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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

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    New ERS infographic

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

  • 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 - 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

    New GOCE infographic 3 May 2021

    News - General News

    New GOCE infographic

    Learn more about ESA's first Earth Explorer - the Gravity field and Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) mission - in our latest infographic.

  • News - General News

    New SMOS infographic 30 Mar 2021

    News - General News

    New SMOS infographic

    Learn more about the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission in our latest infographic

  • 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 - Success Stories

    Using Satellite Data to Predict Floods and Droughts 22 Dec 2020

    News - Success Stories

    Using Satellite Data to Predict Floods and Droughts

    Scientists are turning to remote sensing to fill the in-situ data gap in hydrological data models in some parts of the world.

  • News - General News

    New Campaign datasets available 15 Dec 2020

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    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 - Operational News

    A Closer Look at CRYO2ICE Manoeuvres 16 Nov 2020

    News - Operational News

    A Closer Look at CRYO2ICE Manoeuvres

    Between 16 and 31 July 2020, ESA raised the orbit of Earth Explorer CryoSat-2 to periodically align with NASA’s ICESat-2 in a campaign dubbed CRYO2ICE.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    Publication of Coastal Current Intrusions from Satellite Altimetry 10 Nov 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Publication of Coastal Current Intrusions from Satellite Altimetry

    A new study entitled “Coastal current intrusions from satellite altimetry” has just been published in the journal Remote Sensing. This study comes from an international collaboration between the European Space Agency (ESA), MIO (Fr), CNR (It) and Serco (It) with the goal of monitoring coastal intrusions into the Gulf of Lion by analyzing multi-mission Satellite Altimetry data with Machine Learning methods

  • News - General News

    New CryoSat infographic 27 Oct 2020

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    New CryoSat infographic

    CryoSat - ESA's ice mission - recently celebrated ten years in space, during which it has provided invaluable data for research. To mark the anniversary we put together an infographic about the mission and its many achievements.

  • News - General News

    Spire data now open to users 28 Sept 2020

    News - General News

    Spire data now open to users

    Following the submission of a project proposal, data from the Spire mission are now available.

  • News - Operational News

    CRYO2ICE Orbit Raising Campaign: Data Quality Status 12 Aug 2020

    News - Operational News

    CRYO2ICE Orbit Raising Campaign: Data Quality Status

    During the CRYO2ICE Orbit Raising Campaign, the CryoSat QC team monitored data production between the orbit manoeuvres and performed detailed checks of all Near Real Time (NRT) data generated.

  • News - General News

    CRYO2ICE is now on Earth Online 10 July 2020

    News - General News

    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

    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

    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

    15 May 2020

    News - Operational News

    ESA TPM collection ‘Worldview-2 European Cities’ expanded

    The WorldView-2 European Cities ESA dataset has been enriched with 3149 additional products.