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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 - Data Release news

    New reprocessing of datasets celebrates 30 years of ERS 22 July 2021

    News - Data Release news

    New reprocessing of datasets celebrates 30 years of ERS

    The ERS programme celebrated its 30th anniversary on 17 July. Today, we are still exploiting ERS data and experts continue to work on improving the altimeter, radiometer and SAR data the programme acquired.

  • News - General News

    New ERS infographic 16 July 2021

    News - General News

    New ERS infographic

    To mark the occasion of the 30th anniversary of ERS, we've released a new infographic summarising the mission.

  • News - Success Stories

    WorldView-3 satellite maps methane plumes at very high spatial resolution 23 June 2021

    News - Success Stories

    WorldView-3 satellite maps methane plumes at very high spatial resolution

    Substantial advances have been made in the last years towards the detection and quantification of methane emissions from space- very high spatial resolution data from the WorldView-3 satellite can fill an important observational gap in the remote sensing of methane point emissions.

  • News - General News

    New Swarm infographic 7 June 2021

    News - General News

    New Swarm infographic

    Learn more about ESA's Swarm mission, an Earth Explorer dedicated to studying Earth's magnetic field, in our latest infographic.

  • News - General News

    New Aeolus infographic 31 May 2021

    News - General News

    New Aeolus infographic

    Learn more about ESA's youngest Earth Explorer - the Aeolus mission - in our latest infographic

  • News - Operational News

    27 May 2021

    News - Operational News

    Nominal SMOS production has been temporarily discontinued

    Due to the on-going deployment of L1 and L2 V7 operational processors, nominal SMOS production has been temporarily discontinued.

  • News - General News

    GHGSat data now available through ESA's Earthnet programme 20 Apr 2021

    News - General News

    GHGSat data now available through ESA's Earthnet programme

    In the framework of the Earthnet programme, ESA is offering, for scientific research and application development, access to archive and new tasking data from the GHGSat mission.

  • News - General News

    Aeolus Data Now in Use by Four of Europe’s Biggest Meteorological Services 15 Apr 2021

    News - General News

    Aeolus Data Now in Use by Four of Europe’s Biggest Meteorological Services

    European meteorological services are now benefiting from the use of operational Aeolus data in their forecasts.

  • News - General News

    New Envisat MIPAS L2 dataset reprocessed with ORM v8.22 available 1 Apr 2021

    News - General News

    New Envisat MIPAS L2 dataset reprocessed with ORM v8.22 available

    The Level 2 reprocessing of the full Envisat MIPAS mission with the ESA ORM processor version 8.22 has been completed.

  • News - Success Stories

    1 km resolution aerosol optical thickness retrieved from PROBA-V 15 Mar 2021

    News - Success Stories

    1 km resolution aerosol optical thickness retrieved from PROBA-V

    The ESA SPAR@MEP project aims to deliver a long-term data record (LTDR) of aerosol optical properties and surface reflectance from SPOT-VGT and PROBA-V observations.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    Monitoring aerosol properties in the Indian Ocean 5 Mar 2021

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Monitoring aerosol properties in the Indian Ocean

    A ship-borne photometer of CIMEL CE318-T type was permanently installed in early January 2021 aboard the French research vessel Marion Dufresne in the frame of the MAP-IO (Marion Dufresne Atmospheric Program - Indian Ocean) research programme

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    Traceability of AERONET-EUROPE to the GAWPFR WMO reference for Aerosol Optical Depth 3 Feb 2021

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Traceability of AERONET-EUROPE to the GAWPFR WMO reference for Aerosol Optical Depth

    Within the IDEAS-QA4EO ESA project a precision filter radiometer (PFR) travelling standard was installed at the European calibration site of AERONET to provide continuous traceability of aerosol optical depth measurements to the World reference maintained at Davos through a PFR Triad.

  • News - General News

    22 Dec 2020

    News - General News

    Introducing the Newest ESA Third Party Missions

    ESA's Earth Observation Programme Board has unanimously approved the integration of the Federated Satellite Systems (FSSCat) mission, the Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer (GEMS) instrument on-board the GEO-KOMPSAT-2B satellite and the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission, as Third Party Missions.

  • News - General News

    Release of Odin SMR reprocessed data 21 Dec 2020

    News - General News

    Release of Odin SMR reprocessed data

    Data from the Odin Sub-Millimetre Radiometer (SMR) reprocessing has been released to users and is now freely available.

  • News - General News

    New Campaign datasets available 15 Dec 2020

    News - General News

    New Campaign datasets available

    A new set of datasets is available, acquired during airborne campaigns conducted between 2014 and 2019

  • News - General News

    New Envisat infographic 3 Dec 2020

    News - General News

    New Envisat infographic

    Learn more about ESA's Envisat mission - the largest Earth observation satellite ever built - in a new infographic.

  • News - Success Stories

    Charter on major disasters celebrates 20 years of operations 20 Oct 2020

    News - Success Stories

    Charter on major disasters celebrates 20 years of operations

    The International Charter Space and Major Disasters is now 20 years old.

  • News - Operational News

    A Guide to Aeolus Range Bin Settings 7 Sept 2020

    News - Operational News

    A Guide to Aeolus Range Bin Settings

    After almost two years in space, Aeolus' near-real time observations have been assimilated into the Numerical Weather Prediction models of several European meteorological services, and have proven crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to a sharp decrease in meteorological observations.

  • 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 - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for Aeolus Cal/Val 5 Aug 2020

    News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for Aeolus Cal/Val

    An Announcement of Opportunity call is open for the Aeolus mission. Scientists, new groups and individuals are invited to participate in Aeolus Cal/Val throughout the mission lifetime.