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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

    9 July 2020

    News - Operational News

    Complete CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed dataset now available

    We're pleased to inform the CryoSat scientific community that the full reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data are now available on the Science Server for download

  • 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

    News - General News

    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

    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

    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 - Operational News

    15 May 2020

    News - Operational News

    2016 CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data now available

    The reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data for 2016 has now been published on the Science Server.

  • News - Operational News

    13 May 2020

    News - Operational News

    2015 CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data now available

    The reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data for all of 2015 has now been published on the Science Server.

  • News - Announcement of Opportunity

    12 May 2020

    News - Announcement of Opportunity

    New CCI call for post-doctoral research fellowship proposals

    ESA's Climate Change Initiative is pleased to announce a call for post-doctoral research fellowship proposals. Early-career researchers interested in the fields of earth observation and climate are invited to submit project proposals to implement leading-edge research that contributes to the aim of the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) programme.

  • 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

    CryoSat still cool at 10 8 Apr 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    CryoSat still cool at 10

    Today marks 10 years since a Dnepr rocket blasted off from an underground silo in the remote desert steppe of Kazakhstan

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    1 Apr 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    New life for Landsat historical data

    45 years of data, more than 1.8 million images, these are the numbers of an adventure started 48 years ago with the launch of the first Landsat satellite.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    27 Mar 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Coronavirus lockdown leading to drop in pollution across Europe

    New data, based on observations from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, are showing strong reductions in nitrogen dioxide concentrations over several major cities across Europe.

  • News - Events and Proceedings, General News

    13 Jan 2020

    News - Events and Proceedings, General News

    EO for Polar Science Workshop

    The EO for Polar Science Workshop will be held at the Tivoli Congress Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 17 to 19 June 2020.

  • News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    6 Dec 2019

    News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    New biomass map to take stock of the world’s carbon

    The first of a series of global maps aimed at quantifying change in carbon stored as biomass across the world's forests and shrublands has been released today by ESA's Climate Change Initiative at COP25 – the United Nation Climate Change Conference currently taking place in Madrid.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    New maps of salinity reveal the impact of climate variability on oceans 30 Nov 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    New maps of salinity reveal the impact of climate variability on oceans

    Since the saltiness of ocean surface waters is a key variable in the climate system, understanding how this changes is important.

  • News - General News

    4 Nov 2019

    News - General News

    Revealing interior temperature of Antarctic ice sheet

    As ESA's SMOS satellite celebrates 10 years in orbit, yet another result has been added to its list of successes. This remarkable satellite mission has shown that it can be used to measure how the temperature of the Antarctic ice sheet changes with depth – and it's much warmer deep down.

  • News - General News

    9 Oct 2019

    News - General News

    Monitoring air pollution from fires

    The Amazon rainforest wildfires are not only an environmental tragedy, they are also affecting air quality and, potentially, the global climate.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis? 8 Oct 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis?

    As we pump more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the world is warming at an alarming rate, with devastating consequences.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    24 Sept 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    A year trapped in Arctic ice for climate science

    Icebreaker to spend a year drifting in the Arctic sea ice. Extraordinary expedition is set to make a major contribution to climate science.

  • News - General News

    24 Sept 2019

    News - General News

    Vake | Catch wins 2019 Space App Camp

    An app to help wild fisheries achieve sustainable operations using Copernicus Sentinel-3 data wins top prize at this year's Space App Camp.