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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

WorldView-2 European Cities

ESA, in collaboration with European Space Imaging, has collected this WorldView-2 dataset covering the most populated areas in Europe at 40 cm r...

Data Description

WorldView-2 full archive and tasking

WorldView-2 products are available as part of the DigitalGlobe Standard Satellite Imagery products from the QuickBird, WorldView-1/-2/-3, and Ge...

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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...

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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...

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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Operational News

ESA OTF dissemination - Maintenance on 18 May 2020

A software maintenance activity affecting the On-The-Fly (OTF) ESA data dissemination service infrastructure has been planned on 18 May.

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Operational News

ESA TPM collection ‘Worldview-2 European Cities’ expanded

The WorldView-2 European Cities ESA dataset has been enriched with 3149 additional products.

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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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General News

Mission continuity

Long-term availability of Earth observation data from a given instrument is crucial to many data users and their research—but just how does it work?

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General News

Over 500K downloads for ESA's SNAP toolbox

Reflecting the growing use of Earth observation, a software toolbox that provide users with the tools they need to process satellite data has been downloaded more than 500,000 times in less than five years.

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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.

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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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 - Training

10th Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing EO and AI for Forestry

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing with the focus on Earth Observation and Artificial Intelligence for Forestry. The course will be held at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 20-24 September 2021.

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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

IGARSS 2019

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

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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 - 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 - Cal/Val activities

UV nadir viewing galleries

Atmospheric chemistry nadir observation from space now spans nearly forty years. The early UVN (UV nadir missions) mainly focused on measuring ozone. 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-scatterometers

Heritage Missions

SAR (ERS-2)

The SAR instrument aboard ERS-2 was capable of high precision change detection of surface heights.

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 - General Reference

21 Nov 2019

150327-RMA-01-status-cal-v2.pdf

Status of calibration activities Download