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  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    Heritage Space Programme interactive brochure

    Learn about ESA's Heritage Space Programme in this interactive brochure.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Data preservation takes centre stage at Living Planet Symposium

    Against the backdrop of the famed Rhine River, world-class scientists and Earth observation data-users are gathered this week in the historical city of Bonn, at the Living Planet Symposium (LPS).

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    News - Events and Proceedings

    National missions in the spotlight at the Living Planet Symposium

    In the framework of ESA’s Third Party Missions (TPM) programme, the agency offers access to the full data archives of almost 50 satellite missions, which are owned by organisations around the world.

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    Heritage-Missions-brochure.pdf

    This brochure describes ESA's Heritage Space Programme and includes infographics describing some of the missions in the programme.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    How ESA uses space data to explore deep Earth

    As anthropogenic activities continue to unbalance our environment, scientists strive to fully understand the intricate interactions within Earth’s system.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Interviewing Mirko Albani

    ESA’s Heritage Space Programme Manager describes the goals of the programme, some of the challenges involved in preserving and improving 40 years of historical Earth observation data, and his passion for curating this long-term archive.

  • Document - Technical Note

    Document - Technical Note

    Technical Note on PAZ-TSX-CSK Intercomparison Quality Assessment

    Technical Note on PAZ-TSX-CSK Intercomparison Quality Assessment

  • Document - Newsletter

    Document - Newsletter

    Earth-Online-Newsletter-1-April-2022.pdf

    This issue of the Earth Online Newsletter covers a selection of the latest news and events from ESA.

  • 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

    New open-source Python library improves rapid mapping services

    In emergency services, rapid response is paramount. ICube-SERTIT’s Rapid Mapping Service provides near real-time delivery of geo-information to help emergency services respond quickly to disasters such as flooding, fires and landslides. A new Python open-source library, called EOReader, speeds up this mapping response by enabling the easy opening of imagery from multiple satellite sensors, both optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR).

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Introducing Mirko Albani

    In this short introduction, ESA's Heritage Missions Programme Manager describes what he likes most about ESA's long term archive of satellite mission data and his role in the programme.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    PAZ - Spain's radar success

    One way of collecting images in unfavourable weather is to use Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). PAZ is one such Earth observation mission capable of delivering all-weather imagery thanks to its X-band SAR.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    PAZ infographic

    Learn more about the PAZ mission, a Spanish X-Band SAR satellite and part of ESA's Third Party Missions programme, in our latest infographic.

  • News - Maintenance News

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA Landsat dissemination - Maintenance on 15 February 2022

    Due to a scheduled software maintenance activity, access to the Landsat data collections on ESA's online dissemination tool will be unavailable on 15 February 2022.

  • News - Maintenance News

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance 08 February 2022

    A software maintenance affecting the ERS and Envisat (A)SAR data dissemination service has been planned on Tuesday 08 February 2022, from 08:30 to 11:30 UTC.

  • News - Data Release news

    News - Data Release news

    New Landsat 8 Collection-2 Level 1 and Level 2 data now available

    Within ESA’s Landsat offering, access to the European coverage of Landsat 8 Collection-2 Level 1 and Level 2 data is now available.

  • 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 - Workshop

    Event - Workshop

    SEASAR 2006

    ESA organised it's first SAR oceanography workshop, SEASAR 2006, entitled "Advances in SAR Oceanography from Envisat and ERS missions"

  • Event - Workshop

    Event - Workshop

    Fringe 2003 Workshop

    The third ESA International Workshop on ERS SAR Interferometry and its first Workshop on ASAR interferometry: Advances in SAR interferometry from ERS and Envisat missions.

  • News - Data Release news

    News - Data Release news

    New imaging modes added to PAZ collection

    Two new imaging modes, Wide ScanSAR and Staring Spotlight, have been added to the PAZ offering and are now available to users for research and application development following submission of a project proposal subject to evaluation and acceptance by ESA and the data owner.