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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

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

    News - Success Stories

    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 - Events and Proceedings

    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

    How ESA uses space data to explore deep Earth 18 May 2022

    News - Success Stories

    How ESA uses space data to explore deep Earth

    As anthropogenic activities continue to unbalance our environment, scientists strive to fully understand the intricate interactions within Earth’s system.

  • News - General News

    Interviewing Mirko Albani 12 Apr 2022

    News - General News

    Interviewing Mirko Albani

    ESA’s Heritage Space Programme Manager describes the goals of the programme, some of the challenges involved in preserving and improving 40 years of historical Earth observation data, and his passion for curating this long-term archive.

  • News - Success Stories

    Satellite data central to ocean monitoring 31 Mar 2022

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    Satellite data central to ocean monitoring

    Over 95% of Earth’s water is found in our oceans, and yet sadly, oceans are under stress from climate change and pollution. Monitoring our oceans is vital for Earth’s survival and satellites are the primary means of long-term and independent observation of our vast ocean bodies and their associated coastal zones.

  • News - General News

    Heritage Missions timeline 28 Jan 2022

    News - General News

    Heritage Missions timeline

    ESA's Heritage Space Programme preserves historical data from over 40 years of Earth observation missions.

  • News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance – 22 - 24 November 2021 17 Nov 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance – 22 - 24 November 2021

    A planned software maintenance activity will affect ESA's data dissemination services from Monday 22 November to Wednesday 24 November 2021.

  • News - Data Release news

    30 Sept 2021

    News - Data Release news

    Corrected version available for the variance/covariance matrix of the GOCE time wise Gravity Field Model

    An issue was recently discovered within the latest version of the variance/covariance matrix of the GOCE time wise gravity field model -> GO_CONS_EGM_GVC_2__20091009T000000_20131021T000000_0201

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    Living Planet Symposium 2022: Call for proposals 13 Aug 2021

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Living Planet Symposium 2022: Call for proposals

    ESA is now accepting proposals for sessions at the next Living Planet Symposium – set to take place on 23–27 May 2022 at the World Conference Centre in Bonn, Germany.

  • News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination - Maintenance on 17 August 2021 13 Aug 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination - Maintenance on 17 August 2021

    Due to a scheduled software patching campaign on 17 August, a series of data dissemination services will experience a short downtime.

  • News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance 22 July 2021 20 July 2021

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    ESA data dissemination maintenance 22 July 2021

    A planned software maintenance will affect ESA's data dissemination services on 22 July 2021.

  • News - General News

    Full version of QRAS Portal released 21 June 2021

    News - General News

    Full version of QRAS Portal released

    The new, full version, of the Quality Reports Advanced Search (QRAS) Portal launched today, adding new features to support users looking for Quality Control Reports on ESA and Third Party Missions.

  • News - Maintenance News

    GOCE dissemination service maintenance on 10 June 2021 8 June 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    GOCE dissemination service maintenance on 10 June 2021

    Due to maintenance the GOCE dissemination service will be unavailable on Thursday 10 June from 07:00 to 8:00 UTC

  • News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance 13 May 2021 12 May 2021

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    ESA data dissemination maintenance 13 May 2021

    A scheduled network maintenance activity will affect ESA’s GOCE, ERS and Envisat (A)ATSR data dissemination services, as well as ESA’s PDGS-DataCube service, next Thursday 13 May 2021 from 07:00 to 14:00 UTC A downtime of one hour for each service within the above indicated time range is expected.

  • 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 - Data Release news

    New release of GOCE Precise Science Orbit Products 14 Apr 2021

    News - Data Release news

    New release of GOCE Precise Science Orbit Products

    A new product baseline (version _0201) of the GOCE Level 2 Precise Science Orbit products (SST_PSO_2) derived from the GOCE GPS receiver has been generated and released to users.

  • News - Data Release news

    New product baseline for the GOCE Gravity solution Grids available 15 Mar 2021

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    New product baseline for the GOCE Gravity solution Grids available

    A second product baseline of the GOCE Gridded Gravity gradients and anomalies at Ground Level and at Satellite Height has been generated and released to users.

  • News - Success Stories

    A stroll through Heritage Missions 4 Mar 2021

    News - Success Stories

    A stroll through Heritage Missions

    At ESA's Earth Observation centre—ESRIN—in Frascati, Italy, there is a place where one can walk back in time, to better understand the history and importance of Heritage Missions and their data.

  • News - Maintenance News

    Maintenance activities at ESRIN on 4 and 8 March 2021 26 Feb 2021

    News - Maintenance News

    Maintenance activities at ESRIN on 4 and 8 March 2021

    Network maintenance activities will impact services hosted at ESRIN on 4 and 8 March 2021.

  • News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination service maintenance on 18 and 19 November 2020 17 Nov 2020

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination service maintenance on 18 and 19 November 2020

    A software maintenance activity affecting various instances of ESA’s data dissemination service infrastructure has been planned on 18 and 19 November 2020.