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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

PAZ Full Archive and New Tasking

PAZ Image Products can be acquired in 8 image modes with flexible resolutions (from 1 m to 40 m) and scene sizes. Thanks to different polarimetr...

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.

Events and Proceedings

Event Postponed to September 2021

Please be informed that the 10th ESA Advanced Training Course on Land RS: EO and AI for Forestry has been POSTPONED by one year. The course will still be held at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 20-24 September 2021.

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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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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

Using a data cube to assess changes in the Earth system

Scientists at ESA's ɸ-week showed how the Earth System Data Lab is making the task of understanding global change easier.

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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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ERS
Heritage Missions

ERS

The ERS programme was composed of two missions, ERS-1 and ERS-2, which together observed the Earth for 20 years, from 1991 to 2011.

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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

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 - 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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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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Earth Explorers

ALADIN

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

OTHER RESOURCES

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

DOCUMENT - General Reference

1 Mar 2019

DRAGON 2 Programme - Brochure 2009

The Dragon Programme is a cooperation between ESA and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the P.R. China. This brochure presents the activities undertaken since the formal start of the programme in April 2009, its background, objectives, partners and project themes. Download