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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 - 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 - General News

    29 July 2019

    News - General News

    Three new Third Party Missions under evaluation

    ICEYE, PlanetScope and Spire under evaluation. Interested users can investigate suitability of the data for scientific and R&D activities.

  • News - General News

    28 June 2019

    News - General News

    The heat is on

    With much of Europe in the grip of a heatwave, it is one that is setting record highs for June.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    20 July 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Sweden in flames

    With Europe in the grip of a heatwave and little rain, the scorched ground and dry vegetation is succumbing to fire.

  • News - General News

    31 Aug 2018

    News - General News

    Summer brown

    Satellite images show how the hot dry weather took its toll on vegetation.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    25 Sept 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Spotlight on sea-level rise

    Scientists to share findings on how satellite has revealed changes in the height of the sea, ice, inland bodies of water and more.

  • News - General News

    1 Mar 2019

    News - General News

    Snowbound Italy

    Italy's usually associated with relatively warm weather, but this week it has fallen victim to the cold snap nicknamed Beast from the East.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    29 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Snow grain size - it matters

    Snow grain size is fundamental to the amount of sunlight that snow reflects back into space - its albedo.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    5 July 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Sicily hotspot

    Launched on 25 April, Sentinel-3B completes its set of firsts with an image that depicts thermal signatures.

  • News - General News

    25 May 2018

    News - General News

    Seventh Sentinel satellite launched for Copernicus

    Sentinel-3B launched on 25 April joining its identical twin Sentinel-3A in orbit.

  • News - General News

    14 Mar 2019

    News - General News

    Sentinels monitor converging ice cracks

    Sentinel-1 shows how cracks across Antarctica's Brunt ice shelf on course to truncate the shelf and release iceberg the size of Greater London.

  • News - General News

    23 May 2018

    News - General News

    Sentinel-3B on launch pad

    Next Sentinel satellite for Europe's environmental monitoring Copernicus programme is poised for liftoff.

  • News - General News

    23 Mar 2018

    News - General News

    Sentinel-3B launch preparations in full swing

    Sentinel-3B set for liftoff on 25 April, engineers steaming ahead with getting the next Copernicus satellite ready for its journey into orbit.

  • News - General News

    19 July 2018

    News - General News

    Sentinel-3 flies tandem

    Sentinel-3 mission is to engage in some nifty orbital flying.

  • News - General News

    29 May 2018

    News - General News

    Sentinel-1 warns of refugee island flood risk

    Bangladesh government proposing a vulnerable low-lying island as a relocation site for thousands, Sentinel-1 data shows site unsuitable.

  • News - General News

    31 July 2018

    News - General News

    Sentinel-1 maps flash floods in Laos

    Copernicus Sentinel-1 data highlights the collapse of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam in the southeastern province of Attapeu in Laos.

  • News - General News

    22 Mar 2019

    News - General News

    Satellites key to addressing water scarcity

    Today is World Water Day, it underscores the importance of freshwater and promotes sustainable management.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    27 Sept 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Satellite Radar Altimetry: past and future

    Satellite radar altimetry measurements yield a wealth of information that can be used for a wide range of applications.

  • News - General News

    27 Mar 2019

    News - General News

    Receding waters

    It is thought over a million people have been affected by Cyclone Idai, probably the worst storm on record to hit the southern hemisphere.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    22 Nov 2018

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Paradise lost

    Camp Fire in northern California, US, has, without doubt, been one of the most destructive. Sentinel data shows spread of aerosols and smoke.