Envisat-Opportunities-for-Science-and-Applications.pdf

    This document presents an overview of the opportunities for exploitation of Envisat data products and it is hoped that it will serve the purpose of encouraging scientists and application developers to plan for the use of Envisat data in their work.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    Globcolour-A-Precursor-to-the-GMES-Marine-Core-Service-Ocean-Colour-Thematic-Assembly-Centre.pdf

    This article is extracted from ESA Bulletin Nr. 132.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    GLOBCOVER-The-most-detailed-portrait-of-Earth.pdf

    This is an article extracted from the ESA Bulletin Nr. 136.