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Data

Discover and download the Earth observation data you need from the broad catalogue of missions the European Space Agency operate and support.

Data Description

WorldView-1 full archive and tasking

WorldView-1 products are available as part of the DigitalGlobe Standard Satellite Imagery products from the QuickBird, WorldView-1/-2/-3, and Ge...

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WorldView-2 European Cities

ESA, in collaboration with European Space Imaging, has collected this WorldView-2 dataset covering the most populated areas in Europe at 40 cm r...

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SPOT-6 and 7 ESA archive

The SPOT-6 and -7 ESA archive is a dataset of SPOT-6 and SPOT-7 products that ESA collected over the years. The dataset regularly grows as ESA c...

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SPOT1-5 ESA archive

The ESA SPOT1-5 collection is a dataset of SPOT-1 to 5 Panchromatic and Multispectral products that ESA collected over the years. The dataset re...

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.

General News

Vake | Catch wins 2019 Space App Camp

An app to help wild fisheries achieve sustainable operations using Copernicus Sentinel-3 data wins top prize at this year's Space App Camp.

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Scientific Highlights

Tracing the environmental impacts of supply chains

Satellite data combined with artificial intelligence is being used to provide information to assess the impact of global supply chains.

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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.

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General News

Monitoring Earth’s skin heat for crops and climate

A bright red twin-engined aircraft, equipped with ultra-high-resolution thermal imaging technology has been scouring the agricultural heartlands

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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.

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General News

Land-cover dynamics unveiled

Billions of image pixels recorded by Sentinel-2 mission used to generate a high-resolution map of land-cover dynamics across Earth's landmasses.

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Missions

Explore the European Space Agency's Earth Observation satellite missions. Learn all about ESA's dedicated Earth Explorers or collaborations with other agencies through the Third Party Missions programme.

PROBA-V
Earth Watch

PROBA-V

The PROBA-V mission provides multispectral images to study the evolution of the vegetation cover on a daily and global basis.

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PROBA-1
Third Party Missions

PROBA-1

PROBA-1 is a technology demonstration satellite that later became an operational Earth observation mission.

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Events

Learn about upcoming Earth observation conferences, workshops and training courses that the European Space Agency organise or support. Discover the results of past events, which may provide useful reference or material for your work.

EVENT - Conference

8th International Conference on Remote Sensing and geoinformation of environment

The 8th International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment (RSCy2020), due to take place from 16 to 18 March 2020, has been postponed until further notice.

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EVENT - Meeting

AGU Fall Meeting 2019

The 2019 AGU Fall Meeting offered the opportunity to participate in AGU's centennial presentations and special events that brought to life the past, present and the future of AGU's science.

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EVENT - Training

9th Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing

The European Space Agency (ESA) organised the 9th Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing with a focus on Agriculture. It took place from 16 to 20 September 2019.

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EVENT - Meeting

ESA Earth Observation Phi week 2019

ESA's Phi week focused on EO Open Science and FutureEO, to review the latest developments in Open Science trends. The week long event was held in Frascati, Italy, from 9 to 13 September 2019.

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EVENT - Conference

IGARSS 2019

World-class scientists, engineers and educators in geoscience and remote sensing gathered in Yokohama, Japan, for the 39th annual IGARSS symposium.

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EVENT - Workshop

Workshop on International Cooperation in Spaceborne Imaging Spectroscopy

The Workshop on International Cooperation in Spaceborne Imaging Spectroscopy took place from 9 to 11 July 2019 in Frascati, Italy.

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TOOLS & TOOLBOXES

Find the tools you need to visualise, analyse and process the European Space Agency's Earth observation data.

TOOLS - Processing

SciaL1C Command-line Tool

The SCIAMACHY Calibration and Extraction Tool (SciaL1c) is an application to process SCIAMACHY Level 1b products. It allows you to select specific calibrations to apply to Level 1b data. Read more

ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

ACTIVITY - Quality

SCIRoCCo

The SCIRoCCo project is an interdisciplinary cooperation of scatterometry experts aimed at promoting the continuing exploitation of ESA's unique 20 years' worth of ERS Scatterometer data. Read more

INSTRUMENTS

Explore the many instruments the European Space Agency use to observe the Earth. ESA offer data from a wide range of optical, radar, atmospheric, altimetric and gravimetric instrumentation.

a-scatterometers

Heritage Missions

SAR (ERS-2)

The SAR instrument aboard ERS-2 was capable of high precision change detection of surface heights.

a-imaging-radars

Heritage Missions

SAR (ERS-1)

The ERS-1 satellite, launched on 17 July 1991, carried a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR).

Campaigns

Learn about the ground-based, ship-borne, balloon-borne, and airborne campaigns and small satellite field experiments that validate orbiting ESA EO satellites and support future mission development.

AGRISAR 2006

AGRISAR 2006

The AGRISAR 2006 campaign, carried out between 18 April and 2 August 2006, was established to address important specific programmatic needs of Sentinel-1 and -2.

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SEN2FLEX

SEN2FLEX

SENtinel-2 and FLuorescence EXperiment (SEN2FLEX) campaign combines different activities in support of initiatives related both to fluorescence experiments and Sentinel-2 initiative for prototyping of resolutions to meet mission requirements.

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OTHER RESOURCES

Browse through mission documentation and reports, and learn more about European Space Agency Earth Observation projects and opportunities.

DOCUMENT - Proceedings

1 Mar 2019

Use of ERS-1 Data for Agricultural, Forestry and Environmental Applications in Eastern Europe

Proceedings of the ESA/FAO/CEC/TELESPAZIO Workshop held on 8-12 November 1993 at ESA-ESRIN in Frascati, Italy, on the use of ERS-1 SAR data for Agriculture, Forestry and Environment Applications in Central/Eastern Europe. Download