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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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    Long-term satellite data show wind farms can affect local air currents 10 Nov 2022

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    Long-term satellite data show wind farms can affect local air currents

    While the current study found wind speed reductions up to 10% at 10 m above mean sea level, wind turbine rotor hubs commonly lie at 80 ...

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    SMOS sea ice thickness reprocessed data now available 18 Jan 2022

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    SMOS sea ice thickness reprocessed data now available

    The reprocessed SMOS level 3 and 4 sea ice thickness products over the Arctic are now available from the ESA SMOS Dissemination Service.

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

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    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...

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    Satellite data central to ocean monitoring 31 Mar 2022

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    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.

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    Satellite data predicts lower wheat crop yield 7 Sept 2022

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    Satellite data predicts lower wheat crop yield

    Maria José Escorihuela, Principal Investigator for the ACCWA project at isardSAT, says: “Current drought observation warning sys...

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    Special event for 10th anniversary of SMOS 21 Oct 2019

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    Special event for 10th anniversary of SMOS

    Synergies with current and future EO missions The symposium is open to scientists and engineers interested in exploring the capabilities...

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    Heritage data still widely used today 6 Mar 2020

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    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 - General News

    Meet a young researcher who studies the behaviour of volcanoes worldwide 22 Sept 2022

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    Meet a young researcher who studies the behaviour of volcanoes worldwide

    PhD studies abroad, and eventually, led me to the current position I have at the University of Leeds, where not only am I studying volca...

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

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    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

    Heritage data trains neural networks to detect urban sprawl 27 Sept 2022

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    Heritage data trains neural networks to detect urban sprawl

    Since they’ve been trained identically, they can help monitor both current and past urban changes

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    A stroll through Heritage Missions 4 Mar 2021

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    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

    How SNAP facilitates access to ESA Third Party Missions data 13 Sept 2022

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    How SNAP facilitates access to ESA Third Party Missions data

    The tool – called the Sentinel Applications Platform (SNAP) – incorporates high-quality remote sensing data from numerous missions, including those operated by the agency’s international partners, known as Third Party Missions (TPM).

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    Quality Reports Advanced Search Portal takes off 29 Apr 2021

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    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

    SMOS data improve estimates of rainfall in Africa 3 Nov 2022

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    SMOS data improve estimates of rainfall in Africa

    Scientists have used soil moisture data from ESA’s SMOS mission to correct high-resolution satellite-based estimates of precipitation in Africa.

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    Transforming space data into climate action 30 June 2022

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    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...

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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    Satellites reveal changes to Earth’s icy zones 16 Aug 2022

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    Satellites reveal changes to Earth’s icy zones

    By combining information collected by current and previous missions, researchers can estimate how the cryosphere is evolving over decad...

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    Highlights from Living Planet Symposium 13 June 2022

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    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...

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    How satellite data help to shape society 29 Sept 2022

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    How satellite data help to shape society

    Reinforcing food security Current drought situation in Ebro basin Space data are playing a key role in helping farmers cope with the du...