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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.

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  • 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

    17 Apr 2020

    News - 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.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    28 Nov 2019

    News - 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.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis? 8 Oct 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis?

    As we pump more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the world is warming at an alarming rate, with devastating consequences.

  • 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

    13 June 2019

    News - Operational News

    ERS-1 Scatterometer L2 dataset processed with ASPS v10.04 is available online

    The reprocessed dataset together with corresponding ERS-2 data is now available.

  • News - General News

    12 June 2019

    News - General News

    SMOS joins forces with top weather forecasting system

    Measurements from SMOS mission are being integrated into ECMWF's forecasting system, allowing for accurate description of water content in soil.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    16 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    A quarter of glacier ice in West Antarctica is now unstable

    Scientists have discovered warming ocean waters have caused ice to thin so rapidly that 24% of glacier ice in West Antarctica is now affected.

  • News - General News

    14 May 2019

    News - General News

    New potential for tracking severe storms

    SMOS is helping to accurately forecast and track extreme weather.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    14 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Mapping salty waters

    The length and precision with which climate scientists can track the salinity, or saltiness, of the oceans is set to improve dramatically.

  • 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.

  • News - Operational News

    4 Jan 2019

    News - Operational News

    Envisat-ERS (A)SAR - Enhanced Dissemination Service

    ESA is pleased to announce the release of several new features as part of the ESA On-The-Fly data processing and dissemination service.

  • 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 - General News

    27 Aug 2018

    News - General News

    World Water Week: ESA's role in easing water scarcity

    Water over exploitation and pollution presents many challenges - forum promotes collaborative action to help solve the looming water crisis.

  • News - General News

    29 May 2018

    News - General News

    Sentinel-1 warns of refugee island flood risk

    Bangladesh government proposing a vulnerable low-lying island as a relocation site for thousands, Sentinel-1 data shows site unsuitable.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    8 Mar 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Proba-1 sets new record

    Originally designed as a two-year mission and launched 22 October 2001, Proba-1 is still going strong, providing valuable hyper-spectral data.