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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Swarm Oceans

Oceans tides, induced magnetic field

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Swarm Geodesy/Gravity

Monthly gravity field of the Earth, non-gravitational accelerations

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Swarm Level 1 B

The Level 1b products of the Swarm mission contains time-series of quality-screen, calibrated, and corrected measurements given in physical, SI ...

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Swarm Level 2 longterm

The Swarm Level 2 Long Term data products are the corrected and formatted output from each of the three Swarm satellites. By a complex assimilat...

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: Scalar magnetic field data not available from 22 to 26 July 2020

Due to an issue in the Swarm L1B data processing chain, the magnetic field intensity derived from the ASM instrument and stored in products for Swarm Alpha is set to zero from 22 to 26 July 2020.

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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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Swarm MAGA_LR_1B data from 14 to 17 Dec 2013 now available

The 4-days gap present in the Swarm Alpha MAGx_LR_1B data from near the beginning of the mission, i.e., from 14 to 17 December 2013, has been recovered.

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Swarm Total Electron Content (TEC) data missing for 10 July 2020

Due to an issue detected in the Swarm L2 operational data processing chain, no TEC data are available for 10 July 2020 for the three Swarm spacecraft.

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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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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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Envisat
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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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.

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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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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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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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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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The 9th Swarm Data Quality Workshop SDQW

The 9th Swarm Data Quality Workshop (SDQW) was hosted by the Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, from 16 to 20 September 2019.

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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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TOOLS & TOOLBOXES

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

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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.

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Swarm DISC

The Swarm DISC (Swarm Data, Innovation, and Science Cluster) is an international consortium to enhance the scientific return of the Swarm satellite mission. 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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STR (Swarm)

The Swarm Star Trackers retrieve information on the precise satellite orientation and attitude.

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ACC (Swarm)

The Accelerometer measures the Swarm satellite’s non-gravitational acceleration in its respective orbit.

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GPSR and LRR (Swarm)

Each Swarm satellite is equipped with a Laser Retroreflector for external calibration and validation of the on-board GPS receiver.

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