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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 - 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 - 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 - General News

    10 Sept 2019

    News - General News

    Using machine learning for rewilding

    Project in the Netherlands uses satellite data to understand how a nature reserve responds to the pressure of being grazed by herbivores.

  • 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 - 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

    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 - 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.

  • 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

    15 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Monitoring Earth's shifting land

    By using radar data acquired by Sentinel-1 mission over time, ground deformation maps can be created to provide a regional monitoring system.

  • News - Scientific Highlights

    14 May 2019

    News - Scientific Highlights

    Jakobshavn Isbrae Glacier bucks the trend

    Recent findings show that one glacier is not conforming to the norm – it's actually been flowing more slowly and getting thicker.

  • News - Operational News

    2 May 2019

    News - Operational News

    Landsat-8 web portal now available on new environment

    The Landsat-8 Portal service has been migrated to a new server and is accessible on the previous web address.

  • 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 - 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 - General News

    20 Mar 2019

    News - General News

    Grande America oil spill imaged

    Captured on 19 March, by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, this image shows the oil spill from the Grande America vessel.

  • News - General News

    20 Mar 2019

    News - General News

    Copernicus Sentinel-1 maps floods in wake of Idai

    Copernicus Sentinel-1 is one of the satellite missions being used to map flooded areas to help relief efforts following Cyclone Idai.

  • 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

    14 Mar 2019

    News - General News

    Bering in dire straits

    Image of the Bering Strait taken on 7 March 2019 by Copernicus Sentinel-1. It shows it is virtually ice-free, unusual for this time of year.

  • News - Operational News

    6 Mar 2019

    News - Operational News

    CASSIOPE/e-POP full data mirror on the ESA Swarm Dissemination Server

    Swarm Dissemination Server hosting a mirror of the CASSIOPE/e-POP full data archive in native format. Products are freely available.

  • 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 - General News

    22 Feb 2019

    News - General News

    Copernicus Sentinel-1 reveals shared plumbing led to Agung awakening

    When Mount Agung in Indonesia erupted in 2017, the search was on to find out why it had stirred.