THEMATIC AREA

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.

Operational News

Swarm Alpha: L1B ASM data gap from 22 to 30 September 2019

From 22 to 30 September, the ASM (Absolute Scalar Magnetometer) instrument on board Swarm Alpha was commanded in burst mode.

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Operational News

CryoSat magnetometer data now available to support Swarm Sciences

We are pleased to announce the new release of magnetic field data recorded by Fluxgate magnetometers, operating on-board ESA's CryoSat mission.

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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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Operational News

GOCE EGG L1b reprocessing algorithm description available

The description of the algorithms used for the reprocessing of the GOCE EGG L1b data is now published and available for download.

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Scientific Highlights

ESA's unexpected fleet of space weather monitors

Researchers utilised data from Swarm and GOCE missions, and LISA Pathfinder to investigate if it could be used for space weather diagnostics.

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Scientific Highlights

Magnetic lithosphere detailed

Detailed map of the tiny magnetic signals generated by Earth's lithosphere is being used to understand more about Earth's geological history.

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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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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 - 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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ACTIVITIES

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ACTIVITY - Multi-mission long term studies

Magnetic oceans and electric Earth

This project aims to use the magnetic fields produced from ocean tides to probe the conductivity of Earth's lithosphere and upper mantle. 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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Earth Explorers

ASM

The Absolute Scalar Magnetometer on the Swarm satellites measures the strength of the magnetic field.

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Earth Explorers

EFI

The Electric Field Instrument aboard the Swarm satellites is the first 3D ionospheric imager in space.