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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.

Data Description

WorldView-2 European Cities

ESA, in collaboration with European Space Imaging, has collected this WorldView-2 dataset covering the most populated areas in Europe at 40 cm r...

Data Description

WorldView-2 full archive and tasking

WorldView-2 products are available as part of the DigitalGlobe Standard Satellite Imagery products from the QuickBird, WorldView-1/-2/-3, and Ge...

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ERS-1/2 Radar Altimeter REAPER METEO Product - [ERS_ALT_2M]

This is a RA Meteo product containing only the 1 Hz parameters for altimeter (surface range, satellite altitude, wind speed and significant wave...

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ERS-1/2 Radar Altimeter REAPER Sensor Geophysical Data Record - SGDR [ERS_ALT_2S]

This is a RA Sensor Geophysical Data Record (SDGR) product containing all of the parameters found in the REAPER GDR product (ERS_ALT_2_) with th...

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 OTF dissemination - Maintenance on 18 May 2020

A software maintenance activity affecting the On-The-Fly (OTF) ESA data dissemination service infrastructure has been planned on 18 May.

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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

New Earth Online Newsletter

Stay up to date with the latest news in our newsletter.

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General News

Mission continuity

Long-term availability of Earth observation data from a given instrument is crucial to many data users and their research—but just how does it work?

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General News

Over 500K downloads for ESA's SNAP toolbox

Reflecting the growing use of Earth observation, a software toolbox that provide users with the tools they need to process satellite data has been downloaded more than 500,000 times in less than five years.

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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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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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Heritage Missions

ERS

The ERS programme was composed of two missions, ERS-1 and ERS-2, which together observed the Earth for 20 years, from 1991 to 2011.

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Landsat Series
Third Party Missions

Landsat Series

The Landsat series is the world's longest running system of satellites for moderate-resolution optical remote sensing for land, coastal areas and shallow waters.

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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

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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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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TOOLS & TOOLBOXES

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

TOOLS - Analysis

Sentinel-3 Toolbox

The Sentinel-3 Toolbox (S3TBX) consists of a set of visualisation, analysis and processing tools for the exploitation of OLCI and SLSTR data. Read more

ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

ACTIVITY - Cal/Val activities

UV nadir viewing galleries

Atmospheric chemistry nadir observation from space now spans nearly forty years. The early UVN (UV nadir missions) mainly focused on measuring ozone. 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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Heritage Missions

ATSR-2

Used for measuring sea-surface temperatures, cloud-top temperatures and vegetation monitoring.

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Heritage Missions

ATSR-1

ATSR-1 instrument was used for measuring sea-surface temperatures and cloud-top temperatures and vegetation monitoring.

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Heritage Missions

SAR (ERS-2)

The SAR instrument aboard ERS-2 was capable of high precision change detection of surface heights.

OTHER RESOURCES

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

DOCUMENT - General Reference

21 Nov 2019

150327-RMA-01-status-cal-v2.pdf

Status of calibration activities Download