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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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ICEYE full archive and tasking

ICEYE full archive and new tasking products are available in StripMap, SpotLight and SpotLight SAR modes, SLC and GRD processing levels: SpotLig...

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SMOS Tropical Cyclone Wind Radii Fixes WRF

The SMOS WRF product is available in Near Real Time to support tropical cyclones (TC) forecasts. It is generated within 4 to 6 hours from sensin...

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PAZ Full Archive and New Tasking

PAZ Image Products can be acquired in 8 image modes with flexible resolutions (from 1 m to 40 m) and scene sizes. Thanks to different polarimetr...

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VT GOCE Data

This collection contains the VT GOCE software and associated data set needed to run the software that is used for GOCE data visualisation.

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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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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General News

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

Recovery of past Swarm L1B data gaps

Swarm L1B data gaps registered in the past have been recovered by using the last L1B operational processor.

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Operational News

Swarm Alpha and Charlie: Magnetic field data regenerated from January 2018

The VFM (Vector Field Magnetometer) scaling that changes with time, i.e., s_t, needs to be slightly adjusted starting from January 2018 onward.

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Scientific Highlights

Heritage data still widely used today

For about 30 years now, ESA satellites have been cruising some 800 km above our heads, collecting information about our planet-but why are older missions still so fundamental today?

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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.

Swarm
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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GOCE
Earth Explorers

GOCE

ESA's Gravity field and Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) mission mapped Earth's geoid very accurately, opening a window into Earth's interior structure as well as the currents circulating within the depths of its oceans. 

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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

8th International Conference on Remote Sensing and geoinformation of environment

The 8th International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment (RSCy2020), due to take place from 16 to 18 March 2020, has been postponed until further notice.

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EVENT - Conference

CryoSat 10th Anniversary Science Conference

The conference focuses on the latest scientific results from the mission, it is also a celebration of the remarkable contribution that CryoSat has made to our understanding of the cryosphere and its role in the Earth system and the climate, and in turn, the impacts on society.

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EVENT - Conference

EGU General Assembly 2020

This meeting has been replaced by EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online initiative, a series of online activities. The EGU General Assembly aims to bring Geo-Scientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences.

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EVENT - Conference

16th European Space Weather Week

The 16th ESWW continued the series' central aim of bringing together the diverse groups in Europe working on different aspects of Space Weather.

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EVENT - Meeting

ESA Earth Observation Phi week 2019

ESA's Phi week focused on EO Open Science and FutureEO, to review the latest developments in Open Science trends. The week long event was held in Frascati, Italy, from 9 to 13 September 2019.

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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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TOOLS & TOOLBOXES

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

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Swarm VRE

The Swarm Virtual Research Environment (VRE) is a cloud service which provides a web-based interactive development environment based on JupyterLab. Read more

ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

ACTIVITY - Quality

Swarm - Spherical Elementary Current System

The Swarm-SECS project investigates how the method of Spherical Elementary Current Systems can be applied to Swarm magnetic and electric field data in order to create new data 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.

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Earth Explorers

EGG

The main objective of GOCE's EGG was to measure the three components of the Gravity-Gradient Tensor.

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Third Party Missions

PALSAR

PALSAR was a successor sensor to the synthetic aperture radar on-board JERS-1.

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Third Party Missions

AVNIR-2

The Advanced Visible and Near-Infrared Radiometer-2 (AVNIR-2) was a visible and near infrared radiometer for observing land and coastal zones.

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Third Party Missions

PRISM

PRISM was a panchromatic radiometer with 2.5 m spatial resolution at nadir.

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.

ESAG

ESAG

The European Survey of Arctic Gravity (ESAG) campaign objective was to acquire measurements of the Arctic Ocean, in support of GOCE mission; and acquire scanning laser ranging data and profiling laser altimetry over sea-ice north of Greenland.

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PolarGap

PolarGap

The primary objective of the PolarGap campaign was to carry out an airborne gravity survey covering the southern polar gap of the gravity field mission GOCE, beyond the coverage of the GOCE orbit.

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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 - Availability report

16 June 2020

Swarm-instrument-unavailability.pdf

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