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.

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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.

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ERS PRARE FTP

Download ERS PRARE orbit products through the ESA Online Dissemination System. The data is freely available to registered users.

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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.

data description

Envisat SCIAMACHY Geo-located atmospheric spectra [SCI_NL__1P]

This data product covers geo-located, radiometrically and spectrally calibrated limb and nadir radiance spectra for Nadir, Limb, and Occultation...

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

What are Heritage missions?

Learn more about ESA’s EO Heritage missions in our new infographic.

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announcement of opportunity

Announcement of Opportunity for G-POD

ESA is offering all scientists the possibility to perform bulk processing and/or validation of their own algorithms exploiting the large ESA Earth-observation archive.

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operational news

ESA OTF dissemination - Maintenance on 23 July 2020

A software maintenance activity affecting the On-The-Fly (OTF) ESA data dissemination service infrastructure has been planned on 23 July 2020.

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operational news

Release of Envisat MERIS 4th reprocessing data

The data from the 4th MERIS reprocessing has been released to users and is now freely available from the new ESA Online Dissemination Service for MERIS.

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general news

The Earthnet Programme: 40 years of evolution and future challenges

ESA's Earthnet Programme provided the initial means to access and exploit Earth Observation data.

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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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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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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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ERS

The ERS programme was composed of two missions, ERS-1 and ERS-2, which together observed the Earth for 20 years, from 1991 to 2011.

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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

MIPAS QWG 45

The MIPAS Quality Working Group (QWG) meeting #45 took place from 28 to 30 October 2019, and was hosted by ESA in Frascati, Italy.

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EVENT - meeting

MIPAS WebEx Teleconference 24 Sept 2019

The objective of this MIPAS QWG meeting was to provide validation results and share potential issues on L2v8.

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EVENT - conference

IGARSS 2019

World-class scientists, engineers and educators in geoscience and remote sensing gathered in Yokohama, Japan, for the 39th annual IGARSS symposium.

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EVENT - meeting

MIPAS WebEx Teleconference 19 July 2019

The objective of this MIPAS QWG meeting was to provide statistics and validation results on the latest reprocessing campaign and products.

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EVENT - conference

Living Planet Symposium 2019

ESA's Living Planet Symposia are amongst the biggest Earth observation conferences in the world. The events see scientists present their latest findings on Earth's environment and climate.

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EVENT - workshop

EO Level1 Lessons Learned Workshop

As a result of a recommendation at the Atmospheric Composition Validation and Evolution workshop held on 13-15 March 2013, representatives from the atmospheric composition and optical Level 1 communities participated in a meeting in June 2013 to discuss how to integrate the latest findings on Level 1 activities into the upcoming reprocessing campaigns of ERS1/ERS-2/Envisat and to support scientific research, the EO applications and exploitation community, ESA programmes, to prepare for the Sentinels operations phase and draw together lessons learned for future missions. The presentations and the meeting report are available below.

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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 - 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.

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LRR (Envisat)

The LRR instrument aboard Envisat was used to accurately determine the orbital height of the satellite.

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DORIS

DORIS was used to determine the precise location of Envisat in orbit.

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PRARE (ERS-1)

The Precise Range And Range-Rate Equipment (PRARE) was a microwave tracking system on board the ERS-1 mission.

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LRR (ERS-1)

An optical device for accurate satellite tracking from the ground to support instrument data evaluation

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.

THERMOPOLIS

THERMOPOLIS

The THERMOPOLIS 2009 campaign mainly served the DUE “Urban Heat islands (UHI) and Urban Thermography (UT) Project”

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SEN3EXP

SEN3EXP

The main objective of Sen3Exp (Sentinel-3 Experimental Campaign) was to provide a comprehensive dataset that covers all Sentinel-3 OLCI and SLSTR bands that is to be used for the algorithm prototype and ground segment processor development.

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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 - Technical Note

8 July 2020

MERIS-FR-4th-Processing-Quality-Assessment.pdf

This document describes the Processing quality assessment of MERIS-FR-4th Data Download