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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 - Success Stories

    How satellite data help to shape society 29 Sept 2022

    News - Success Stories

    How satellite data help to shape society

    Data from ESA’s Earth observation archives are improving understanding of the interactions between human activities and the environment, helping to power green economic development and boosting prosperity in Europe and beyond.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    Very High Resolution data to take centre stage 28 Sept 2022

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Very High Resolution data to take centre stage

    In the last few years, European New Space providers have helped strengthen the offering of very high resolution remote sensing data products—a designated workshop this November aims to focus on the latest developments in this arena.

  • News - Operational News

    Swarm Level 1B and Level 2 operational processors updated 28 Sept 2022

    News - Operational News

    Swarm Level 1B and Level 2 operational processors updated

    On 28 September 2022 an improved version for both L1B and L2 Operational Processors was transferred into operation.

  • News - Success Stories

    Heritage data trains neural networks to detect urban sprawl 27 Sept 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Heritage data trains neural networks to detect urban sprawl

    Using data from non-operational ESA remote sensing missions, researchers have trained a network of artificial neurons to recognise how cities change over decades. They hope this will help city planners reduce the impact that urbanisation has on the environment.

  • News - General News

    Meet a young researcher who studies the behaviour of volcanoes worldwide 22 Sept 2022

    News - General News

    Meet a young researcher who studies the behaviour of volcanoes worldwide

    Researcher Camila Novoa Lizama, of the University of Leeds, recently analysed how the use of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery over the Puyehue Cordón-Caulle Volcanic Complex, in Chile, acquired by ALOS-1, Envisat and the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites, helped her team to better comprehend the temporal and spatial behaviour of ground displacements before, during and after the volcano’s last eruption.

  • News - Data Release news

    New CryoVEx campaign datasets released 8 Sept 2022

    News - Data Release news

    New CryoVEx campaign datasets released

    Two new datasets have been released for the CryoVEx campaign, covering activities in Spring and Summer 2019.

  • News - Success Stories

    Data Quality for Third Party Missions 6 Sept 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Data Quality for Third Party Missions

    Earthnet Data Assessment Project (EDAP+) will continue to build on the success of the Earthnet Data Assessment Pilot (EDAP) project and aims to assess the quality and suitability of candidate non-ESA Earth observation (EO) missions under consideration for ESA’s Third Party Mission programme.

  • News - Success Stories

    Satellites reveal changes to Earth’s icy zones 16 Aug 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Satellites reveal changes to Earth’s icy zones

    ESA’s Earth observation activities are helping scientists investigate the influence of climate change on widespread ice-losses across the planet.

  • News - Operational News

    Aeolus ALADIN energy increase from 29 August to 4 September 1 Aug 2022

    News - Operational News

    Aeolus ALADIN energy increase from 29 August to 4 September

    Between 29 August and 4 September the output energy of ALADIN will be increased in support of the upcoming JATAC campaign in September.

  • News - Data Release news

    Spot Extended Area mode added to ICEYE on-demand portfolio 28 July 2022

    News - Data Release news

    Spot Extended Area mode added to ICEYE on-demand portfolio

    As an evolution of Spot mode, SLEA (Spot Extended Area) products are now available with the same resolution of Spot data (ground resolution of 1 m) but enabling to cover the area of 225 km2 (15 x 15 km) in a single SAR image.

  • News - Success Stories

    SAR synergy data for maritime surveillance 26 July 2022

    News - Success Stories

    SAR synergy data for maritime surveillance

    With the aim of safeguarding our oceans, a recent study uses a synergy of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images to improve maritime surveillance.

  • News - Data Release news

    New GRACE and GRACE-FO thermosphere datasets released 22 July 2022

    News - Data Release news

    New GRACE and GRACE-FO thermosphere datasets released

    The Swarm DISC project Thermosphere Observations from Low-Earth Orbiting Satellites (TOLEOS) reprocessed all GRACE and GRACE-FO data to obtain new thermosphere density and crosswind datasets.

  • News - Success Stories

    Space helps monitor Earth’s changing biosphere 21 July 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Space helps monitor Earth’s changing biosphere

    Earth’s biosphere is continually changing. Through its pioneering Earth observation missions, ESA is making critical contributions to monitor these changes and their impacts on Earth’s water and carbon cycles.

  • News - Success Stories

    CRYO2ICE over Antarctica: revealing further insight on changing ice 12 July 2022

    News - Success Stories

    CRYO2ICE over Antarctica: revealing further insight on changing ice

    The CryoSat-2 satellite is currently being aligned with ICESat-2 over Antarctica, unlocking fresh possibilities in the wealth of new information being delivered by the near-synchronous orbit of the two satellites.

  • News - Operational News

    Swarm Alpha Gap in Plasma data on 6 July 2022 11 July 2022

    News - Operational News

    Swarm Alpha Gap in Plasma data on 6 July 2022

    During an orbit raise manoeuvre performed on Swarm Alpha on the 6 July 2022, an issue was registered on the EFI instrument causing an instrument switch off from 02:35 to 08:34 UTC.

  • News - Announcement of Opportunity updates

    New Invitation To Tender - Modelling the high-latitude ionospheric electrodynamics based on Swarm data 7 July 2022

    News - Announcement of Opportunity updates

    New Invitation To Tender - Modelling the high-latitude ionospheric electrodynamics based on Swarm data

    Swarm DISC Invitation to Tender - SD-ITT-5.1: A processor for modelling the high-latitude ionospheric electrodynamics based on Swarm magnetic field and plasma data.

  • News - Success Stories

    Transforming space data into climate action 30 June 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Transforming space data into climate action

    ESA’s Earth observation activities are playing a key role in the revitalised global drive to combat climate change.

  • News - Data Release news

    New CryoSat-2 Quaternions Product Now Available 27 June 2022

    News - Data Release news

    New CryoSat-2 Quaternions Product Now Available

    As of 24 June 2022, ESA has started releasing a new CryoSat-2 Quaternions Product. This product contains the attitude quaternions in the Geocentric Mean of 2000 Inertial Coordinate Frame for the CryoSat-2 mission.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    Highlights from Living Planet Symposium 13 June 2022

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Highlights from Living Planet Symposium

    As remote sensing scientists and data-users from around the world converged at the Living Planet Symposium (LPS) in Bonn recently, a common thread was evident in many scientific sessions and meetings – the right environmental data can accelerate our understanding of the rapid changes in Earth’s system.

  • News - Data Release news

    New Swarm-TIRO dataset released 9 June 2022

    News - Data Release news

    New Swarm-TIRO dataset released

    We inform the Swarm user community that a new dataset, generated in the frame of Swarm-TIRO (Topside Ionosphere Radio Observations from multiple LEO-missions) project has now been made available.