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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

PRARE Precise Orbit Product (ERS.ORB.POD)

The precise orbit results from a data reduction process in which all available tracking data (Single-Lens Reflex, radar altimeter crossovers, PR...

Data Description

ERS-1/2 ATSR ARC L2P/L3U [UPA-L2P_GHRSST/L3U_GHRSST]

The L2P product contains full resolution dual-view Sea Surface Temperature (SST) values. These SST use the ARC SST retrieval and cloud screening...

Data Description

ERS-1/2 ATSR ARC Level 3 products [AT1/AT2_AVG_3PAARC]

The recommended ATSR Level 3 products for Sea Surface Temperature (SST) applications are the ARC (ATSR Re-processing for Climate) Level 3 produc...

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ERS-1/2 ATSR Averaged Surface Temperature [AT1/AT2_AR__2P]

The Averaged Surface Temperature Product (AST) contains averaged geophysical data at two different resolutions, and with respect to two differen...

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

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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Operational News

Updated Precise Orbit data (POD) for the full ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission available

The Precise Orbit files (ERS.ORB.POD) for the entire ERS-1 and ERS-2 mission periods have been reprocessed with up-to-date standards.

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Operational News

ERS-1 Scatterometer L2 dataset processed with ASPS v10.04 is available online

The reprocessed dataset together with corresponding ERS-2 data is now available.

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Scientific Highlights

Satellite Radar Altimetry: past and future

Satellite radar altimetry measurements yield a wealth of information that can be used for a wide range of applications.

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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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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

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ACTIVITY - Quality

REAPER

The REAPER (REprocessing of Altimeter Products for ERS) project covers both the ERS-1 and the ERS-2 altimetry missions. The project aims to support and maintain data quality. 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-1

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

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