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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 - General News

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

    News - General News

    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

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    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.

  • News - General News

    CRYO2ICE is now on Earth Online 10 July 2020

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    CRYO2ICE is now on Earth Online

    On 16 July, ESA is kicking off the CRYO2ICE campaign that will raise the orbit of its CryoSat-2 satellite to periodically align with NASA’s ICESat-2.

  • News - Operational News

    7 July 2020

    News - Operational News

    Aeolus tests new mirror thermal control setting

    This week, a new setting for the Aeolus thermal control of the primary mirror will be tested to investigate further potential improvements at satellite level.

  • News - Operational News

    16 June 2020

    News - Operational News

    Aeolus activates new range bin setting

    On 17 June 2020, Aeolus will activate a new range bin setting, QBO2020 that will support the investigation of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) over the Tropical belt.

  • News - Operational News

    28 May 2020

    News - Operational News

    Aeolus set for Instrument Telescope Refocussing exercise

    Aeolus’s telescope requires periodic collimation and refocussing. To this end, the Instrument Telescope Refocussing activity aims to improve the radiometric performance of the Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument (ALADIN)’s telescope by optimizing the throughput at the field stop, the smallest aperture where the return light has to pass. This is done through a change of the temperature settings on the telescope.

  • News - General News

    Around the world in eight balloons with Strateole-2 26 May 2020

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    Around the world in eight balloons with Strateole-2

    Strateole-2 is a French-US project supported by ESA that uses CNES superpressure balloons drifting around the globe to study the climate processes in the Tropical Tropopause Layer (TTL) and the lower stratosphere, helping Aeolus validation activities along the way.

  • News - General News

    20 May 2020

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    Mirror bias correction brings higher quality to Aeolus data

    The release of Aeolus data to the public was made possible by the product optimisation work performed by the Aeolus DISC.

  • News - General News

    Aeolus data now publicly available 19 May 2020

    News - General News

    Aeolus data now publicly available

    Last week marked an exciting milestone for Aeolus. On 12 May, its wind data became publicly available.

  • News - General News

    19 May 2020

    News - General News

    Forty years of heritage data highlight warming European lakes

    In the last decade, climate change has taken centre stage in both the public and scientific arenas, as increasingly extreme weather and human impact on the environment have become more apparent.

  • News - General News

    11 May 2020

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    New CryoSat BUFR products for the meteorological community

    From 11 May new CryoSAT NOP data will be disseminated by ESA to the Italian MetOffice.

  • News - General News

    New Earth Online Newsletter 6 May 2020

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    New Earth Online Newsletter

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

  • News - Operational News

    4 May 2020

    News - Operational News

    Aeolus dissemination system maintenance on 5 May 2020

    Due to a scheduled maintenance, access to the Aeolus dissemination system will be unavailable on 5 May.

  • 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 - Scientific Highlights

    Gravity Field Models from Swarm data 29 Apr 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Gravity Field Models from Swarm data

    In addition to its geomagnetic objectives, GPS receivers onboard Swarm can and have already been exploited to measure temporal variations in Earth's global gravity field.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    Earth Day: taking the pulse of our planet 22 Apr 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Earth Day: taking the pulse of our planet

    While news of COVID-19 dominates headlines and many of us practice social distancing, there still remains the need for action on climate change - and satellites are vital in providing the key facts on this global issue.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    COVID-19: Aeolus and weather forecasts 21 Apr 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    COVID-19: Aeolus and weather forecasts

    The drop in commercial flights has led to fewer measurements for weather forecasts, but fortunately, ESA’s Aeolus satellite mission is helping to fill the gap.

  • News - General News

    17 Apr 2020

    News - General News

    New SMOS sea surface wind speed products now available

    The SMOS Wind Data Service provides, in near real time (NRT), surface wind speed over the ocean derived from the brightness temperature measurements of SMOS.