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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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Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper Geolocated Terrain Corrected Systematic processing

This dataset contains all the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper high-quality ortho-rectified L1T dataset acquired by ESA over the Fucino, Matera, Kiruna...

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ResourceSat-1/IRS-P6 full archive

ResourceSat-1 (also known as IRS-P6) archive products are available as below. • LISS-IV MN: Mono-Chromatic (The band is selectable. In practice ...

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ResourceSat-2 full archive and tasking

ResourceSat-2 (also known as IRS-R2) archive and tasking products are available as below: • LISS-IV MN: Mono-Chromatic (The band is selectable. ...

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Landsat 5 TM and 7 ETM+ cloud free European coverage

This European Space Agency Landsat cloud free dataset has been acquired and processed at receiving stations in Fucino (Italy), Matera (Italy), K...

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

ESA TPM collection ‘Worldview-2 European Cities’ expanded

The WorldView-2 European Cities ESA dataset has been enriched with 3149 additional products.

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General News

Did you know? New Proba-V infographic

ESA's vegetation-monitoring mission - Proba-V - will end operations in June 2020 after seven years.

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Scientific Highlights

Satellites and machine learning for water management

Freshwater is vital to life - the effects of climate change are putting mounting pressure on this precious resource.

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Scientific Highlights

New life for Landsat historical data

45 years of data, more than 1.8 million images, these are the numbers of an adventure started 48 years ago with the launch of the first Landsat satellite.

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Scientific Highlights

Land-cover maps of Europe from the Cloud

Thanks to the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission and new cloud-computing resources, fully automated land-cover maps in 10 m resolution are on the horizon.

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Announcement of Opportunity

ESA Announcement of Opportunity for Planet – PlanetScope and SkySat

ESA offers an opportunity for scientists and researchers to access Planet data (Planetscope and SkySat) products for science and applications development within ESA's Third Party Mission programme.

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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.

PROBA-V
Earth Watch

PROBA-V

The PROBA-V mission provides multispectral images to study the evolution of the vegetation cover on a daily and global basis.

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PROBA-1
Third Party Missions

PROBA-1

PROBA-1 is a technology demonstration satellite that later became an operational Earth observation mission.

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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.

p-sr-spectrometers

Earth Watch

Vegetation (VGT)

The main PROBA-V payload is the Vegetation sensor (VGT): a multispectral pushbroom spectrometer.

a-spectrometers-radiometers

Heritage Missions

MERIS

The MERIS instrument aboard Envisat was primarily dedicated to providing ocean colour measurements.

a-imaging-radars

Heritage Missions

ASAR

ASAR ensures continuity with the image mode (SAR) and the wave mode of the ERS-1/2 AMI.

OTHER RESOURCES

Browse through mission documentation and reports, and learn more about European Space Agency Earth Observation projects and opportunities.

DOCUMENT - Algorithms Theoretical Baseline Document

1 Mar 2019

MERIS ATBD 2-1

MERIS Cloud Albedo and Cloud Optical Thickness Download