THEMATIC AREA
INSTRUMENT TYPE

Data

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

data catalogues

ESA PDGS Data Cube

ESA's new service Data cube is now available and accessible with a valid SSO account

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Data registration and proposals profile

Access your profile to see your requested data products or registrations and proposals you have submitted. An active EO-SSO account is required.

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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 CHRIS Level 1A

CHRIS stands for Compact High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer. It was launched aboard ESA's Proba-1 satellite on 22 October 2001 and provides hy...

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

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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general news

Proba-1 view of the Great Pyramids

A view looking north to south of Egypt's famous Giza Pyramid Complex, as seen by ESA's PROBA-1 minisatellite on 6 January 2018.

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scientific highlights

Proba-1 view of Guam

A cloud-specked view of the US territory of Guam in the western Pacific Ocean, as seen by ESA's Proba-1 microsatellite, launched 16 years ago.

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scientific highlights

Proba-1 sets new record

Originally designed as a two-year mission and launched 22 October 2001, Proba-1 is still going strong, providing valuable hyper-spectral data.

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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.

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third party missions

PROBA-1

PROBA-1 is a technology demonstration satellite that later became an operational Earth observation mission.

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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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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

Advanced Ocean Synergy Training Course

An Advanced Ocean Synergy Training Course organised by ESA will be held in Chania, Crete, Greece from 4 to 8 November 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 - analysis

Sentinel-3 Toolbox

The Sentinel-3 Toolbox (S3TBX) consists of a set of visualisation, analysis and processing tools for the exploitation of OLCI and SLSTR data. 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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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.

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CHRIS

Compact High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer provides data of spectral reflectances.

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AATSR

The AATSR instrument aboard Envisat was primarily designed to measure Sea Surface Temperature.

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.

SPARC

SPARC

ESA's SPectra bARrax Campaign (SPARC) activity was part of the preparatory study for a proposed ESA Earth Explorer mission called SPECTRA. The objective was to collect a CHRIS/PROBA reference dataset for SPECTRA-related studies.

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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 - Product Handbook

22 Sept 2020

AATSR-product-handbook.pdf

The purpose of this User Guide is to introduce users to the capabilities of the AATSR instrument and its data products. It provides a brief overview of the instrument , the geophysical measurements it retrieves and the measurement principles employed. Download