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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

WorldView-1 full archive and tasking

WorldView-1 products are available as part of the DigitalGlobe Standard Satellite Imagery products from the QuickBird, WorldView-1/-2/-3, and Ge...

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TropForest - ALOS, Deimos-1 & KOMPSAT-2 optical coverages over tropical forests

The objective of the ESA TropForest project was to create a harmonised geo-database of ready-to-use satellite imagery to support 2010 global for...

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WorldView-3 full archive and tasking

WorldView-3 products are available as part of the DigitalGlobe Standard Satellite Imagery products from the QuickBird, WorldView-1/-2/-3, and Ge...

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WorldView-2 European Cities

ESA, in collaboration with European Space Imaging, has collected this WorldView-2 dataset covering the most populated areas in Europe at 40 cm r...

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.

events and proceedings

Event Postponed to September 2021

Please be informed that the 10th ESA Advanced Training Course on Land RS: EO and AI for Forestry has been POSTPONED by one year. The course will still be held at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 20-24 September 2021.

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operational news

Aeolus set for Instrument Telescope Refocussing exercise

Aeolus’s telescope requires periodic collimation and refocussing. To this end, the Instrument Telescope Refocussing activity aims to improve the radiometric performance of the Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument (ALADIN)’s telescope by optimizing the throughput at the field stop, the smallest aperture where the return light has to pass. This is done through a change of the temperature settings on the telescope.

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general news

Around the world in eight balloons with Strateole-2

Strateole-2 is a French-US project supported by ESA that uses CNES superpressure balloons drifting around the globe to study the climate processes in the Tropical Tropopause Layer (TTL) and the lower stratosphere, helping Aeolus validation activities along the way.

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general news

Aeolus data now publicly available

Last week marked an exciting milestone for Aeolus. On 12 May, its wind data became publicly available.

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general news

Forty years of heritage data highlight warming European lakes

In the last decade, climate change has taken centre stage in both the public and scientific arenas, as increasingly extreme weather and human impact on the environment have become more apparent.

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announcement of opportunity

New CCI call for post-doctoral research fellowship proposals

ESA's Climate Change Initiative is pleased to announce a call for post-doctoral research fellowship proposals. Early-career researchers interested in the fields of earth observation and climate are invited to submit project proposals to implement leading-edge research that contributes to the aim of the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) programme.

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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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PROBA-V
earth watch

PROBA-V

The PROBA-V mission provides multispectral images to study the evolution of the vegetation cover on a daily and global basis.

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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

10th Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing EO and AI for Forestry

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing with the focus on Earth Observation and Artificial Intelligence for Forestry. The course will be held at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 20-24 September 2021.

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EVENT - meeting

Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the SMOS mission, a special event has been organised to look at the mission's contributions to science and research over the past decade.

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EVENT - conference

8th International Conference on Remote Sensing and geoinformation of environment

The 8th International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment (RSCy2020), due to take place from 16 to 18 March 2020, has been postponed until further notice.

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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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EVENT - workshop

SI-Traceable Space-based Climate Observing System Workshop

The SI-Traceable Space-based Climate Observing System Workshop was hosted by the UK Space Agency in London, UK from 9 to 11 September 2019.

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ACTIVITIES

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ACTIVITY - instrument characterisation and algorithm studies

ESA satellites and instruments calibration landing page

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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.

p-sr-spectrometers

Vegetation (VGT)

The main PROBA-V payload is the Vegetation sensor (VGT): a multispectral pushbroom spectrometer.

a-spectrometers-radiometers

MERIS

The MERIS instrument aboard Envisat was primarily dedicated to providing ocean colour measurements.

a-imaging-radars

ASAR

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

a-lidar-laser-sounders

ALADIN

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

OTHER RESOURCES

Browse through mission documentation and reports, and learn more about European Space Agency Earth Observation projects and opportunities.

DOCUMENT - General Reference

8 July 2020

Introduction-CryoSat-2-ICESat-2-Resonant-Orbits.pdf

This presentation describes the CRYO2ICE campaign. Download