THEMATIC AREA
INSTRUMENT TYPE
MISSION
INSTRUMENT
  • AATSR
  • ACC
  • ACE-FTS
  • AIRSAFE
  • ALADIN
  • AMI/SAR
  • AMI/Scatterometer
  • ASAR
  • ASCAT
  • ASM
  • ATLID
  • ATSR-1
  • ATSR-2
  • AVHRR
  • AVNIR-2
  • AwiFS
  • BBR
  • BGI
  • CER
  • CHRIS
  • CPR
  • CZCS
  • DORIS
  • EFI
  • EGG
  • EOC
  • ETM
  • FAI
  • FLORIS
  • GERB
  • GIS
  • GOME
  • GOME-2
  • GOMOS
  • GPSR
  • GRACE ACC
  • GRACE INTERFEROMETER
  • GRACE LRR
  • GRACE SCA
  • HiRAIS
  • HiRI
  • HIRS/2
  • HRC
  • HRG
  • HRS
  • HRV
  • HRVIR
  • IASI
  • IRM
  • LISS-3
  • LISS-4
  • LRR
  • LRR
  • MAESTRO
  • MERIS
  • MGF
  • MHS
  • MIPAS
  • MIRAS
  • MODIS
  • MSI
  • MSS
  • MWR
  • NAOMI
  • NMS
  • OCM-2
  • OLI
  • OMI
  • OPS
  • OSA
  • OSIRIS
  • PALSAR
  • PAN
  • PlanetScope Imager
  • PRARE
  • PRISM
  • RA
  • RA2/MWR
  • RRI
  • SAR
  • SCIAMACHY
  • SeaWiFS
  • SeaWinds
  • SEI
  • SENSE
  • SEVIRI
  • SIRAL
  • SkySat Camera
  • SLIM6
  • SMR
  • SSTI
  • Star Tracker
  • STR
  • STRATOS
  • TANSO-CAI
  • TANSO-FTS
  • TIRS
  • TM
  • TSX-1
  • VFM
  • VGT
  • WIF
  • WV1
  • WV6
  • X-SAR

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

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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SPOT-6 and 7 full archive and tasking and SPOTMaps 2.5 dataset

The SPOT-6 and 7 satellies ensure data continuity with the no longer operational SPOT-5 satellite. SPOT-6 (launched in 2012) and SPOT-7 (launche...

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IKONOS ESA archive

ESA maintains an archive of IKONOS Geo Ortho Kit data previously requested through the TPM scheme. The imagery products gathered from IKONOS are...

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GOSAT TANSO FTS and CAI full archive and new products

The TANSO-FTS instrument on-board GOSAT satellite features high optical throughput, fine spectral resolution, and a wide spectral coverage (from...

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

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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scientific highlights

Satellites providing clear picture of greenhouse gases

With increasing levels of greenhouse gases causing our climate to change, it is important to understand them.

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scientific highlights

New life for Landsat historical data

45 years of data, more than 1.8 million images, these are the numbers of an adventure started 48 years ago with the launch of the first Landsat satellite.

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scientific highlights

Aerosol spread from Australian fires

Ferocious bushfires have been sweeping across Australia since September 2019, fuelled by record-breaking temperatures, drought and wind. The country has always experienced fires, but this season has been horrific.

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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-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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ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

ACTIVITY - quality

Aeolus DISC

The Aeolus DISC is the core element in ESA's data quality framework for the Aeolus mission, comprised of an international expert consortium to study and improve the data quality of Aeolus products. 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

MERIS

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

a-spectrometers-radiometers

GOMOS

GOMOS is a medium resolution spectrometer covering the wavelength range from 250 nm to 950 nm.

a-lidar-laser-sounders

ALADIN

ALADIN, on board Aeolus, is a 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 - Product Handbook

6 Dec 2019

AVHRR-Handbook.pdf

The AVHRR user handbook provides details about the content of the consolidated and harmonised data set archived at ESA facilities. Download