THEMATIC AREA

Data

Discover and download the Earth observation data you need from the broad catalogue of missions the European Space Agency operate and support.

other

EO-SSO registration

Learn how to register an EO-SSO account, which is required to access some data and submit proposals for data.

data description

ERS-1/2 Radar Altimeter REAPER METEO Product - [ERS_ALT_2M]

This is a RA Meteo product containing only the 1 Hz parameters for altimeter (surface range, satellite altitude, wind speed and significant wave...

data description

ERS-1/2 Radar Altimeter REAPER Sensor Geophysical Data Record - SGDR [ERS_ALT_2S]

This is a RA Sensor Geophysical Data Record (SDGR) product containing all of the parameters found in the REAPER GDR product (ERS_ALT_2_) with th...

data description

ERS-1/2 Radar Altimeter REAPER Geophysical Data Record - GDR [ERS_ALT_2]

This is a RA Geophysical Data Record (GDR) product containing radar range, orbital altitude, wind speed, wave height and water vapour from the A...

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

CRYO2ICE Orbit Raising Campaign: Data Quality Status

During the CRYO2ICE Orbit Raising Campaign, the CryoSat QC team monitored data production between the orbit manoeuvres and performed detailed checks of all Near Real Time (NRT) data generated.

Read more

operational news

SIRAL measurements continue during CRYO2ICE

On 16 July, ESA is kicking off its CRYO2ICE campaign that aims to raise CryoSat-2's orbit by approximately 900 metres, bringing it in sync with NASA's ICESat-2.

Read more

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.

Read more

operational news

Complete CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed dataset now available

We're pleased to inform the CryoSat scientific community that the full reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data are now available on the Science Server for download

Read more

general news

2018 CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data now available

Reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data for all of 2018 is now available.

Read more

general news

2017 CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data available

The reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data for all of 2017 is now available for download.

Read more

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.

Read more
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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

EVENT - conference

IGARSS 2019

World-class scientists, engineers and educators in geoscience and remote sensing gathered in Yokohama, Japan, for the 39th annual IGARSS symposium.

Read more

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.

Read more

EVENT - conference

EGU General Assembly 2019

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

Read more

TOOLS & TOOLBOXES

Find the tools you need to visualise, analyse and process the European Space Agency's Earth observation data.

TOOLS - analysis

Sentinel-1 Toolbox

The Sentinel-1 Toolbox consists of: processing tools, data product readers and writers and a display and analysis application to support the archive of SAR data from ESA and 3rd party missions. Read more

ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

ACTIVITY - instrument characterisation and algorithm studies

ESA satellites and instruments calibration landing page

ESA satellites and instruments calibration landing page 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.

a-positioning-navigation

PRARE (ERS-2)

Precise Range And Range-Rate Equipment (PRARE) was a microwave tracking system for the measurement of satellite to ground range and range rate.

a-positioning-navigation

LRR (ERS-2)

An optical device for accurate satellite tracking from the ground to support instrument data evaluation

scatterometers

WS (ERS-2)

The ERS-2 Wind Scatterometer obtained information on wind speed and direction at the sea surface.

a-spectrometers-radiometers

MWR (ERS-2)

Used for measurement of the integrated atmospheric water vapour column & cloud liquid water content

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.

CryoVEx AEM

CryoVEx AEM

CryoVEX 2014 performed measurements over the Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean north of Canada (Ellesmere Island) and Greenland. Airborne surveys and ground‐based snow and ice measurements were performed.

Read more
CryoVEx Ant 2014 to 2015

CryoVEx Ant 2014 to 2015

The aim of CryoVEx ANT 2014 to 2015 was to perform altimeter measurements at a designated validation site in the vicinity of the Schirmacher Oasis, near Kohnen and Neumayer as well as in the Pine Island Glacier drainage basin.

Read more

OTHER RESOURCES

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

DOCUMENT - General Reference

8 July 2020

Introduction-CryoSat-2-ICESat-2-Resonant-Orbits.pdf

This presentation describes the CRYO2ICE campaign. Download