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.

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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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-...

data description

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.

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 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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operational 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, including Heritage Missions (HM), Third-Party Missions (TPM) and Earth Explorer (EE) data.

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general news

Spire data now open to users

Following the submission of a project proposal, data from the Spire mission are now available.

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operational news

ESA data dissemination service maintenance on 28 September 2020

A software maintenance activity affecting various instances of ESA’s data dissemination service infrastructure has been planned on Monday 28 September 2020.

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operational news

Earth Online maintenance on 24 September

A scheduled maintenance activity will take place on Earth Online from 07:00 to 11:00 (UTC+1) on 24 September.

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events and proceedings

Φ-week taking off soon

Φ-week, the third edition of the annual event focusing on innovation in Earth Observation, will be a virtual event taking place the week of 28 September to 2 October.

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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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Swarm
earth explorers

Swarm

Swarm is dedicated to creating a highly detailed survey of the Earth’s geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution as well as the electric field in the atmosphere using a constellation of three identical satellites.

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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 - meeting

EGU General Assembly 2024

EGU General Assembly will bring together geoscientists 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 2023

The American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting features talks and panels covering a diverse range of Earth and space science and science-society topics.

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EVENT - meeting

EGU General Assembly 2023

The EGU General Assembly will bring together geoscientists 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 2022

The American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting features talks and panels covering a diverse range of Earth and space science and science-society topics.

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EVENT - meeting

EGU General Assembly 2022

EGU General Assembly 2022 will bring together geoscientists 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 2021

The American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting features talks and panels covering a diverse range of Earth and space science and science-society topics.

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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

EVDC Orbit Prediction Tool

The EVDC Orbit Prediction and Overpass Tool generates and visualises satellite's overpasses. 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.

a-spectrometers-radiometers

Thematic Mapper (TM)

The Thematic Mapper (TM) was a multispectral scanning radiometer on Landsat 4 and Landsat 5.

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Return-Beam Vidicon (RBV)

The Return-Beam Vidicon (RBV) instrument was flown on board the Landsat 1 to 3 satellites.

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Multi Spectral Scanner (MSS)

The Multi Spectral Scanner (MSS) instrument was carried aboard the Landsat 1 to 5 satellites.

p-sr-spectrometers

Vegetation (VGT)

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

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 - Conference Presentation - Poster

29 Sept 2020

4-Field-experiments-SAR-detection-film-slicks.pdf

Field experiments on SAR detection of film slicks Stanislav Ermakov(Institute of Applied Physics, Russia) Download