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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 - 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 - Success Stories

    Space data help to unravel the complexities of Earth’s atmosphere 27 Apr 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Space data help to unravel the complexities of Earth’s atmosphere

    As the impacts of the climate crisis intensify, scientists are using ESA’s Earth observation archives to investigate atmospheric processes and their influences on the planet’s changing environment.

  • News - Success Stories

    Meet a young researcher who uses Aeolus data to measure atmospheric gravity waves 22 Apr 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Meet a young researcher who uses Aeolus data to measure atmospheric gravity waves

    Researcher Timothy Banyard, from the University of Bath, hopes to improve weather forecasting through the measurement of gravity waves (GWs). While GWs are difficult to measure due to their scale size and location, Tim recently demonstrated the Earth Explorer Aeolus' ability to observe GWs over the Southern Andes during the austral winter of 2021.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    Exploring the prevailing achievements and future directions of Aeolus 14 Apr 2022

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Exploring the prevailing achievements and future directions of Aeolus

    A tight-knit community of European remote sensing experts converged on the Italian island of Sicily last month to discuss how the strong success of ESA’s Aeolus mission is shaping scientists’ understanding of the winds that sweep across the planet.

  • News - General News

    What is Aeolus VRE? 5 Apr 2022

    News - General News

    What is Aeolus VRE?

    Learn more about the The Aeolus Virtual Research Environment (VRE), the latest extension to the VirES for Aeolus service

  • News - Success Stories

    Satellite data central to ocean monitoring 31 Mar 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Satellite data central to ocean monitoring

    Over 95% of Earth’s water is found in our oceans, and yet sadly, oceans are under stress from climate change and pollution. Monitoring our oceans is vital for Earth’s survival and satellites are the primary means of long-term and independent observation of our vast ocean bodies and their associated coastal zones.

  • News - General News

    Launch of Aeolus VRE 23 Mar 2022

    News - General News

    Launch of Aeolus VRE

    The Aeolus Virtual Research Environment (VRE) is a cloud service, which provides users with a web-based development environment in the form of a JupyterLab workspace.

  • News - Operational News

    Aeolus satellite testing planned for 1 March 28 Feb 2022

    News - Operational News

    Aeolus satellite testing planned for 1 March

    Aeolus L2A data production is expected to be impacted due to a planned satellite test on 1 March 2022.

  • News - Success Stories

    Dust aerosol campaign validates Aeolus data 24 Jan 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Dust aerosol campaign validates Aeolus data

    Prepared, implemented and executed by a consortium of French universities and research institutions, under the umbrella of the French Space Agency (CNES) and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Clouds-Atmospheric Dynamics–Dust Interactions in West Africa (CADDIWA) campaign took place on Sal Island in Cape Verde, from 6 to 25 September 2021.

  • News - Success Stories

    Aerosol light absorption campaign validates Aeolus data 23 Nov 2021

    News - Success Stories

    Aerosol light absorption campaign validates Aeolus data

    Calibration and Validation for Aeolus - Aerosols/Winds (CAVA-AW) was a scientific campaign carried out by the University of Nova Gorica on the island of São Vicente, Cape Verde, in September 2021, as part of the broader international framework of the Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign (JATAC).

  • News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance – 22 - 24 November 2021 17 Nov 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance – 22 - 24 November 2021

    A planned software maintenance activity will affect ESA's data dissemination services from Monday 22 November to Wednesday 24 November 2021.

  • News - Success Stories

    Wind measurement campaign validates Aeolus data 27 Oct 2021

    News - Success Stories

    Wind measurement campaign validates Aeolus data

    Aeolus VAlidation Through Airborne LidaRs in the Tropics (AVATART) was one of the two scientific campaigns carried out on Sal Island, Cape Verde during the month of September 2021.

  • News - Success Stories

    Askos campaign validates Aeolus data 15 Oct 2021

    News - Success Stories

    Askos campaign validates Aeolus data

    From July to September 2021, the European Space Agency (ESA) organised the Joint Aeolus Tropical Atlantic Campaign (JATAC) in Cape Verde.

  • News - Maintenance News

    Aeolus dissemination maintenance on 16 September 2021 14 Sept 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    Aeolus dissemination maintenance on 16 September 2021

    A software maintenance activity affecting the ESA Aeolus data dissemination service has been planned on Thursday 16 September 2021 from 07:00 to 08:00 UTC.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    Living Planet Symposium 2022: Call for proposals 13 Aug 2021

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Living Planet Symposium 2022: Call for proposals

    ESA is now accepting proposals for sessions at the next Living Planet Symposium – set to take place on 23–27 May 2022 at the World Conference Centre in Bonn, Germany.

  • News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination - Maintenance on 17 August 2021 13 Aug 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination - Maintenance on 17 August 2021

    Due to a scheduled software patching campaign on 17 August, a series of data dissemination services will experience a short downtime.

  • News - Maintenance News

    SMOS and Aeolus dissemination downtime - 23 and 27 July 2021 22 July 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    SMOS and Aeolus dissemination downtime - 23 and 27 July 2021

    A planned software maintenance activity will affect ESA's SMOS and Aeolus data dissemination services, on Friday 23 July and Tuesday 27 July 2021 respectively.

  • News - Maintenance News

    Aeolus maintenance on 12 July 2021 12 July 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    Aeolus maintenance on 12 July 2021

    The access to the Aeolus collection will be unavailable on Monday 12 July 2021, from 12:00 to 13:00 UTC.

  • News - General News

    Full version of QRAS Portal released 21 June 2021

    News - General News

    Full version of QRAS Portal released

    The new, full version, of the Quality Reports Advanced Search (QRAS) Portal launched today, adding new features to support users looking for Quality Control Reports on ESA and Third Party Missions.

  • News - Operational News

    Drift of the Aeolus satellite orbit 18 June 2021

    News - Operational News

    Drift of the Aeolus satellite orbit

    The reference orbit of Aeolus began a planned change on 17 June 2021, from ANX 4.5 to ANX 2.0, in order to facilitate ground-based Aeolus campaign activities.