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  • Agriculture
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      • Afforestation/Reforestation
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    • Invasive Species
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    • Soils
      • Carbon
      • Organic Matter
      • Permafrost
      • Soil Classification
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      • Soil Texture
  • Atmosphere
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  • Biosphere
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    • Atmospheric Indicators
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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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EO-SSO registration

Learn how to register an EO-SSO account, which is required to access some data and submit proposals for data.

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Swarm Ionosphere/Magnetosphere

Spherical harmonic model of the large-scale magnetospheric field and its Earth-induced counterpart, spherical harmonic model of the daily geomag...

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Swarm Geodesy/Gravity

Monthly gravity field of the Earth, non-gravitational accelerations

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Swarm Core

Spherical harmonic model of the main (core) field and its temporal variation

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

Improved Swarm IPDxIRR_2F products now available

An improved version of the Swarm IPDxIRR Level-2 product (version 0301) is now available.

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Long-term quality assessment of Swarm L1B data

A technical note describing the Swarm L1B data quality is now available.

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operational news

Swarm Alpha: Scalar magnetic field data not available from 17 to 19 April 2020

Due to an issue detected in the Swarm L1B data processing chain, the magnetic field intensity derived from the ASM instrument and stored in MAGx_LR_1B and MAGx_CA_1B products for Swarm Alpha is set to zero from 17 to 19 April 2020.

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scientific highlights

Gravity Field Models from Swarm data

In addition to its geomagnetic objectives, GPS receivers onboard Swarm can and have already been exploited to measure temporal variations in Earth's global gravity field.

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Swarm thermo-optical properties of the satellites document updated

The Swarm document on the thermo-optical properties of the satellites provides tables and technical drawings for aerodynamic and radiation pressure modelling.

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Monitoring Earth’s skin heat for crops and climate

A bright red twin-engined aircraft, equipped with ultra-high-resolution thermal imaging technology has been scouring the agricultural heartlands

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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.

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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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IRS-P6 (ResourceSat-1)
third party missions

IRS-P6 (ResourceSat-1)

IRS-P6 (also known as ResourceSat-1) launched on 17 October 2003 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre by the Indian PSLV-C5, and came to an end on 30 September 2013.

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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.

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Fluorescence (FLEX) 2019

FLEX 2019 took place in Davos, Switzerland from 5 to 8 March 2019. The meeting consisted of a series of events addressing remote sensing of vegetation fluorescence.

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TOOLS & TOOLBOXES

Find the tools you need to visualise, analyse and process the European Space Agency's Earth observation data.

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EVDC Orbit Prediction Tool

The EVDC Orbit Prediction and Overpass Tool generates and visualises satellite's overpasses. 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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ACC (Swarm)

The Accelerometer measures the Swarm satellite’s non-gravitational acceleration in its respective orbit.

OTHER RESOURCES

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

DOCUMENT - Availability Report

16 June 2020

Swarm-instrument-unavailability.pdf

This report details all of the times the Swarm instruments have been unavailable. Download