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News

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.

operational news

ESA OTF dissemination - Maintenance on 23 July 2020

A software maintenance activity affecting the On-The-Fly (OTF) ESA data dissemination service infrastructure has been planned on 23 July 2020.

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general news

SMOS dissemination maintenance on 18 June 2020

Due to a scheduled software maintenance activity, the SMOS data dissemination service will be unavailable on Thursday 18 June 2020, from 09:00 to 11:00 CEST

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announcement of opportunity

New ESA AO of Planet deadline announced for the end of August

A new extension has been announced for the ESA AO of Planet, until end of August.

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general news

New Earth Online Newsletter

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

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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.

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general news

New SMOS sea surface wind speed products now available

The SMOS Wind Data Service provides, in near real time (NRT), surface wind speed over the ocean derived from the brightness temperature measurements of SMOS.

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general news

Over 500K downloads for ESA's SNAP toolbox

Reflecting the growing use of Earth observation, a software toolbox that provide users with the tools they need to process satellite data has been downloaded more than 500,000 times in less than five years.

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announcement of opportunity

ESA Announcement of Opportunity for Planet - PlanetScope and SkySat - Deadline extended

Further to the ESA Announcement of Opportunity for Planet, we would like to inform all interested users that the deadline for proposal submission has been extended until the end of June 2020.

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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

New maps of salinity reveal the impact of climate variability on oceans

Since the saltiness of ocean surface waters is a key variable in the climate system, understanding how this changes is important.

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scientific highlights

Space is key to monitoring ocean acidification

The UN World Meteorological Organization announced that concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached yet another milestone.

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general news

Revealing interior temperature of Antarctic ice sheet

As ESA's SMOS satellite celebrates 10 years in orbit, yet another result has been added to its list of successes. This remarkable satellite mission has shown that it can be used to measure how the temperature of the Antarctic ice sheet changes with depth – and it's much warmer deep down.

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