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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 - Success Stories

    Decades of satellite data reveal the risks of climate tipping points 6 Oct 2022

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    Decades of satellite data reveal the risks of climate tipping points

    Decades-long time series that draw on ESA’s Earth observation archives are enabling scientists to uncover the threat of sudden and potentially irreversible changes to the icy parts of the planet.

  • News - General News

    What is CRYO2ICE? 5 Oct 2022

    News - General News

    What is CRYO2ICE?

    Learn about CRYO2ICE in our new infographic, an innovative campaign producing near simultaneous acquisitions over Antarctica from the CryoSat and ICESAT-2 missions.

  • News - Success Stories

    Satellite data predicts lower wheat crop yield 7 Sept 2022

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    Satellite data predicts lower wheat crop yield

    In a market pressed with short supply of grain the dry spring weather of 2022 was devastating for European wheat production, according to a new drought monitor that draws on data from ESA’s SMOS Earth observation mission

  • News - Success Stories

    Tracking mountainous glaciers using TanDEM-X 25 Aug 2022

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    Tracking mountainous glaciers using TanDEM-X

    Ice melting from mountain glaciers is one of the largest contributors to sea-level rise outside the large ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland. New research leveraging the vast data from the TanDEM-X mission, has successfully mapped glacial elevation change over multiple mountainous regions of the world.

  • News - Success Stories

    Satellites reveal changes to Earth’s icy zones 16 Aug 2022

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    Satellites reveal changes to Earth’s icy zones

    ESA’s Earth observation activities are helping scientists investigate the influence of climate change on widespread ice-losses across the planet.

  • News - General News

    New SnowLab campaign dataset released 8 Aug 2022

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    New SnowLab campaign dataset released

    A new dataset has been released for the SnowLab campaign, which took place between 2015 and 2019 in Switzerland.

  • News - Success Stories

    Space helps monitor Earth’s changing biosphere 21 July 2022

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    Space helps monitor Earth’s changing biosphere

    Earth’s biosphere is continually changing. Through its pioneering Earth observation missions, ESA is making critical contributions to monitor these changes and their impacts on Earth’s water and carbon cycles.

  • News - Success Stories

    CRYO2ICE over Antarctica: revealing further insight on changing ice 12 July 2022

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    CRYO2ICE over Antarctica: revealing further insight on changing ice

    The CryoSat-2 satellite is currently being aligned with ICESat-2 over Antarctica, unlocking fresh possibilities in the wealth of new information being delivered by the near-synchronous orbit of the two satellites.

  • News - Success Stories

    Transforming space data into climate action 30 June 2022

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    Transforming space data into climate action

    ESA’s Earth observation activities are playing a key role in the revitalised global drive to combat climate change.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    QA4SM Evolution in FRM4SM presented at sixth Soil Moisture Validation Workshop 6 June 2022

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    QA4SM Evolution in FRM4SM presented at sixth Soil Moisture Validation Workshop

    The use and distribution of EO Soil Moisture (SM) data calls for rigorous, automated quality assessment procedures.

  • News - Data Release news

    SMOS reprocessed Sea Surface Wind Speed dataset is now available 1 June 2022

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    SMOS reprocessed Sea Surface Wind Speed dataset is now available

    The entire SMOS L1B archive has been reprocessed with the latest version of the Sea Surface Wind Speed processor V300 which was deployed into the SMOS wind near real time service in August 2021.

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    Data preservation takes centre stage at Living Planet Symposium 26 May 2022

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Data preservation takes centre stage at Living Planet Symposium

    Against the backdrop of the famed Rhine River, world-class scientists and Earth observation data-users are gathered this week in the historical city of Bonn, at the Living Planet Symposium (LPS).

  • News - Success Stories

    New one-stop-shop for ESA and NASA altimetry data 19 May 2022

    News - Success Stories

    New one-stop-shop for ESA and NASA altimetry data

    cs2eo.org is a free, easy-to-use portal to explore, combine and download airborne and spaceborne altimetry data from CryoSat-2, ICESat-2, CryoVEx, IceBridge and CryoTEMPO-EOLIS.

  • News - Data Release news

    13 May 2022

    News - Data Release news

    Updated CryoSat magnetometer data now available with new baseline 0201

    An improved version of the CryoSat magnetic field data is now available on the Swarm Dissemination Server with new baseline 0201.

  • News - Data Release news

    5 May 2022

    News - Data Release news

    Partial CryoSat LRM Ice Baseline E reprocessing completed

    An issue on the LRM waveform scaled power introduced in Baseline D, affecting the computation of backscatter, has been resolved with the transfer to operation of the new Ice Baseline E processors on 20 September 2021.

  • News - General News

    PlanetScope and SkySat infographic 20 Apr 2022

    News - General News

    PlanetScope and SkySat infographic

    Find out more about the PlanetScope and SkySat missions in our new infographic.

  • News - Data Release news

    SMOS L2 Sea Surface Salinity products documentation updates 24 Mar 2022

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    SMOS L2 Sea Surface Salinity products documentation updates

    SMOS L2 Sea Surface Salinity product validation report is now available.

  • News - General News

    Introducing Mirko Albani 4 Mar 2022

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    Introducing Mirko Albani

    In this short introduction, ESA's Heritage Missions Programme Manager describes what he likes most about ESA's long term archive of satellite mission data and his role in the programme.

  • News - Success Stories

    How Envisat helped to shape global understanding of Earth’s systems 1 Mar 2022

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    How Envisat helped to shape global understanding of Earth’s systems

    Twenty years have passed since a ground-breaking European spacecraft designed to deliver unprecedented insight into the planet’s changing environment was lofted into orbit.

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    SAOCOM the Argentinean constellation with an Italian twist 11 Feb 2022

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    SAOCOM the Argentinean constellation with an Italian twist

    Composed of two satellites launched in 2018 and 2019 respectively, the SAOCOM satellite mission, managed and operated by Argentina's Space Agency, CONAE, covers an array of applications that greatly benefit Earth observation and disaster monitoring.