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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

SPOT-5 Sentinel-2 Take-5 dataset

In analogy to the previous SPOT-4 Take-5 experiment, on 2 May 2015, SPOT-5 was placed in a 5 days cycle orbit. Thanks to this orbit, SPOT-5 now ...

Data Description

SPOT 4-5 Take5 ESA archive

At the end of SPOT-4 life, the Take5 experiment was launched and the satellite was moved to a lower orbit to obtain a 5 day repeat cycle, same r...

Data Description

SPOT1-5 ESA archive

The ESA SPOT1-5 collection is a dataset of SPOT-1 to 5 Panchromatic and Multispectral products that ESA collected over the years. The dataset ma...

Data Description

SPOT-6 and 7 full archive and tasking and SPOTMaps 2.5 dataset

The SPOT-6 and 7 satellies ensure data continuity with the no longer operational SPOT-5 satellite. SPOT-6 (launched in 2012) and SPOT-7 (launche...

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.

General News

SPOT 1 to 5 production now suspended

Following the news of 14 May 2020 Airbus will now suspend the production of SPOT 1 to 5 data.

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Operational News

ESA OTF dissemination - Maintenance on 23 July 2020

A software maintenance activity affecting the On-The-Fly (OTF) ESA data dissemination service infrastructure has been planned on 23 July 2020.

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Operational News

Release of Envisat MERIS 4th reprocessing data

The data from the 4th MERIS reprocessing has been released to users and is now freely available from the new ESA Online Dissemination Service for MERIS.

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General News

The Earthnet Programme: 40 years of evolution and future challenges

ESA's Earthnet Programme provided the initial means to access and exploit Earth Observation data.

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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

SPOT 1 to 5 production to be suspended

Airbus will suspend the production of SPOT 1 to 5 data until further notice at the end of May.

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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.

Envisat
Heritage Missions

Envisat

Envisat was ESA's successor to ERS. Envisat carried ten instruments aboard for a wide range of Earth observing fields. The mission was operational from 2002 to 2012.

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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

MIPAS QWG 45

The MIPAS Quality Working Group (QWG) meeting #45 took place from 28 to 30 October 2019, and was hosted by ESA in Frascati, Italy.

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EVENT - Meeting

MIPAS WebEx Teleconference 24 Sept 2019

The objective of this MIPAS QWG meeting was to provide validation results and share potential issues on L2v8.

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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 - Meeting

MIPAS WebEx Teleconference 19 July 2019

The objective of this MIPAS QWG meeting was to provide statistics and validation results on the latest reprocessing campaign and products.

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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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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

RUS training sessions

Research User Support (RUS) training includes face-to-face sessions and online webinars, mainly focused on hands-on exercises for the use of Copernicus Sentinel data. 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.

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Heritage Missions

GOMOS

GOMOS is a medium resolution spectrometer covering the wavelength range from 250 nm to 950 nm.

a-spectrometers-radiometers

Heritage Missions

GOME

GOME is a nadir-scanning ultraviolet & visible spectrometer for global monitoring of atmospheric Ozone

a-spectrometers-radiometers

Heritage Missions

ATSR-2

Used for measuring sea-surface temperatures, cloud-top temperatures and vegetation monitoring.

a-spectrometers-radiometers

Heritage Missions

ATSR-1

ATSR-1 instrument was used for measuring sea-surface temperatures and cloud-top temperatures and vegetation monitoring.

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.

SEN3EXP

SEN3EXP

The main objective of Sen3Exp (Sentinel-3 Experimental Campaign) was to provide a comprehensive dataset that covers all Sentinel-3 OLCI and SLSTR bands that is to be used for the algorithm prototype and ground segment processor development.

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THERMOPOLIS

THERMOPOLIS

The THERMOPOLIS 2009 campaign mainly served the DUE “Urban Heat islands (UHI) and Urban Thermography (UT) Project”

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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 - Technical Note

8 July 2020

MERIS-FR-4th-Processing-Quality-Assessment.pdf

This document describes the Processing quality assessment of MERIS-FR-4th Data Download