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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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    Systematic swath elevation and monthly DEMs over the Antarctica Ice Sheet margin from CryoSat 2 20 Oct 2020

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    Systematic swath elevation and monthly DEMs over the Antarctica Ice Sheet margin from CryoSat 2

    Land-ice is declining globally, raising sea levels worldwide and impacting glacial risks and access to fresh-water in high-mountain glaciers regions.

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    A Guide to Aeolus Range Bin Settings 7 Sept 2020

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    A Guide to Aeolus Range Bin Settings

    Launched on 22 August 2018, Aeolus is the first satellite mission to acquire profiles of Earth’s wind on a global scale. After almost two years in space, its near-real time observations have been assimilated into the Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models of several European meteorological services, like ECMWF, Météo-France and DWD, and have proven crucial when the grounding of airplanes during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a sharp decrease in meteorological observations.

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    Gravity Field Models from Swarm data 29 Apr 2020

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    Gravity Field Models from Swarm data

    In addition to its geomagnetic objectives, GPS receivers onboard Swarm can and have already been exploited to measure temporal variations in Earth's global gravity field.

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

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    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.

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    COVID-19: Aeolus and weather forecasts 21 Apr 2020

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    COVID-19: Aeolus and weather forecasts

    The drop in commercial flights has led to fewer measurements for weather forecasts, but fortunately, ESA’s Aeolus satellite mission is helping to fill the gap.

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    14 Apr 2020

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    Satellites providing clear picture of greenhouse gases

    With increasing levels of greenhouse gases causing our climate to change, it is important to understand them.

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    9 Apr 2020

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    Satellites and machine learning for water management

    Freshwater is vital to life - the effects of climate change are putting mounting pressure on this precious resource.

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    CryoSat still cool at 10 8 Apr 2020

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    CryoSat still cool at 10

    Today marks 10 years since a Dnepr rocket blasted off from an underground silo in the remote desert steppe of Kazakhstan

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    1 Apr 2020

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    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.

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    27 Mar 2020

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    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.

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    20 Mar 2020

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    Land-cover maps of Europe from the Cloud

    Thanks to the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission and new cloud-computing resources, fully automated land-cover maps in 10 m resolution are on the horizon.

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    13 Mar 2020

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    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.

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    12 Mar 2020

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    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.

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    12 Mar 2020

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    2013 CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data available

    We are pleased to inform the CryoSat scientific community that the reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data for all of 2013 has been published on the Science Server and is now available for download.

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    6 Mar 2020

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    Burned area trends in the Amazon similar to previous years

    Thousands of fires broke out in the Amazon last year – sparking an international media frenzy. A detailed analysis, using data from the European Space Agency's Climate Change Initiative, indicates that while there was a small increase of fires in 2019 compared to 2018, fires in Brazil were similar to the average annual number of fires detected over the past 18 years.

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    Heritage data still widely used today 6 Mar 2020

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    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?

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    5 Feb 2020

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    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.

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    27 Jan 2020

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    CryoSat sheds new light on Antarctica’s biggest glacier

    Ice loss from Pine Island Glacier has contributed more to sea-level rise over the past four decades than any other glacier in Antarctica. However, the way this huge glacier is thinning is complex, leading to uncertainty about how it is likely to raise sea level in the future. Thanks to ESA's CryoSat mission, scientists have now been able to shed new light on these complex patterns of ice loss.

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    23 Jan 2020

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    Taal volcano blanketed by ash

    The Philippines' Taal volcano erupted on 12 January 2020 – spewing an ash plume approximately 15 km high and forcing large-scale evacuations in the nearby area.

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    16 Jan 2020

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    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.