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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

    CRYO2ICE over Antarctica: revealing further insight on changing ice 12 July 2022

    News - Success Stories

    CRYO2ICE over Antarctica: revealing further insight on changing ice

    The CryoSat-2 satellite is currently being aligned with ICESat-2 over Antarctica, unlocking fresh possibilities in the wealth of new information being delivered by the near-synchronous orbit of the two satellites.

  • News - Success Stories

    Transforming space data into climate action 30 June 2022

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    Transforming space data into climate action

    ESA’s Earth observation activities are playing a key role in the revitalised global drive to combat climate change.

  • News - Success Stories

    New one-stop-shop for ESA and NASA altimetry data 19 May 2022

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    New one-stop-shop for ESA and NASA altimetry data

    cs2eo.org is a free, easy-to-use portal to explore, combine and download airborne and spaceborne altimetry data from CryoSat-2, ICESat-2, CryoVEx, IceBridge and CryoTEMPO-EOLIS.

  • News - Data Release news

    13 May 2022

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    Updated CryoSat magnetometer data now available with new baseline 0201

    An improved version of the CryoSat magnetic field data is now available on the Swarm Dissemination Server with new baseline 0201.

  • News - Data Release news

    5 May 2022

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    Partial CryoSat LRM Ice Baseline E reprocessing completed

    An issue on the LRM waveform scaled power introduced in Baseline D, affecting the computation of backscatter, has been resolved with the transfer to operation of the new Ice Baseline E processors on 20 September 2021.

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    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

    Introducing Mirko Albani 4 Mar 2022

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    Introducing Mirko Albani

    In this short introduction, ESA's Heritage Missions Programme Manager describes what he likes most about ESA's long term archive of satellite mission data and his role in the programme.

  • News - Success Stories

    How Envisat helped to shape global understanding of Earth’s systems 1 Mar 2022

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    How Envisat helped to shape global understanding of Earth’s systems

    Twenty years have passed since a ground-breaking European spacecraft designed to deliver unprecedented insight into the planet’s changing environment was lofted into orbit.

  • News - Data Release news

    10 Feb 2022

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    LRM Ice Baseline E reprocessed data released

    An issue on the LRM waveform scaled power introduced at Baseline D, affecting the computation of backscatter, has been resolved

  • News - Operational News

    Delay in the production of Cryo-TEMPO EOLIS operational data 10 Feb 2022

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    Delay in the production of Cryo-TEMPO EOLIS operational data

    An issue with the operational processing of Cryo-TEMPO EOLIS monthly data has been discovered.

  • News - Data Release news

    New CryoSat-2 Thematic Products Now Available 27 Jan 2022

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    New CryoSat-2 Thematic Products Now Available

    As of January 2022, ESA has started releasing new CryoSat-2 Thematic Products, dedicated to five distinct areas: Sea Ice, Land Ice, Polar Oceans, Coastal Oceans and Inland Waters.

  • News - Success Stories

    Retrieving Snow Depth Over Sea Ice Using Dual-Frequency Altimetric Measurements 21 Dec 2021

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    Retrieving Snow Depth Over Sea Ice Using Dual-Frequency Altimetric Measurements

    A new study from the sea ice team of the Laboratory of Space Geophysical and Oceanographic Studies (LEGOS) in Toulouse has shown that dual-frequency SARAL and CryoSat-2 altimetric measurements can be used to retrieve consistent snow depth data over sea ice in both hemispheres.

  • News - General News

    ICEYE infographic 7 Dec 2021

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    ICEYE infographic

    Learn more about the ICEYE mission, a constellation of SAR satellites and part of ESA's Third Party Missions programme, in our latest infographic.

  • News - Success Stories

    CryoTEMPO-EOLIS Products Now Available for Iceland, Svalbard, and the Canadian Arctic 24 Nov 2021

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    CryoTEMPO-EOLIS Products Now Available for Iceland, Svalbard, and the Canadian Arctic

    Land-ice is declining globally, raising sea levels worldwide and impacting glacial risks and access to fresh-water in high-mountain glaciers regions. Land-ice monitoring via Earth Observation methods in general, and altimetry in particular, are essential for tracking the current status of ice volume change and its evolution as climate continues to evolve and mitigating actions are being pursued.

  • News - Data Release news

    SMOS sea ice thickness Arctic winter season 2021/2022 data available 18 Nov 2021

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    SMOS sea ice thickness Arctic winter season 2021/2022 data available

    SMOS Sea Ice thickness level 3 and level 4 data products are now available for the Arctic winter season 2021/2022.

  • News - General News

    Third Party Missions infographic 8 Nov 2021

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    Third Party Missions infographic

    ESA’s Third Party Missions programme consists of almost 50 satellite missions, which are owned by organisations around the world. ESA has agreements with these organisations to acquire, process, and distribute data from their missions

  • News - Data Release news

    ESA's (A)SAR dissemination service enhanced with Envisat ASAR MR L1 data 17 June 2021

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    ESA's (A)SAR dissemination service enhanced with Envisat ASAR MR L1 data

    With integration of four additional Envisat ASAR Level 1 collections, ESA is now providing access to the complete Envisat and ERS (A)SAR imagery data archive via the ESA (A)SAR Online Dissemination service.

  • News - Data Release news

    CryoTEMPO EOLIS and Operation IceBridge Data Added to Cryo2Ice Coincident Data Explorer 27 May 2021

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    CryoTEMPO EOLIS and Operation IceBridge Data Added to Cryo2Ice Coincident Data Explorer

    CryoTEMPO-EOLIS and Operation IceBridge data are now available in the Cryo2Ice Coincident Data Explorer.

  • News - Operational News

    A Closer Look at CRYO2ICE Manoeuvres 16 Nov 2020

    News - Operational News

    A Closer Look at CRYO2ICE Manoeuvres

    Between 16 and 31 July 2020, ESA raised the orbit of Earth Explorer CryoSat-2 to periodically align with NASA’s ICESat-2 in a campaign dubbed CRYO2ICE.

  • News - General News

    New CryoSat infographic 27 Oct 2020

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    New CryoSat infographic

    CryoSat - ESA's ice mission - recently celebrated ten years in space, during which it has provided invaluable data for research. To mark the anniversary we put together an infographic about the mission and its many achievements.