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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.

Scientific Highlights

New biomass map to take stock of the world’s carbon

The first of a series of global maps aimed at quantifying change in carbon stored as biomass across the world's forests and shrublands has been released today by ESA's Climate Change Initiative at COP25 – the United Nation Climate Change Conference currently taking place in Madrid.

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General News

PolSARpro v6.0 (Biomass Edition) software new release

Download the latest version of ESA's Polarimetric SAR data Processing and Educational Toolbox (PolSARpro).

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Scientific Highlights

ESA's Earth Explorers surpassing expectations

In this video, learn how each Earth Explorer mission is contributing to Earth science, and changing the way we look at our beloved planet.

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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.

Biomass
Earth Explorers

Biomass

The objective of the Biomass mission is to determine the global distribution of forest biomass.

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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

VH-RODA and CEOS SAR workshop

The Very High-resolution Radar and Optical Data Assessment (VH-RODA) workshop took place from 18 to 22 November 2019.

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EVENT - Conference

Living Planet Symposium 2019

ESA's Living Planet Symposia are amongst the biggest Earth observation conferences in the world. The events see scientists present their latest findings on Earth's environment and climate.

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EVENT - Workshop

POLinSAR 2019

ESA organised POLinSAR 2019, the 9th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry from 28 January to 1 February 2019.

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EVENT - Training

5th Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry 2019

The 5th Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry was dedicated to training the next generation of EO scientists to exploit dual and fully polarimetric data for science and applications development.

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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

PolSARpro

PolSARpro is a toolbox for the scientific exploitation of polarimetric SAR data and a tool for high-level education in radar polarimetry. Read more

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.

AfriSAR 2015

AfriSAR 2015

During the AfriSAR 2015 campaign, shared between ONERA (dry season, July 2015) and DLR (wet season 2016), Pol-InSAR and TomoSAR airborne data set were collected over four test sites over Africa, therefore covering different forest structures.

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IceSAR 2007

IceSAR 2007

The objectives of IceSAR 2007 campaign was to acquire SAR images and complementary data over sea and land ice for preparation of Sentinel-1 mission and for providing a basis for the assessment of potential applications of Biomass mission.

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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 - Campaign report

30 Apr 2018

AfriScat-Campaign-Final-Report.pdf

AfriScat Campaign final report Download