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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

    Living Planet Symposium showcases Pléiades Neo data 23 May 2022

    News - Success Stories

    Living Planet Symposium showcases Pléiades Neo data

    This week, the community of Earth observation data users gather at the Living Planet Symposium to explore the latest progress in Earth observation satellites and data.

  • News - General News

    Introducing Mirko Albani 4 Mar 2022

    News - General News

    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

    News - Success Stories

    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.

  • News - General News

    GEOSAT-2 infographic 22 Feb 2022

    News - General News

    GEOSAT-2 infographic

    The GEOSAT series consists of two very high-resolution satellites, capable of acquiring sub-metric multispectral images. The missions are part of ESA's Third Party Missions programme, and GEOSAT-2 is summarised in our latest infographic.

  • News - General News

    ICEYE infographic 7 Dec 2021

    News - General News

    ICEYE infographic

    Learn more about the ICEYE mission, a constellation of SAR satellites and part of ESA's Third Party Missions programme, in our latest infographic.

  • News - Success Stories

    COP26 fuels interest in satellite data 25 Nov 2021

    News - Success Stories

    COP26 fuels interest in satellite data

    As COP26 stimulates action to reduce global warming, the essential role of satellite data in understanding and monitoring climate change is apparent.

  • News - General News

    Third Party Missions infographic 8 Nov 2021

    News - General News

    Third Party Missions infographic

    ESA’s Third Party Missions programme consists of almost 50 satellite missions, which are owned by organisations around the world. ESA has agreements with these organisations to acquire, process, and distribute data from their missions

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    Φ-Week Triumphs 25 Oct 2021

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Φ-Week Triumphs

    In its fourth edition, Φ-Week presented the scientific community with amazing opportunities and projects—thus running alongside innovation at 360 degrees.

  • 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 - Success Stories

    ESA's open source computing project for the Biomass mission goes live 6 May 2021

    News - Success Stories

    ESA's open source computing project for the Biomass mission goes live

    The Biomass Product Algorithm Laboratory (BioPAL) is an open-source scientific computing project, which supports the development of ESA’s Biomass mission algorithms coded in Python.

  • News - General News

    COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation data now open to users 27 Apr 2021

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    COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation data now open to users

    COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation (CSG) is now part of ESA's Third Party Missions Programme, in which ESA has an agreement with ASI to distribute data products from the mission.

  • News - Success Stories

    Drone-based Laser Scanning of Tropical Forests for Biomass Cal/Val 13 Apr 2021

    News - Success Stories

    Drone-based Laser Scanning of Tropical Forests for Biomass Cal/Val

    ESA’s upcoming mission Biomass will deliver valuable P-band SAR data aimed at forest aboveground biomass (AGB) estimation across the humid tropics.

  • 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 - General News

    New Campaign datasets available 15 Dec 2020

    News - General News

    New Campaign datasets available

    A new set of datasets is available, acquired during airborne campaigns conducted between 2014 and 2019

  • News - Data Release news

    RADARSAT data on demand 8 Oct 2020

    News - Data Release news

    RADARSAT data on demand

    In the framework of the Earthnet programme, ESA is distributing RADARSAT data on-demand to support EO science and research activities.

  • News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for NoR 12 Aug 2020

    News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for NoR

    ESA invites submissions for the Network of Resources (NoR) call, which aims to support research, development and pre-commercial users to innovate their working practices, moving from a data download paradigm towards a 'bring the user to the data' paradigm.

  • News - Events and Proceedings, General News

    Event Postponed to September 2021 7 July 2020

    News - Events and Proceedings, General News

    Event Postponed to September 2021

    Please be informed that the 10th ESA Advanced Training Course on Land RS: EO and AI for Forestry has been POSTPONED by one year. The course will still be held at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 20-24 September 2021.

  • News - General News

    ICEYE data available for assessment 18 June 2020

    News - General News

    ICEYE data available for assessment

    The SAR user community is invited to participate to the call to assess the suitability of the ICEYE constellation, for science and EO-based applications.

  • News - Success Stories

    Forty years of heritage data highlight warming European lakes 19 May 2020

    News - Success Stories

    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

    Special PROBA-V microsite 29 Apr 2020

    News - General News

    Special PROBA-V microsite

    See some of the accomplishments of the PROBA-V mission in a special microsite developed by VITO.