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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

    31 Oct 2018

    News - General News

    Counting down to Metop-C

    Teams at ESA's European Space Operations Centre in Germany have been training for months in preparation for next week's launch of Metop-C.

  • News - General News

    CRYO2ICE is now on Earth Online 10 July 2020

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    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

    5 July 2019

    News - Operational News

    CryoSat magnetometer data now available to support Swarm Sciences

    We are pleased to announce the new release of magnetic field data recorded by Fluxgate magnetometers, operating on-board ESA's CryoSat mission.

  • 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 - General News

    7 Nov 2018

    News - General News

    Europe's third polar-orbiting weather satellite lofted into orbit

    The third Metop satellite, Metop-C, has been launched on a Soyuz rocket from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.

  • News - General News

    19 May 2020

    News - General News

    Forty years of heritage data highlight warming European lakes

    In the last decade, climate change has taken centre stage in both the public and scientific arenas, as increasingly extreme weather and human impact on the environment have become more apparent.

  • News - General News

    12 Nov 2018

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    Handing over Metop-C

    Mission teams at ESA's ESOC operations centre in Germany handed control of the recently launched Metop-C satellite to EUMETSAT.

  • News - General News

    9 July 2018

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    Metop-C launch campaign kicks off

    The Metop-C launch campaign has kicked off with the first of three Antonovs landing at Cayenne Airport, French Guiana on 20 June.

  • News - General News

    5 Nov 2018

    News - General News

    Metop-C ready for big day

    With liftoff set for 7 November, the latest Metop weather satellite has been rolled out to the launch pad and positioned on the Soyuz rocket.

  • News - General News

    Mission continuity 30 Apr 2020

    News - General News

    Mission continuity

    Long-term availability of Earth observation data from a given instrument is crucial to many data users and their research—but just how does it work?

  • News - General News

    New Campaign datasets available 15 Dec 2020

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    New Campaign datasets available

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

  • News - General News

    11 May 2020

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    New CryoSat BUFR products for the meteorological community

    From 11 May new CryoSAT NOP data will be disseminated by ESA to the Italian MetOffice.

  • News - General News

    New Earth Online Newsletter 6 May 2020

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    New Earth Online Newsletter

    Stay up to date with the latest news in our newsletter.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    27 Sept 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Satellite Radar Altimetry: past and future

    Satellite radar altimetry measurements yield a wealth of information that can be used for a wide range of applications.

  • News - Operational News

    30 Apr 2020

    News - Operational News

    Updated CryoSat magnetometer data now available

    An improved version of the CryoSat magnetic field data (version 0103) is now available.

  • 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.