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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 - Scientific Highlights

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

    News - Scientific Highlights

    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 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

    CryoTEMPO EOLIS and Operation IceBridge Data Added to Cryo2Ice Coincident Data Explorer 27 May 2021

    News - Operational News

    CryoTEMPO EOLIS and Operation IceBridge Data Added to Cryo2Ice Coincident Data Explorer

    CryoTEMPO-EOLIS and Operation IceBridge data are now available in the Cryo2Ice Coincident Data Explorer.

  • 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

    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 - 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 - General News

    12 May 2020

    News - General News

    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.