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  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    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

    News - Success Stories

    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

  • Event - Training

    Event - Training

    EO Summer School 3

    ESA's series of summer schools, on Monitoring of the Earth System, aims to promote the exploitation of Earth observation data.

  • 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

    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

    News - Data Release news

    SMOS L2 Sea Surface Salinity products documentation updates

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

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    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.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference


    This document provides an overview of Spacelab, a joint ESA-NASA laboratory that was carried aboard space shuttles from 1981 to 2000.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference


    This brochure provides an overview of Artemis, ESAs telecommunications satellite.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    News - Events and Proceedings

    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.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    Understanding climate change from space

    This document describes ESA's Climate Change Initiative, and how it is intended to contribute towards monitoring and understanding the Earth's climate.

  • Event - Workshop

    Event - Workshop

    Understanding the Carbon and Water Cycles using SMOS Data and Models

    The workshop aimed to bring together the EO, SMOS, Earth system science and modelling communities involved in the observation, characterisation and forecasting of land surface processes and their impacts.

  • Event - Conference

    Event - Conference

    2nd SMOS Science Conference

    The conference focused on the applications of SMOS data, including operational services, the development of novel data products, the synergistic use of SMOS data with other data sources and the potential of SMOS data for the generation of long-term data sets.

  • Document - General Reference, Product Handbook

    Document - General Reference, Product Handbook

    SMOS Multimedia Book

    Learn more about ESA's SMOS mission in the interactive SMOS Multimedia Book.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    New Earth Online Newsletter

    Stay up to date with the latest news in our newsletter.

  • News - Data Release news

    News - Data Release news

    New SMOS sea surface wind speed products now available

    The SMOS Wind Data Service provides, in near real time (NRT), surface wind speed over the ocean derived from the brightness temperature measurements of SMOS.

  • Mission - Earth Explorers

    Mission - Earth Explorers


    The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission is dedicated to making global observations of soil moisture over land and salinity over oceans.

  • Document - Technical Note

    Document - Technical Note

    Quality Assessment of CERSAT Altimeter Products

    The first results of the CERSAT QIP and QPR quality assessments are presented in this report.

  • Document - User Guide

    Document - User Guide


    The data products supplied by DMCII are derived from images acquired by the DMC satellites. The primary payload on the DMC satellites is the SLIM-6 imager manufactured by SSTL, UK. This manual will aid users in their analysis of the data products to maximise the information they can extract from the DMC images by providing a thorough description of the data products, the imaging payload, the calibration procedure and the orthorectification process.

  • Document - Technical Note

    Document - Technical Note

    Technical Descrption for Design of MOS-1 Ground Stations

    The critical design review was completed in June 1983. Prototype model of MOS-1 is now being manufactured. Based on the results of the review, this document was revised to facilitate the design of the ground stations for acquisition and process of MOS-1 data.