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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

    Space helps monitor Earth’s changing biosphere

    Earth’s biosphere is continually changing. Through its pioneering Earth observation missions, ESA is making critical contributions to monitor these changes and their impacts on Earth’s water and carbon cycles.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    News - Events and Proceedings

    VHR Data Quality in the limelight

    In recent years, the satellite landscape has steadily expanded with a variety of very high resolution (VHR) commercial satellites, also emerging from new space providers. A result of this growth is an increased need to address data quality assurance.

  • 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 - 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.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    Satellite data boost global understanding of land surface

    Understanding our changing land surface is essential in the study of climate change. Satellites are used to monitor changes to the material that covers Earth’s surface, so-called land cover, such as vegetation and water.

  • Event - Conference, Sessions

    Event - Conference, Sessions

    Living Planet Symposium 2022

    ESA’s Living Planet Symposium is the biggest Earth observation conference in the world. Join us in Bonn, Germany, for the next symposium.

  • Event - Workshop

    Event - Workshop

    VH-RODA 2021 Workshop

    The Very High-resolution Radar & Optical Data Assessment (VH-RODA) 2021 workshop was held online from 20–23 April 2021.

  • 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.

  • Campaign

    Campaign

    SEN2FLEX

    SENtinel-2 and FLuorescence EXperiment (SEN2FLEX) campaign combines different activities in support of initiatives related both to fluorescence experiments and Sentinel-2 initiative for prototyping of resolutions to meet mission requirements.

  • Campaign

    Campaign

    CEFLES2

    The objective of the CEFLES2 campaigns was to provide key reference data and background knowledge for the preparatory phases of the Sentinel‐2 and FLEX missions.

  • Campaign

    Campaign

    SPARC

    ESA's SPectra bARrax Campaign (SPARC) activity was part of the preparatory study for a proposed ESA Earth Explorer mission called SPECTRA. The objective was to collect a CHRIS/PROBA reference dataset for SPECTRA-related studies.

  • Campaign

    Campaign

    SIFLEX

    The Solar Induced Fluorescence Experiment (SIFLEX) 2002 campaign was to understand whether solar-induced fluorescence measurements might someday be used to monitor and map the photochemical activity of boreal forests from space.

  • Campaign

    Campaign

    HYFLEX

    This HYFLEX campaign aimed to deliver maps of sun-induced fluorescence recorded from airborne measurements using the approaches of the spaceborne FLEX mission.

  • Campaign

    Campaign

    SEN2EXP

    In the SEN2EXP campaign, the data gap for broad leaf forests is addressed as suitable reference datasets of sufficient quality do not exist.

  • Campaign

    Campaign

    FLEX-US

    The primary goal of the 2013 joint ESA/NASA airborne campaign was to record an unprecedented FLEX-like dataset containing maps of sun-induced fluorescence, hyperspectral reflectance, surface temperature, and canopy structure.

  • Activity - Quality

    Activity - Quality

    EDAP

    The ESA Earthnet Data Assessment Pilot (EDAP) project will perform assessments for various missions to ensure the delivered data is fit for purpose.

  • Tools - Analysis, Processing

    Tools - Analysis, Processing

    SNAP

    SNAP is a common architecture for all Sentinel Toolboxes. It is ideal for Earth observation processing and analysis.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Three new Third Party Missions under evaluation

    ICEYE, PlanetScope and Spire under evaluation. Interested users can investigate suitability of the data for scientific and R&D activities.

  • Event - Meeting

    Event - Meeting

    VH-RODA and CEOS SAR workshop

    The workshop provided an open forum for the presentation and discussion of current status and future developments related to the calibration and validation of space borne very high-resolution SAR and optical sensors and data products.