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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

    CryoSat-2 and ICESat-2 Coincident Data Explorer 22 Mar 2021

    News - General News

    CryoSat-2 and ICESat-2 Coincident Data Explorer

    The new Cryo2Ice Coincident Data Explorer is now live and fully operational.

  • News - Operational News

    18 Jan 2021

    News - Operational News

    CryoSat FDM production to end

    Starting on 1 February 2021, CryoSat-2 Fast Delivery Marine (FDM) data production will be disabled.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    Using Satellite Data to Predict Floods and Droughts 22 Dec 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Using Satellite Data to Predict Floods and Droughts

    Scientists are turning to remote sensing to fill the in-situ data gap in hydrological data models in some parts of the world.

  • News - General News

    New Campaign datasets available 15 Dec 2020

    News - General News

    New Campaign datasets available

    A new set of datasets is available, acquired during airborne campaigns conducted between 2014 and 2019

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    Publication of Coastal Current Intrusions from Satellite Altimetry 10 Nov 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Publication of Coastal Current Intrusions from Satellite Altimetry

    A new study entitled “Coastal current intrusions from satellite altimetry” has just been published in the journal Remote Sensing. This study comes from an international collaboration between the European Space Agency (ESA), MIO (Fr), CNR (It) and Serco (It) with the goal of monitoring coastal intrusions into the Gulf of Lion by analyzing multi-mission Satellite Altimetry data with Machine Learning methods

  • News - General News

    New CryoSat infographic 27 Oct 2020

    News - General News

    New CryoSat infographic

    CryoSat - ESA's ice mission - recently celebrated ten years in space, during which it has provided invaluable data for research. To mark the anniversary we put together an infographic about the mission and its many achievements.

  • News - General News

    CRYO2ICE is now on Earth Online 10 July 2020

    News - General News

    CRYO2ICE is now on Earth Online

    On 16 July, ESA is kicking off the CRYO2ICE campaign that will raise the orbit of its CryoSat-2 satellite to periodically align with NASA’s ICESat-2.

  • News - Operational News

    13 May 2020

    News - Operational News

    2015 CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data now available

    The reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data for all of 2015 has now been published on the Science Server.

  • News - General News

    Systematic swath elevation and monthly DEMs over the Greenland Ice Sheet margin from CryoSat 7 May 2020

    News - General News

    Systematic swath elevation and monthly DEMs over the Greenland Ice Sheet margin from CryoSat

    The CryoTEMPO-EOLIS (Elevation Over Land Ice from Swath), the first of the CryoTEMPO products, is now available.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    Earth Day: taking the pulse of our planet 22 Apr 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Earth Day: taking the pulse of our planet

    While news of COVID-19 dominates headlines and many of us practice social distancing, there still remains the need for action on climate change - and satellites are vital in providing the key facts on this global issue.

  • News - Announcement of Opportunity

    14 Apr 2020

    News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Invitation to Tender: CryoSat Thematic Products / Cryo-TEMPO

    ESA is seeking proposals for a new activity aimed at the operational generation and distribution of a collection of CryoSat ThEMatic PrOducts (Cryo-TEMPO) in the areas of sea ice, polar oceans, land ice, coastal areas and hydrology.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    CryoSat still cool at 10 8 Apr 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    CryoSat still cool at 10

    Today marks 10 years since a Dnepr rocket blasted off from an underground silo in the remote desert steppe of Kazakhstan

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    Heritage data still widely used today 6 Mar 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Heritage data still widely used today

    For about 30 years now, ESA satellites have been cruising some 800 km above our heads, collecting information about our planet-but why are older missions still so fundamental today?

  • News - General News

    5 Aug 2019

    News - General News

    CryoSat conquers ice on Arctic lakes

    The rapidly changing climate in the Arctic is not only linked to melting glaciers and declining sea ice, but also to thinning ice on lakes.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    5 Aug 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    CryoSat conquers ice on Arctic lakes

    The rapidly changing climate in the Arctic is not only linked to melting glaciers and declining sea ice, but also to thinning ice on lakes.

  • News - Operational News

    12 July 2019

    News - Operational News

    Updated Precise Orbit data (POD) for the full ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission available

    The Precise Orbit files (ERS.ORB.POD) for the entire ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission periods have been reprocessed with up-to-date standards.

  • News - Operational News

    6 June 2019

    News - Operational News

    TerraSAR-X ESA archive dataset now available

    TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X products are available to the scientific community.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    14 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Jakobshavn Isbrae Glacier bucks the trend

    Recent findings show that one glacier is not conforming to the norm – it's actually been flowing more slowly and getting thicker.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    14 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Antarctica detailed in 3D

    A technique called 'swath processing' takes data to a new level.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    13 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    ESA's Earth Explorers surpassing expectations

    In this video, learn how each Earth Explorer mission is contributing to Earth science, and changing the way we look at our beloved planet.