THEMATIC AREA
INSTRUMENT TYPE
MISSION

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

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...

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Envisat ASAR Wave Imagette Cross Spectra L1 [ASA_WVS_P]

This ASAR Wave product is extracted from the combined SLC and Cross Spectra product ASA_WVI_1P generated from data collected when the instrument...

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Envisat ASAR WM Ocean Wave Spectra L2 [ASA_WVW_2P]

This ASAR Wave Mode product is created by inverting the cross-spectra computed from inter-look processing of the SLC wave imagettes to derive th...

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Envisat ASAR AP Cross-polar H L0 [ASA_APH_0P]

This ASAR Alternating Polarization Level 0 (Cross polar H) product contains time-ordered AISP corresponding to one of the three possible polaris...

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

Modelling tides in the Arctic Ocean

A new tidal model produced using ESA satellite data may shed some light on Arctic Ocean tides.

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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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operational news

Envisat-ERS (A)SAR - Enhanced Dissemination Service

ESA is pleased to announce the release of several new features as part of the ESA On-The-Fly data processing and dissemination service.

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scientific highlights

Satellite Radar Altimetry: past and future

Satellite radar altimetry measurements yield a wealth of information that can be used for a wide range of applications.

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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.

PROBA-1
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 - processing

HDFclean

HDFclean is a program for reprocessing images stored in the HDF file format. The intended use is to tidy up images of the Earth captured by the CHRIS hyper-spectral imager onboard the PROBA satellite 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.

a-spectrometers-radiometers

CHRIS

Compact High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer provides data of spectral reflectances.

a-imaging-radars

ASAR

ASAR ensures continuity with the image mode (SAR) and the wave mode of the ERS-1/2 AMI.

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 - Proceedings

1 Mar 2019

Envisat Calibration Review

Proceedings of the Envisat Calibration Review held from 9-13 September 2002 at ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Download