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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 - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for G-POD 18 Aug 2020

    News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for G-POD

    ESA is offering all scientists the possibility to perform bulk processing and/or validation of their own algorithms exploiting the large ESA Earth-observation archive.

  • News - Operational News

    New experimental phase for PROBA-V 10 Aug 2020

    News - Operational News

    New experimental phase for PROBA-V

    PROBA-V has begun a new experimental phase that will continue through to October 2021.

  • News - Events and Proceedings, General News

    Event Postponed to September 2021 7 July 2020

    News - Events and Proceedings, General News

    Event Postponed to September 2021

    Please be informed that the 10th ESA Advanced Training Course on Land RS: EO and AI for Forestry has been POSTPONED by one year. The course will still be held at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 20-24 September 2021.

  • News - General News

    PAZ data now available to users worldwide 24 June 2020

    News - General News

    PAZ data now available to users worldwide

    ESA is pleased to announce the availability of the PAZ satellite products to the scientific community, for R&D activities and start-ups.

  • News - General News

    ICEYE data available for assessment 18 June 2020

    News - General News

    ICEYE data available for assessment

    The SAR user community is invited to participate to the call to assess the suitability of the ICEYE constellation, for science and EO-based applications.

  • News - Operational News

    15 May 2020

    News - Operational News

    ESA TPM collection ‘Worldview-2 European Cities’ expanded

    The WorldView-2 European Cities ESA dataset has been enriched with 3149 additional products.

  • News - General News

    14 May 2020

    News - General News

    SPOT 1 to 5 production to be suspended

    Airbus will suspend the production of SPOT 1 to 5 data until further notice at the end of May.

  • News - General News

    New Earth Online Newsletter 6 May 2020

    News - General News

    New Earth Online Newsletter

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

  • 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

    Special PROBA-V microsite 29 Apr 2020

    News - General News

    Special PROBA-V microsite

    See some of the accomplishments of the PROBA-V mission in a special microsite developed by VITO.

  • News - General News

    Did you know? New Proba-V infographic 21 Apr 2020

    News - General News

    Did you know? New Proba-V infographic

    ESA's vegetation-monitoring mission - Proba-V - will end operations in June 2020 after seven years.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    9 Apr 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Satellites and machine learning for water management

    Freshwater is vital to life - the effects of climate change are putting mounting pressure on this precious resource.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    1 Apr 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    New life for Landsat historical data

    45 years of data, more than 1.8 million images, these are the numbers of an adventure started 48 years ago with the launch of the first Landsat satellite.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    20 Mar 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Land-cover maps of Europe from the Cloud

    Thanks to the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission and new cloud-computing resources, fully automated land-cover maps in 10 m resolution are on the horizon.

  • News - General News

    25 Feb 2020

    News - General News

    SPOT4-5 Take 5 ESA archive online dataset

    ESA is pleased to announce the availability of SPOT4-5 Take 5 products to the scientific community.

  • News - Announcement of Opportunity

    28 Jan 2020

    News - 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.

  • News - Events and Proceedings, General News

    9 Jan 2020

    News - Events and Proceedings, General News

    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.

  • News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    20 Dec 2019

    News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    Proba-1 and its 18 years of successful operations

    Launched on 22 October 2001 and originally designed as a two-year mission, Proba-1 continues to provide valuable hyperspectral data to the scientific community, alongside priceless insight of long-lived missions—all while having travelled 4,329,416,712 kilometres to date.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    French earthquake fault mapped 17 Nov 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    French earthquake fault mapped

    This week, southeast France was hit by a magnitude 5 earthquake with tremors felt between Lyon and Montélimar.

  • News - General News

    28 Aug 2019

    News - General News

    Greta Thunberg arrives in New York for UN Climate Talks

    After a two-week sail across the Atlantic, Greta Thunberg arrives in New York ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit.