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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.

announcement of opportunity

ESA Announcement of Opportunity for Planet – PlanetScope and SkySat

ESA offers an opportunity for scientists and researchers to access Planet data (Planetscope and SkySat) products for science and applications development within ESA's Third Party Mission programme.

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scientific highlights

CryoSat sheds new light on Antarctica’s biggest glacier

Ice loss from Pine Island Glacier has contributed more to sea-level rise over the past four decades than any other glacier in Antarctica. However, the way this huge glacier is thinning is complex, leading to uncertainty about how it is likely to raise sea level in the future. Thanks to ESA's CryoSat mission, scientists have now been able to shed new light on these complex patterns of ice loss.

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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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general news

RapidEye constellation retirement

After 11 years in operation, surpassing a design lifetime of 7 years, the RapidEye constellation will be retired in March 2020.

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scientific highlights

Taal volcano blanketed by ash

The Philippines' Taal volcano erupted on 12 January 2020 – spewing an ash plume approximately 15 km high and forcing large-scale evacuations in the nearby area.

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operational news

Envisat MIPAS L1b - Previous baseline removal

The former version (v7.11) of the Envisat MIPAS Level 1b dataset (MIP_NL__1P) will be removed from the ESA dissemination server at the end of January 2020.

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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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scientific highlights

Aeolus winds now in daily weather forecasts

ESA's Aeolus satellite has been returning profiles of Earth's winds since 3 September 2018, just after it was launched – and after months of careful testing these measurements are considered so good that the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts is now using them in their forecasts.

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operational news

Updated Swarm EEF data now available

We would like to inform Swarm data users that an improved version of EEF Level-2 product (version 0202) is now available.

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scientific highlights

Aerosol spread from Australian fires

Ferocious bushfires have been sweeping across Australia since September 2019, fuelled by record-breaking temperatures, drought and wind. The country has always experienced fires, but this season has been horrific.

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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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