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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 - General News

    ERS Heritage Data allow for 30 years of science 19 July 2021

    News - General News

    ERS Heritage Data allow for 30 years of science

    At their time of launch thirty years ago, the two ERS satellites were the most sophisticated Earth observation spacecraft ever developed and launched by Europe.

  • 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

    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 - Scientific Highlights

    Using Satellite Data to Predict Floods and Droughts 22 Dec 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    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

    ALOS PRISM collection now open 7 Dec 2020

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    ALOS PRISM collection now open

    A Japanese Earth-imaging satellite from JAXA, the Advanced Land Observing Satellite (ALOS-1) was part of ESA's Third Party Missions Programme, in which ESA has an agreement with JAXA to distribute its data products.

  • News - General News

    Charter on major disasters celebrates 20 years of operations 20 Oct 2020

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    Charter on major disasters celebrates 20 years of operations

    The International Charter Space and Major Disasters is now 20 years old.

  • News - General News

    PAZ data now available to users worldwide 24 June 2020

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    PAZ data now available to users worldwide

    ESA is pleased to announce the availability of the PAZ satellite products to the scientific community, for R&D activities and start-ups.

  • 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 - 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 - 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.

  • News - General News

    24 Mar 2020

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    ALOS PALSAR WB1 Collection now available online

    Area Observation Mode (Burst Mode 1) collection, which will complete the existing ALOS PALSAR data offer.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    13 Mar 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Coronavirus: nitrogen dioxide emissions drop over Italy

    New data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite reveal the decline of air pollution, specifically nitrogen dioxide emissions, over Italy.

  • News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    12 Mar 2020

    News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    Greenland and Antarctica losing ice six times faster than expected

    According to a new report, Greenland and Antarctica are losing ice six times faster than in the 1990s – currently on track with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's worst-case climate warming scenario.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    Heritage data still widely used today 6 Mar 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Heritage data still widely used today

    For about 30 years now, ESA satellites have been cruising some 800 km above our heads, collecting information about our planet-but why are older missions still so fundamental today?

  • News - General News, Operational News

    21 Feb 2020

    News - General News, Operational News

    2012 CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data now available

    We're pleased to inform the CryoSat scientific community that the reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data for all of 2012 has been published on the Science Server and is now available for download.

  • News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    5 Feb 2020

    News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    Space key to wetland conservation

    Wetlands worldwide are vanishing at an alarming rate. New maps produced by ESA's GlobWetland Africa project show how satellite observations can be used for the effective use and management of wetlands in Africa.

  • News - General News

    27 Jan 2020

    News - General News

    Contract secures build of ozone-monitoring Altius satellite

    ESA has awarded a contract to QinetiQ to build Altius. This new mission will deliver profiles of concentrations of stratospheric ozone with high vertical resolution, as well as profiles of other atmospheric trace gases.

  • News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    16 Jan 2020

    News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    Flooding in southern Iran

    Heavy rainfall has triggered flooding in southern Iran, particularly in the Sistan and Baluchestan, Hormozgan and Kerman provinces. The downpour has led to blocked roads and destroyed bridges, crops and houses – displacing thousands of people.

  • News - Events and Proceedings, General News

    13 Jan 2020

    News - Events and Proceedings, General News

    EO for Polar Science Workshop

    The EO for Polar Science Workshop will be held at the Tivoli Congress Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 17 to 19 June 2020.

  • News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    20 Dec 2019

    News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    Proba-1 and its 18 years of successful operations

    Launched on 22 October 2001 and originally designed as a two-year mission, Proba-1 continues to provide valuable hyperspectral data to the scientific community, alongside priceless insight of long-lived missions—all while having travelled 4,329,416,712 kilometres to date.