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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

CryoSat products

CryoSat's primary payload is the SAR/Interferometric Radar Altimeter (SIRAL) which has extended capabilities to meet the measurement requirement...

Data Catalogues

EO CAT

EO CAT is the Next Generation Earth Observation system designed to manage end-user Earth Observation services.

Data Catalogues

FedEO

FedEO provides a unique entry point to a number of scientific catalogues and services for, but not limited to, European and Canadian missions.

Data Download

CryoSat Science Server HTTPS

Download data from the CryoSat mission through the CryoSat Science Server. The data is freely available without registration.

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

2016 CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data now available

The reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data for 2016 has now been published on the Science Server.

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Operational News

2015 CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data now available

The reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data for all of 2015 has now been published on the Science Server.

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General News

New CryoSat BUFR products for the meteorological community

From 11 May new CryoSAT NOP data will be disseminated by ESA to the Italian MetOffice.

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General News

Systematic swath elevation and monthly DEMs over the Greenland Ice Sheet margin from CryoSat

The CryoTEMPO-EOLIS (Elevation Over Land Ice from Swath), the first of the CryoTEMPO products, is now available.

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General News

New Earth Online Newsletter

Stay up to date with the latest news in our newsletter.

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Operational News

Updated CryoSat magnetometer data now available

An improved version of the CryoSat magnetic field data (version 0103) is now available.

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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.

CryoSat
Earth Explorers

CryoSat

CryoSat determines variations in the thickness of continental ice sheets and marine ice cover. Europe's first ice mission is an advanced radar altimeter specifically designed to monitor the most dynamic sections of Earth's cryosphere.

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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

CryoSat 10th Anniversary Science Conference

The conference focuses on the latest scientific results from the mission, it is also a celebration of the remarkable contribution that CryoSat has made to our understanding of the cryosphere and its role in the Earth system and the climate, and in turn, the impacts on society.

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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

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

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 - Conference

EGU General Assembly 2019

The European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly 2019 took place in Vienna from 7 - 12 April 2019.

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EVENT - Conference

User Consultation for Infrastructures Planning and Monitoring Conference 2019

ESA hosted a joint DLR/ESA user consultation for infrastructures planning and monitoring conference on 26 and 27 February 2019.

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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

VtCryoSat

VtCryoSat is a tool for easily browsing and downloading CryoSat products through an interactive and graphical web interface. Read more

ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

ACTIVITY - Instrument characterisation and algorithm studies

ESA satellites and instruments calibration landing page

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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

SIRAL

SIRAL (SAR Interferometer Radar Altimeter) is the primary instrument onboard ESA's CryoSat mission.

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.

PolarGap

PolarGap

The primary objective of the PolarGap campaign was to carry out an airborne gravity survey covering the southern polar gap of the gravity field mission GOCE, beyond the coverage of the GOCE orbit.

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CryoVEx 2003

CryoVEx 2003

The CryoVEx (CryoSat Validation EXperiment) 2003 campaign was a first comprehensive Arctic Ocean airborne and surface campaign, in support of the ESA satellite CryoSat, planned for launch late 2004.

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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 - Product Handbook

25 Apr 2020

CryoTEMPO-Thematic-Product-Handbook.pdf

The CryoTEMPO Product Handbook describes the operational products, a point cloud product containing the elevations derived using a swath processing algorithm and a gridded product with elevations at regularly spaced points on a grid. Download