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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 ...

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Envisat MERIS Full Resolution Full Swath - Level 2 [MER_FRS_2P]

MERIS MER_FRS_2P is a Full-Resolution Geophysical Product for Ocean, Land and Atmosphere. The product is also specific to Water Leaving Radiance...

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MERIS Level 3 Demonstration Products

MERIS is a 68.5 degree field-of-view pushbroom imaging spectrometer that measures the solar radiation reflected by the Earth, at a ground spatia...

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Envisat MERIS Full Resolution Full Swath - Level 1 [MER_FRS_1P]

The MERIS Level 1b product is given in radiance units [W sr-1 m-2 micrometers-1] after scaling. The in-band reference irradiances for the 15 MER...

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.

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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General News

Forty years of heritage data highlight warming European lakes

In the last decade, climate change has taken centre stage in both the public and scientific arenas, as increasingly extreme weather and human impact on the environment have become more apparent.

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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.

Envisat
Heritage Missions

Envisat

Envisat was ESA's successor to ERS. Envisat carried ten instruments aboard for a wide range of Earth observing fields. The mission was operational from 2002 to 2012.

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NOAA
Third Party Missions

NOAA

NOAA's AVHRR sensor is carried on the POES mission, a constellation of polar orbiting weather satellites.

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ACTIVITIES

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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