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.

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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

Proba-V 1Km, 333m, and 100m products

The Proba-V VEGETATION Raw products (L1C/P) and synthesis products (S1 = daily, S5 = 5 days, S10 = decade) ensure coverage of all significant la...

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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.

operational news

New experimental phase for PROBA-V

PROBA-V has begun a new experimental phase that will continue through to October 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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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

Special PROBA-V microsite

See some of the accomplishments of the PROBA-V mission in a special microsite developed by VITO.

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general news

Did you know? New Proba-V infographic

ESA's vegetation-monitoring mission - Proba-V - will end operations in June 2020 after seven 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.

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

PROBA-V QWG meeting 11

The PROBA-V QWG meeting 11 took place from 25 to 26 June 2020.

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EVENT - meeting

PROBA-V QWG meeting 10

The 10th PROBA-V Quality Working Group (QWG) meeting took place in Antwerp, Belgium on 23 and 24 October 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 - meeting

PROBA-V QWG meeting 9

The 9th Proba-V QWG took place in Brussels on 17th - 18th Apr, 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 - visualisation

EVDC Orbit Prediction Tool

The EVDC Orbit Prediction and Overpass Tool generates and visualises satellite's overpasses. 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.

p-sr-spectrometers

Vegetation (VGT)

The main PROBA-V payload is the Vegetation sensor (VGT): a multispectral pushbroom spectrometer.

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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.

OTHER RESOURCES

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

DOCUMENT - Product Cal/Val Plan/Report

10 Dec 2019

PV-LAC-ATMO-validation-report-v2.pdf

PV-LAC Aerosol Optical Thickness and Surface Reflectance Validation Report v2 Download