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NEWS

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

    ESA's new DataCube service is now available 29 Sept 2020

    News - General News

    ESA's new DataCube service is now available

    ESA is pleased to announce the deployment of a new service, called ESA PDGS-DataCube, enabling multi-temporal and pixel-based access to a subset of the data available in the European Space Agency dissemination services.

  • News - General News

    ESA’s Earth Observation Catalogue and its services 29 Sept 2020

    News - General News

    ESA’s Earth Observation Catalogue and its services

    EO-CAT is the EO Catalogue tool allowing users to search ESA and Third Party Mission collections.

  • News - General News

    What are Heritage missions? 15 Sept 2020

    News - General News

    What are Heritage missions?

    Learn more about ESA’s EO Heritage missions in our new infographic.

  • News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for G-POD 18 Aug 2020

    News - Announcement of Opportunity

    Announcement of Opportunity for G-POD

    ESA is offering all scientists the possibility to perform bulk processing and/or validation of their own algorithms exploiting the large ESA Earth-observation archive.

  • News - Operational News

    21 July 2020

    News - Operational News

    ESA OTF dissemination - Maintenance on 23 July 2020

    A software maintenance activity affecting the On-The-Fly (OTF) ESA data dissemination service infrastructure has been planned on 23 July 2020.

  • News - General News

    SMOS dissemination maintenance on 18 June 2020 17 June 2020

    News - General News

    SMOS dissemination maintenance on 18 June 2020

    Due to a scheduled software maintenance activity, the SMOS data dissemination service will be unavailable on Thursday 18 June 2020, from 09:00 to 11:00 CEST

  • News - Operational News

    15 May 2020

    News - Operational News

    ESA OTF dissemination - Maintenance on 18 May 2020

    A software maintenance activity affecting the On-The-Fly (OTF) ESA data dissemination service infrastructure has been planned on 18 May.

  • News - General News

    New Earth Online Newsletter 6 May 2020

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    New Earth Online Newsletter

    Stay up to date with the latest news in our newsletter.

  • News - General News

    Mission continuity 30 Apr 2020

    News - General News

    Mission continuity

    Long-term availability of Earth observation data from a given instrument is crucial to many data users and their research—but just how does it work?

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    Earth Day: taking the pulse of our planet 22 Apr 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Earth Day: taking the pulse of our planet

    While news of COVID-19 dominates headlines and many of us practice social distancing, there still remains the need for action on climate change - and satellites are vital in providing the key facts on this global issue.

  • News - General News

    17 Apr 2020

    News - General News

    New SMOS sea surface wind speed products now available

    The SMOS Wind Data Service provides, in near real time (NRT), surface wind speed over the ocean derived from the brightness temperature measurements of SMOS.

  • News - General News

    16 Apr 2020

    News - General News

    Over 500K downloads for ESA's SNAP toolbox

    Reflecting the growing use of Earth observation, a software toolbox that provide users with the tools they need to process satellite data has been downloaded more than 500,000 times in less than five years.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    1 Apr 2020

    News - Scientific Highlights

    New life for Landsat historical data

    45 years of data, more than 1.8 million images, these are the numbers of an adventure started 48 years ago with the launch of the first Landsat satellite.

  • 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 - Scientific Highlights

    New maps of salinity reveal the impact of climate variability on oceans 30 Nov 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    New maps of salinity reveal the impact of climate variability on oceans

    Since the saltiness of ocean surface waters is a key variable in the climate system, understanding how this changes is important.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    28 Nov 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Space is key to monitoring ocean acidification

    The UN World Meteorological Organization announced that concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached yet another milestone.

  • News - General News

    4 Nov 2019

    News - General News

    Revealing interior temperature of Antarctic ice sheet

    As ESA's SMOS satellite celebrates 10 years in orbit, yet another result has been added to its list of successes. This remarkable satellite mission has shown that it can be used to measure how the temperature of the Antarctic ice sheet changes with depth – and it's much warmer deep down.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis? 8 Oct 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Can oceans turn the tide on the climate crisis?

    As we pump more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the world is warming at an alarming rate, with devastating consequences.

  • News - Operational News

    12 July 2019

    News - Operational News

    Updated Precise Orbit data (POD) for the full ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission available

    The Precise Orbit files (ERS.ORB.POD) for the entire ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission periods have been reprocessed with up-to-date standards.

  • News - Operational News

    13 June 2019

    News - Operational News

    ERS-1 Scatterometer L2 dataset processed with ASPS v10.04 is available online

    The reprocessed dataset together with corresponding ERS-2 data is now available.