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  • News - Thematic area articles

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    Global understanding of Earth's land surfaces greatly boosted by satellite data

    ESA perform land surface monitoring with a range of instruments onboard satellites acquiring optical and radar data. Collections of data from these missions are freely available for research purposes.

  • Event - Conference

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    Living Planet Symposium 2022

    Learn about the 2022 edition of ESA's Living Planet Symposium.

  • News - General News

    Campaign using surface reflectance data to support validation of Earth observation products

    Scientists from around the world are set to take part in a drone monitoring campaign and inter-comparison exercise that will deliver surface reflectance data to support the validation of Earth observation products.

  • Event - Meeting

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    PROBA-V QWG meeting 15

    The Proba-V QWG meeting 15 - Hybrid Event: University of Valencia and Microsoft Teams held on 09-10 June 2022

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    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.

  • Document - Newsletter

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    Earth-Online-Newsletter-Issue-11.pdf

    This is the 11th issue of the Earth Online Newsletter for 2021, containing selected features from recent news.

  • Event - Meeting

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    PROBA-V QWG meeting 13

    The status of the mission was recalled: Experimental Phase is running since July 2020 with the perspective to prepare the ground for the launch and exploitation of PV-CC mission. The latest delay in the schedule of the PV-CC launch (currently Q1/Q2 2022) changed the approach for exploitation, notably owing to the degrading Proba-V illumination conditions at the time of the launch. On the processing side, the main priority is to finalize the verification phase for the C2 and start the full mission reprocessing.

  • Event - Meeting

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    PROBA-V QWG meeting 12

    The main discussion points for the QWG meeting #12 are recalled: 1. Mission Status: the operational phase was discontinued on 30 June 2020 to limit the impact of the orbital drift and the new experimental phase started on 1st July 2020 with focus on acquiring data over Africa and Europe together with ad-hoc acquisition campaigns. Flight and Ground Segment overall performances are excellent with no sign of degradation.

  • News - Operational News

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    New experimental phase for PROBA-V

    PROBA-V has begun a new experimental phase that will continue through to October 2021.

  • Event - Meeting

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    PROBA-V QWG meeting 11

    The PROBA-V QWG meeting 11 took place from 25 to 26 June 2020.

  • Event - Meeting

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    PROBA-V QWG meeting 9

    The 9th Proba-V QWG took place in Brussels on 17th - 18th Apr, 2019.

  • Event - Meeting

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    PROBA-V QWG meeting 10

    The 10th PROBA-V Quality Working Group (QWG) meeting took place in Antwerp, Belgium on 23 and 24 October 2019.

  • News - General News

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    Special PROBA-V microsite

    See some of the accomplishments of the PROBA-V mission in a special microsite developed by VITO.

  • News - Infographics

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    Did you know? New Proba-V infographic

    ESA's vegetation-monitoring mission - Proba-V - will end operations in June 2020 after seven years.

  • Mission - Earth Watch

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    PROBA-V

    The PROBA-V mission provides multispectral images to study the evolution of the vegetation cover on a daily and global basis.

  • Instrument - Imaging Spectrometers/Radiometers

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    Vegetation (VGT)

    The main PROBA-V payload is the Vegetation sensor (VGT): a multispectral pushbroom spectrometer.

  • Activity - Fiducial Reference Measurements

    FRM4VEG: Fiducial Reference Measurements for Vegetation

    Fiducial Reference Measurements for Vegetation (FRM4VEG) is an ESA managed project focused on establishing the protocols required for traceable in-situ measurements of vegetation

  • Activity - Instrument characterisation and algorithm studies

    PV-LAC-ATMO

    The objective of PV-LAC-ATMO Activity is to investigate the added value of a joint surface reflectance.

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