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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 - Scientific Highlights

    27 Sept 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Proba-V – Universal Access to Information

    Proba-V data is free and openly accessible through various portals.

  • News - Operational News

    17 Sept 2019

    News - Operational News

    New version of GOSAT-2 data released

    A new version of GOSAT-2 FTS-2 and CAI-2 data (v101.101) has been published by JAXA, it is available on ESA's dedicated FTP server.

  • News - General News

    10 Sept 2019

    News - General News

    Using machine learning for rewilding

    Project in the Netherlands uses satellite data to understand how a nature reserve responds to the pressure of being grazed by herbivores.

  • News - Operational News

    12 Aug 2019

    News - Operational News

    PlanetScope and SkySat data now available

    PlanetScope and SkySat missions under evaluation. Interested users can investigate suitability of the data for scientific and R&D activities.

  • News - Operational News

    6 Aug 2019

    News - Operational News

    GOSAT-2 on-line dataset now available

    ESA is pleased to announce the availability of GOSAT-2 products to the scientific community.

  • News - General News

    27 July 2019

    News - General News

    Fire red lines

    Sentinel-2 captures one of the largest wildfires recorded in Arizona, US. It has destroyed swathes of vegetation across Superstition Mountain.

  • News - General News

    22 July 2019

    News - General News

    Monitoring Earth’s skin heat for crops and climate

    A bright red twin-engined aircraft, equipped with ultra-high-resolution thermal imaging technology has been scouring the agricultural heartlands

  • News - Operational News

    16 July 2019

    News - Operational News

    Release of new GOSAT FTS L1 products

    New release of GOSAT FTS L1 products v220.220 - GOSAT data can be retrieved from the dissemination server at ftp://gosat-ds.eo.esa.int

  • News - General News

    4 July 2019

    News - General News

    Rare lava lake

    This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image shows Mount Michael, an activate stratovolcano in the South Sandwich Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • News - General News

    2 July 2019

    News - General News

    German wildfire

    A wildfire broke out at a military training site in Lübtheen, Germany.

  • News - General News

    28 June 2019

    News - General News

    The heat is on

    With much of Europe in the grip of a heatwave, it is one that is setting record highs for June.

  • News - General News

    17 June 2019

    News - General News

    Desert greenery

    World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought initiative celebrates the 25 years of progress made in sustainable land management.

  • 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

    12 June 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Mapping our global human footprint

    The importance of effective city planning and development will be essential in managing urban swells.

  • News - General News

    5 June 2019

    News - General News

    Unexpected snow in Australia

    This image, captured on 4 June by Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission, shows the unusual layer of snow over the Southern Tablelands, Australia.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    29 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Snow grain size - it matters

    Snow grain size is fundamental to the amount of sunlight that snow reflects back into space - its albedo.

  • News - General News

    20 May 2019

    News - General News

    Vega to take Spain's SEOSAT–Ingenio into orbit

    ESA and Arianespace have signed a contract that secure the SEOSAT–Ingenio Earth observation satellite's ride into orbit next year.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    14 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Jakobshavn Isbrae Glacier bucks the trend

    Recent findings show that one glacier is not conforming to the norm – it's actually been flowing more slowly and getting thicker.

  • 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.