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Discover the latest news on the European Space Agency's Earth Observation activities. Learn all about new data availability and how ESA's missions are performing.

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  • News - General News

    What are the next Earth Explorers? 2 Aug 2022

    News - General News

    What are the next Earth Explorers?

    ESA have launched five missions in the Earth Explorers programme – GOCE, CryoSat, SMOS, Swarm, and Aeolus – each of which is dedicated to observing an aspect of Earth’s system.

  • News - Success Stories

    Satellite data central to ocean monitoring 31 Mar 2022

    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

    New reprocessing of datasets celebrates 30 years of ERS 22 July 2021

    News - Data Release news

    New reprocessing of datasets celebrates 30 years of ERS

    For each surface, the experts will use our current knowledge acquired over 30 years of experience, to improve the ERS altimetric and ra...

  • News - Success Stories

    Heritage data still widely used today 6 Mar 2020

    News - Success Stories

    Heritage data still widely used today

    Current satellite missions collect data with high frequency, with some able to systematically revisit the same location in the same geo...

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    National missions in the spotlight at the Living Planet Symposium 25 May 2022

    News - Events and Proceedings

    National missions in the spotlight at the Living Planet Symposium

    Furthermore, the current missions supported by the Canadian Space Agency, as well as insights into their new data products, validation ...

  • News - Success Stories

    Drone-based Laser Scanning of Tropical Forests for Biomass Cal/Val 13 Apr 2021

    News - Success Stories

    Drone-based Laser Scanning of Tropical Forests for Biomass Cal/Val

    Additionally, the current GEDI mission on the International Space Station (LiDAR), the SAOCOM, NISAR, ALOS-4, and Tandem-L missions (L-...

  • News - Success Stories

    A stroll through Heritage Missions 4 Mar 2021

    News - Success Stories

    A stroll through Heritage Missions

    In the current digital era, this confirms ESA’s commitment to maintain heritage data and keep information available, in support of envi...

  • News - General News

    Quality Reports Advanced Search Portal takes off 29 Apr 2021

    News - General News

    Quality Reports Advanced Search Portal takes off

    The system by default will show the reports for the current month, but the user can easily choose a different type of visualisation, on...

  • News - Success Stories

    How space data are transforming the global food system 2 Mar 2022

    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

    How ESA uses space data to explore deep Earth 18 May 2022

    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 - Success Stories

    Transforming space data into climate action 30 June 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Transforming space data into climate action

    By combining high-quality data from both current and previous missions, scientists are improving their understanding of the long-term c...

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    Highlights from Living Planet Symposium 13 June 2022

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Highlights from Living Planet Symposium

    ESA will continue to pursue recovery and reprocessing of heritage data to extend time series and complement data from current and futur...

  • News - Success Stories

    Space helps monitor Earth’s changing biosphere 21 July 2022

    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 - Success Stories

    Earth Observation data to improve navigation risk modelling and shipping routes 8 Oct 2021

    News - Success Stories

    Earth Observation data to improve navigation risk modelling and shipping routes

    AIS system and the statistical evaluation of the accuracy of current position data available through the AIS system, or their alignment ...

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    Φ-Week Triumphs 25 Oct 2021

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Φ-Week Triumphs

    In its fourth edition, Φ-Week presented the scientific community with amazing opportunities and projects—thus running alongside innovation at 360 degrees.