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  • News - Events and Proceedings

    News - Events and Proceedings

    Data preservation takes centre stage at Living Planet Symposium

    Against the backdrop of the famed Rhine River, world-class scientists and Earth observation data-users are gathered this week in the historical city of Bonn, at the Living Planet Symposium (LPS).

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Interviewing Mirko Albani

    ESA’s Heritage Space Programme Manager describes the goals of the programme, some of the challenges involved in preserving and improving 40 years of historical Earth observation data, and his passion for curating this long-term archive.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    10 years of Envisat data help to illuminate ocean processes

    A decade after Envisat beamed its final image to the planet, the pioneering ESA mission is continuing to foster improved understanding of Earth’s systems.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Introducing Mirko Albani

    In this short introduction, ESA's Heritage Missions Programme Manager describes what he likes most about ESA's long term archive of satellite mission data and his role in the programme.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    How Envisat helped to shape global understanding of Earth’s systems

    Twenty years have passed since a ground-breaking European spacecraft designed to deliver unprecedented insight into the planet’s changing environment was lofted into orbit.

  • Activity - Projects

    Activity - Projects

    Dragon 2 Cooperation Programme

    The Dragon Programme is a joint undertaking between ESA and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China designed to encourage increased exploitation of ESA and Chinese Earth Observation satellite data within China.

  • Event - Workshop

    Event - Workshop

    ESA/MERIS Workshop 2008

    The ESA/MERIS Workshop 2008 covered the use of Envisat/MERIS data and the wider ESA-NASA-NOAA plans and collaboration.

  • Event - Training

    Event - Training

    2nd Advanced Training Course on Ocean Remote Sensing 2009

    This advanced training course focused on ocean remote sensing theory and applications.

  • Tools - Apps

    Tools - Apps

    Heritage Missions app for iOS

    Download the Heritage Missions application to discover what the missions were about, how it worked and what the elements of the space and ground segment that make these missions unique.

  • Tools - Apps

    Tools - Apps

    Heritage Missions app for Android

    Download the Heritage Missions application to discover what the missions were about, how it worked and what the elements of the space and ground segment that make these missions unique.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    New Envisat infographic

    Learn more about ESA's Envisat mission - the largest Earth observation satellite ever built - in a new infographic.

  • Event - Training

    Event - Training

    3rd Advanced Training Course on Ocean Remote Sensing 2013

    The 3rd Advanced Training Course on Ocean Remote Sensing was held from 23 to 27 September 2013 in Cork, at the National Maritime College of Ireland.

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    OceanSat-2 data

    ESA, in collaboration with GAF AG, acquires and process every day OceanSat-2 passes over Neutrelitz reception station from 1 January 2016. All p...

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    Envisat MERIS Full Resolution - Level 1 [MER_FRS_1P/ME_1_FRG]

    The MERIS Level 1 Full Resolution (FR) product contains the Top of Atmosphere (TOA) upwelling spectral radiance measures. The in-band reference ...

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    Envisat MERIS Full Resolution - Level 2 [MER_FRS_2P/ME_2_FRG]

    MERIS FR Level 2 is a Full-Resolution Geophysical product for Ocean, Land and Atmosphere. Each MERIS Level 2 geophysical product is derived from...

  • Mission - Heritage Missions

    Mission - 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.

  • Data - Campaigns data

    Data - Campaigns data

    Request campaigns data

    Request data acquired during airborne campaigns, many of which were conducted in support of ESA missions.

  • Activity - Fiducial Reference Measurements

    Activity - Fiducial Reference Measurements

    FRM-BOUSSOLE: Buoy for the acquisition of long-term optical time series

    The purpose of the BOUSSOLE project is to establish a time series of optical properties in oceanic waters, in support to bio-optics research.

  • Activity - Quality

    Activity - Quality

    SEOM CAWA

    The Advanced Clouds, Aerosols and WAter vapour products for Sentinel-3/OLCI project aims to develop and improve the advanced atmospheric retrieval algorithms developed for MERIS and OLCI instruments.

  • Document - Product Cal/Val Plan/Report

    Document - Product Cal/Val Plan/Report

    ENVISAT-1 Calibration and Validation Plan

    The ENVISAT Calibration and Validation Plan defines the activities that will calibrate ENVISAT instruments validate its data products, particularly the Level 2 (L2) geophysical products, derived from the ESA developed instruments (EDIs). Detailed information on these instruments is available from the ENVISAT web pageshttp://www.envisat.esa.int/