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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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • News - Operational News

    News - Operational News

    CryoSat Science Server parallel FTP sessions reminder

    CryoSat Science Server users are reminded that, by policy, they cannot have more than 10 parallel FTP sessions opened at one time for download.

  • 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 - Announcement of Opportunity

    News - Announcement of Opportunity

    ESA Announcement of Opportunity for ICEYE Deadline

    Further to the ESA Announcement of Opportunity for ICEYE data which was released in July, we would like to inform all interested users that the deadline for proposal submission is end of November 2020.

  • 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 - Scientific Highlights

    News - Scientific Highlights

    CryoSat-2 Data Used to Measure Ionospheric Currents

    A new study has shown that navigation magnetometer data from the CryoSat-2 and Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) satellites can be used to diagnose weak low-/mid-latitude ionospheric currents.

  • 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.

  • News - Operational News

    News - Operational News

    CryoSat Science Server maintenance announced for 28 October 2020

    CryoSat Science Server will be unavailable on 28 October, from 10:00 GMT.

  • News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    Systematic swath elevation and monthly DEMs over the Antarctica Ice Sheet margin from CryoSat 2

    Land-ice is declining globally, raising sea levels worldwide and impacting glacial risks and access to fresh-water in high-mountain glaciers regions.

  • News - Operational News

    News - Operational News

    CryoSat Daily Quality Control delays

    CryoSat Quality Control (QC) is currently experiencing delays due to a temporary anomaly.

  • Event - Training

    Event - Training

    4th Advanced Training Course in Land Remote Sensing

    ESA organised the 4th Advanced Training Course in Land Remote Sensing which took place in Athens, Greece from 1 to 5 July 2013

  • Tools - Analysis, Processing, Visualisation

    Tools - Analysis, Processing, Visualisation

    ESA PDGS Jupyter Notebook

    A series of Jupyter Notebooks are made available for the users, in order to understand how to exploit the API that provides the data access service for different types of datasets included in the ESA PDGS datacube.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    ESA’s Earth Observation Catalogue and its services

    EO-CAT is the EO Catalogue tool allowing users to search ESA and Third Party Mission collections.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    Principles of radar imagery

    This document is based in part on the FAQ/ESA publication "Principles of radar imagery" as well as other publications, dealing with the theory or applications of radar imagers.