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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.

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.

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Scientific Highlights

Coronavirus lockdown leading to drop in pollution across Europe

New data, based on observations from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, are showing strong reductions in nitrogen dioxide concentrations over several major cities across Europe.

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General News

ALOS PALSAR WB1 Collection now available online

Area Observation Mode (Burst Mode 1) collection, which will complete the existing ALOS PALSAR data offer.

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Scientific Highlights

Coronavirus: nitrogen dioxide emissions drop over Italy

New data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite reveal the decline of air pollution, specifically nitrogen dioxide emissions, over Italy.

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Scientific Highlights

Greenland and Antarctica losing ice six times faster than expected

According to a new report, Greenland and Antarctica are losing ice six times faster than in the 1990s – currently on track with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's worst-case climate warming scenario.

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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?

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Operational News

2012 CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data now available

We're pleased to inform the CryoSat scientific community that the reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data for all of 2012 has been published on the Science Server and is now available for download.

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Scientific Highlights

Space key to wetland conservation

Wetlands worldwide are vanishing at an alarming rate. New maps produced by ESA's GlobWetland Africa project show how satellite observations can be used for the effective use and management of wetlands in Africa.

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Announcement of Opportunity

Contract secures build of ozone-monitoring Altius satellite

ESA has awarded a contract to QinetiQ to build Altius. This new mission will deliver profiles of concentrations of stratospheric ozone with high vertical resolution, as well as profiles of other atmospheric trace gases.

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Scientific Highlights

Flooding in southern Iran

Heavy rainfall has triggered flooding in southern Iran, particularly in the Sistan and Baluchestan, Hormozgan and Kerman provinces. The downpour has led to blocked roads and destroyed bridges, crops and houses – displacing thousands of people.

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Events and Proceedings

EO for Polar Science Workshop

The EO for Polar Science Workshop will be held at the Tivoli Congress Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 17 to 19 June 2020.

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Events and Proceedings

Australia: like a furnace

Ferocious bushfires have been sweeping across Australia since September, fuelled by record-breaking temperatures, drought and wind. The country has always experienced fires, but this season has been horrific.

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