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  • Activity - Projects

    Activity - Projects

    Dragon 2 Cooperation Programme

    The Dragon Programme is a joint undertaking between ESA and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China designed to encourage increased exploitation of ESA and Chinese Earth Observation satellite data within China.

  • Event - Training

    Event - Training

    2nd Advanced Training Course on Ocean Remote Sensing 2009

    This advanced training course focused on ocean remote sensing theory and applications.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    ERS' Contribution to Altimetry

    Satellite radar altimetry missions have transformed the way we see Earth and its oceans. Using the ranging capability of radars, they measure the surface topography profile along a satellite’s track.

  • News - Data Release news

    News - Data Release news

    New reprocessing of datasets celebrates 30 years of ERS

    The ERS programme celebrated its 30th anniversary on 17 July. Today, we are still exploiting ERS data and experts continue to work on improving the altimeter, radiometer and SAR data the programme acquired.

  • News - Maintenance News

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance 22 July 2021

    A planned software maintenance will affect ESA's data dissemination services on 22 July 2021.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    ERS Heritage Data allow for 30 years of science

    At their time of launch thirty years ago, the two ERS satellites were the most sophisticated Earth observation spacecraft ever developed and launched by Europe.

  • Tools - Apps

    Tools - Apps

    Heritage Missions app for iOS

    Download the Heritage Missions application to discover what the missions were about, how it worked and what the elements of the space and ground segment that make these missions unique.

  • Tools - Apps

    Tools - Apps

    Heritage Missions app for Android

    Download the Heritage Missions application to discover what the missions were about, how it worked and what the elements of the space and ground segment that make these missions unique.

  • Document - Product Specifications

    Document - Product Specifications

    wind-scatterometer-processing-requirements-from-sigma-nought-triplets-to-dealiased-wind.pdf

    This document defines the ground processing algorithms for the ERS-1 AMI wind mode (Scatterometer) from the sigma nought triplets to the wind speed and direction, including the wind retrieval and the ambiguity removal processing.

  • Document - Publication - Paper

    Document - Publication - Paper

    Calibration strategy for ERS scatterometer data reprocessing.pdf

    Paper included in the Proceedings of SPIE Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Sea Ice 2005 - vol.5977- Brugge (Belgium): Calibration strategy for ERS scatterometer data reprocessing. WS Cal/Val.

  • Instrument - Laser Ranging

    Instrument - Laser Ranging

    LRR ERS

    The Laser Retro-Reflector (LRR), on board the ERS-1 and ERS-2 missions, was an optical device for accurate satellite tracking from the ground to support instrument data evaluation.

  • Instrument - Scatterometers

    Instrument - Scatterometers

    SAR (ERS)

    The Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) instrument aboard ERS-1 and ERS-2 was capable of high precision change detection of surface heights.

  • Instrument - Scatterometers

    Instrument - Scatterometers

    WS

    The Wind Scatterometer (WS) instrument, on board the ERS-1 and ERS-2 missions, obtained information on wind speed and direction over the sea surface.

  • Document - Product Cal/Val Plan/Report

    Document - Product Cal/Val Plan/Report

    ECMWF Report on ERS-2 scatterometer - cycle 74

    ECMWF Report on ers-2 scatterometer for cycle 74

  • Document - Product Cal/Val Plan/Report

    Document - Product Cal/Val Plan/Report

    ECMWF Report on ERS-2 scatterometer - cycle 53

    ECMWF Report on ers-2 scatterometer for cycle 53

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    ERS-2 SCATTEROMETER Surface Soil Moisture Time Series and Orbit product in High and Nominal Resolution [SSM.H/N.TS - SSM.H/N]

    Surface soil moisture records are derived from the backscatter coefficient measured by the Scatterometer on-board the European Remote Sensing sa...

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    ERS-1/2 SCATTEROMETER Nominal Resolution back-scattering measurements, Ocean Wind field [UWI]

    The ERS data reprocessed with the ASPS facility is also available in the UWI format to maintain the compatibility with the FD (Fast Delivery) pr...

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    ERS-1/2 SAR IM L0 [SAR_IM__0P]

    This SAR Level 0 product is acquired in Image Mode. The products consist of the SAR telemetry data and are supplied as standard scenes. It also ...

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    ERS-1/2 SAR IM Medium Resolution L1 [SAR_IMM_1P]

    This ERS Medium Resolution stripline product is generated from the Image Mode Level 0 Product. Stripline image products contain image data for a...

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    ERS-1/2 SCATTEROMETER Ocean Wind field and Sea Ice probability [ASPS20.H/ASPS20.N]

    Surface soil moisture records are derived from the backscatter coefficient measured by the Scatterometer on-board the European Remote Sensing sa...