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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

AVHRR Level-1B Local Area Coverage Imagery

This collection is composed of AVHRR L1B products (1.1 km) reprocessed from the NOAA and Metop AVHRR sensors data acquired at the University of ...

Data Description

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...

Data Description

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...

Data Description

SPOT-5 Sentinel-2 Take-5 dataset

In analogy to the previous SPOT-4 Take-5 experiment, on 2 May 2015, SPOT-5 was placed in a 5 days cycle orbit. Thanks to this orbit, SPOT-5 now ...

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

CRYO2ICE is now on Earth Online

On 16 July, ESA is kicking off the CRYO2ICE campaign that will raise the orbit of its CryoSat-2 satellite to periodically align with NASA’s ICESat-2.

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Operational News

Aeolus tests new mirror thermal control setting

This week, a new setting for the Aeolus thermal control of the primary mirror will be tested to investigate further potential improvements at satellite level.

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General News

PAZ data now available to users worldwide

ESA is pleased to announce the availability of the PAZ satellite products to the scientific community, for R&D activities and start-ups.

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Operational News

Aeolus activates new range bin setting

On 17 June 2020, Aeolus will activate a new range bin setting, QBO2020 that will support the investigation of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO) over the Tropical belt.

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Operational News

Aeolus set for Instrument Telescope Refocussing exercise

Aeolus’s telescope requires periodic collimation and refocussing. To this end, the Instrument Telescope Refocussing activity aims to improve the radiometric performance of the Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument (ALADIN)’s telescope by optimizing the throughput at the field stop, the smallest aperture where the return light has to pass. This is done through a change of the temperature settings on the telescope.

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General News

Around the world in eight balloons with Strateole-2

Strateole-2 is a French-US project supported by ESA that uses CNES superpressure balloons drifting around the globe to study the climate processes in the Tropical Tropopause Layer (TTL) and the lower stratosphere, helping Aeolus validation activities along the way.

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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.

Aeolus
Earth Explorers

Aeolus

The Aeolus mission provides global observations of wind profiles from space to improve the quality of weather forecasts, and to advance our understanding of atmospheric dynamics and climate processes.

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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 - Meeting

MicroRad 2020

The 16th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad 2020) will be held from 16 to 20 November 2020 at the Santa Apollonia Auditorium in Florence, Italy.

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EVENT - Workshop

Aeolus Cal/Val and Science Workshop

The Aeolus Cal/Val and Science Workshop due to be held in Darmstadt, Germany from 2 to 6 November 2020, and will present the latest results from the cal/val and science teams.

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EVENT - Conference

EGU General Assembly 2020

This meeting has been replaced by EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online initiative, a series of online activities. The EGU General Assembly aims to bring Geo-Scientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences.

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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 - Workshop

Copernicus Sentinel-5 Precursor Validation Team Workshop

The Copernicus Sentinel-5 Precursor Validation Team Workshop will take place in Frascati (Rome), Italy from 11 - 14 November 2019.

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EVENT - Meeting

MIPAS QWG 45

The MIPAS Quality Working Group (QWG) meeting #45 took place from 28 to 30 October 2019, and was hosted by ESA 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 - Analysis

SNAP

SNAP is a common architecture for all Sentinel Toolboxes. Read more

ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

ACTIVITY - Quality

Aeolus DISC

The Aeolus DISC is the core element in ESA's data quality framework for the Aeolus mission, comprised of an international expert consortium to study and improve the data quality of Aeolus products. 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.

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Heritage Missions

AATSR

The AATSR instrument aboard Envisat was primarily designed to measure Sea Surface Temperature.

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Earth Explorers

ALADIN

ALADIN, on board Aeolus, is Direct Detection Doppler Wind Lidar operating in the ultraviolet range.

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.

WALEX

WALEX

The objective of the airborne campaign Water Vapour Lidar Experiment (WALEX) is to collect valuable data to provide representative lidar measurements of water vapour and aerosol properties in different climatic zones.

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AROMAT-I

AROMAT-I

The main objective of this AROMAT-I campaign was to test newly developed airborne sensors and to evaluate their capabilities as validation tools for future air quality space borne sensors, in particular TROPOMI.

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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 - Technical Note

3 Mar 2020

Upgrade-of-the-GOME-Data-Processor-for-improved-total-ozone-columns.pdf

GOME Instrument Docs Download