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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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

GRACE-A and GRACE-B Level 1B, Level 1B combined and Level 2 Data Products

GRACE-A and GRACE-B Level-1B Data Product Satellite clock solution [GA-OG-1B-CLKDAT, GB-OG-1B-CLKDAT, GRACE CLKDAT]: Offset of the satellite rec...

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GRACE FTP

Download data from the GRACE mission through the ISDC FTP server for GRACE. The data is freely available without registration.

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

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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general news

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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scientific highlights

ESA's Earth Explorers surpassing expectations

In this video, learn how each Earth Explorer mission is contributing to Earth science, and changing the way we look at our beloved planet.

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general news

Thales Alenia Space leads the build of photosynthesis mission

A new contract seals the deal for Thales Alenia Space to lead the consortium that is building ESA's photosynthesis mission: FLEX.

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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.

NOAA POES
third party missions

NOAA POES

NOAA's AVHRR sensor is carried on the POES mission, a constellation of polar orbiting weather satellites.

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FLEX
earth explorers

FLEX

The FLEX mission will provide global maps of vegetation fluorescence, which can be converted into an indicator of photosynthetic activity.

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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 - workshop

Workshop on International Cooperation in Spaceborne Imaging Spectroscopy

The Workshop on International Cooperation in Spaceborne Imaging Spectroscopy took place from 9 to 11 July 2019 in Frascati, Italy.

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EVENT - conference

27th IUGG General Assembly

The 27th IUGG General Assembly offered the opportunity for participants from Canada and from around the world to come together and share their science and culture.

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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 - meeting

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.

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

DynamicEarth - SPP 1788

DynamicEarth - SPP 1788 Priority Programme is a project to quantify terrestrial transport mechanisms and solar-terrestrial interactions, and build on data from satellites on low-Earth orbits. Read more

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.

SPARC

SPARC

ESA's SPectra bARrax Campaign (SPARC) activity was part of the preparatory study for a proposed ESA Earth Explorer mission called SPECTRA. The objective was to collect a CHRIS/PROBA reference dataset for SPECTRA-related studies.

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FLEX-US

FLEX-US

The primary goal of the 2013 joint ESA/NASA airborne campaign was to record an unprecedented FLEX-like dataset containing maps of sun-induced fluorescence, hyperspectral reflectance, surface temperature, and canopy structure.

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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 - 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