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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GOSAT-2 TANSO FTS-2 and CAI-2 full archive and new products

The TANSO-FTS-2 (Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Fourier Transform Spectrometer-2) instrument is an high-resolution 5-...

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Spire live and historical data

The data collected by Spire has a diverse range of applications, from analysis of global trade patterns and commodity flows to aircraft routing ...

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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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ERS PRARE FTP

Download ERS PRARE orbit products through the ESA Online Dissemination System. The data is freely available to registered users.

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.

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 G-POD

ESA is offering all scientists the possibility to perform bulk processing and/or validation of their own algorithms exploiting the large ESA Earth-observation archive.

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operational news

CRYO2ICE Orbit Raising Campaign: Data Quality Status

During the CRYO2ICE Orbit Raising Campaign, the CryoSat QC team monitored data production between the orbit manoeuvres and performed detailed checks of all Near Real Time (NRT) data generated.

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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

SIRAL measurements continue during CRYO2ICE

On 16 July, ESA is kicking off its CRYO2ICE campaign that aims to raise CryoSat-2's orbit by approximately 900 metres, bringing it in sync with NASA's ICESat-2.

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general news

CRYO2ICE is now on Earth Online

On 16 July, ESA is kicking off the CRYO2ICE campaign that will raise the orbit of its CryoSat-2 satellite to periodically align with NASA’s ICESat-2.

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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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CryoSat
earth explorers

CryoSat

CryoSat determines variations in the thickness of continental ice sheets and marine ice cover. Europe's first ice mission is an advanced radar altimeter specifically designed to monitor the most dynamic sections of Earth's cryosphere.

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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 - conference

CryoSat 10th Anniversary Science Conference

The conference focuses on the latest scientific results from the mission, it is also a celebration of the remarkable contribution that CryoSat has made to our understanding of the cryosphere and its role in the Earth system and the climate, and in turn, the impacts on society.

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EVENT - meeting

MicroRad 2020

The 16th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad 2020) will be held from 16 to 20 November 2020 at the Santa Apollonia Auditorium in Florence, Italy.

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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

IGARSS 2020

The 2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (IGARSS) virtual symposium will take place 26 September - 2 October 2020. This year's main theme is "Remote Sensing: Global Perspectives for Local Solutions".

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EVENT - conference

EGU General Assembly 2020

This meeting has been replaced by EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online initiative, a series of online activities. The EGU General Assembly aims to bring Geo-Scientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences.

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EVENT - meeting

AGU Fall Meeting 2019

The 2019 AGU Fall Meeting offered the opportunity to participate in AGU's centennial presentations and special events that brought to life the past, present and the future of AGU's science.

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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

SMOS Global Mapping Tool

The SMOS Global Mapping Tool (GMT) is useful for plotting the SMOS data into a single global geographical map. Read more

ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

ACTIVITY - quality

ESC Geomagnetic Conditions

The overall objective of the ESC Geomagnetic Conditions - definition and development activities work is to ensure operational and development activities within the Geomagnetic Conditions Expert Service Centre (G-ESC) of ESA's Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Space Weather (SWE) network. 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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LRR (Envisat)

The LRR instrument aboard Envisat was used to accurately determine the orbital height of the satellite.

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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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PRARE (ERS-1)

The Precise Range And Range-Rate Equipment (PRARE) was a microwave tracking system on board the ERS-1 mission.

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LRR (ERS-2)

An optical device for accurate satellite tracking from the ground to support instrument data evaluation

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.

CryoVEx Ant 2014 to 2015

CryoVEx Ant 2014 to 2015

2014 - 2015

The aim of CryoVEx Ant 2014 to 2015 was to perform altimeter measurements at a designated validation site in the vicinity of the Schirmacher Oasis, near Kohnen and Neumayer as well as in the Pine Island Glacier drainage basin.

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CryoVEx 2012

CryoVEx 2012

2012

In continuation of the CryoVEx campaign in 2011, ESA initiated a second Arctic post-launch campaign in 2012 to further calibrate and validate CryoSat data products.

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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

19 Aug 2020

CRYO2ICE-Orbit-Raising-Summary.pdf

This document provides a summary of the quality checking performed for the CRYO2ICE orbit raising campaign for CryoSat. Download