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.

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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.

data download

Aeolus HTTPS

Download data from the Aeolus mission through the Aeolus Data Access service. The data is freely available without registration.

other

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

PAZ Full Archive and New Tasking

PAZ Image Products can be acquired in 8 image modes with flexible resolutions (from 1 m to 40 m) and scene sizes. Thanks to different polarimetr...

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

ESA's new service Data Cube is now available

ESA is pleased to announce the deployment of a new service, called Data Cube, enabling multi-temporal and pixel-based access to the data available in the European Space Agency dissemination services.

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general news

ESA's new service Data Cube is now available

ESA is pleased to announce the deployment of a new service, called Data Cube, enabling multi-temporal and pixel-based access to the data available in the European Space Agency dissemination services..

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general news

ESA’s Earth Observation Catalogue and its services

EO-CAT is the EO Catalogue tool allowing users to search ESA and Third Party Mission collections.

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scientific highlights

A Guide to Aeolus Range Bin Settings

Launched on 22 August 2018, Aeolus is the first satellite mission to acquire profiles of Earth’s wind on a global scale. After almost two years in space, its near-real time observations have been assimilated into the Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models of several European meteorological services, like ECMWF, Météo-France and DWD, and have proven crucial when the grounding of airplanes during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a sharp decrease in meteorological observations.

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announcement of opportunity

Announcement of Opportunity for Aeolus Cal/Val

An Announcement of Opportunity call is open for the Aeolus mission. Scientists, new groups and individuals are invited to participate in Aeolus Cal/Val throughout the mission lifetime.

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operational news

Aeolus and ALOS dissemination system maintenance on 31 July 2020

The Aeolus and ALOS dissemination systems will undergo maintenance on the morning of 31 July.

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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.

Aeolus
earth explorers

Aeolus

The Aeolus mission provides global observations of wind profiles from space to improve the quality of weather forecasts, and to advance our understanding of atmospheric dynamics and climate processes.

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PAZ
third party missions

PAZ

The PAZ (Spanish for “peace”) satellite, operates as a constellation alongside TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X.

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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 - workshop

Aeolus Cal/Val and Science Workshop

The ESA organised Aeolus Cal/Val workshop will take place as a virtual workshop and will be co-hosted by EUMETSAT and the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

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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 - analysis

ESA PDGS Jupyter Notebook

A series of Jupyter Notebooks are made available for the users, in order to understand how to exploit the API that provides the data access service for different types of datasets included in the ESA PDGS datacube. Read more

ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

ACTIVITY - quality

Aeolus DISC

The Aeolus DISC is the core element in ESA's data quality framework for the Aeolus mission, comprised of an international expert consortium to study and improve the data quality of Aeolus products. 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-lidar-laser-sounders

ALADIN

ALADIN, on board Aeolus, is a Direct Detection Doppler Wind Lidar operating in the ultraviolet range.

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.

Wind Val I

Wind Val I

The objectives for this campaign in 2015 were derived from results, experience and lessons learnt from the last airborne campaign in 2009.

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Wind Val II

Wind Val II

The objectives for the WindVal II campaign in 2016 were derived from the results, experience and lessons learnt from these last airborne campaigns in 2009 and 2015.

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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

22 June 2011

Long-Term-Database-lidar-measurements

This report describes the establishment of a long-term aerosol and cloud database from ground-based lidar network measurements taken in the frame of EARLINET and the CALIPSO satellite. Download