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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

ALOS PALSAR products

ALOS PALSAR products are available in following modes: • Fine Beam Single polarisation(FBS), single polarisation (HH or VV) • Fine Beam Double p...

Data Description

ALOS PALSAR International Polar Year Antarctica

International Polar Year (IPY), focusing on the north and south polar regions, aimed to investigate the impact of how changes to the ice sheets ...

Data Catalogues

EO CAT

EO CAT is the Next Generation Earth Observation system designed to manage end-user Earth Observation services.

Data Catalogues

FedEO

FedEO provides a unique entry point to a number of scientific catalogues and services for, but not limited to, European and Canadian missions.

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 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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Operational News

How to use ALOS PALSAR On The Fly

The new ALOS PALSAR On-The-Fly processing and dissemination system now allows direct access to ESA’s ALOS PALSAR archive, without the need to interface with ESA’s Order Desk.

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General News

ALOS PALSAR WB1 Collection now available online

Area Observation Mode (Burst Mode 1) collection, which will complete the existing ALOS PALSAR data offer.

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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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General News

The heat is on

With much of Europe in the grip of a heatwave, it is one that is setting record highs for June.

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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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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.

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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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

SNAP

SNAP is a common architecture for all Sentinel Toolboxes. Read more

ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

ACTIVITY - Quality

SCIRoCCo

The SCIRoCCo project is an interdisciplinary cooperation of scatterometry experts aimed at promoting the continuing exploitation of ESA's unique 20 years' worth of ERS Scatterometer data. 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

MWR (ERS-2)

Used for measurement of the integrated atmospheric water vapour column & cloud liquid water content

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Heritage Missions

MWR (ERS-1)

MWR provided measurements of the integrated atmospheric water vapour column and cloud liquid water content.

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Heritage Missions

MWR (Envisat)

The MWR aboard Envisat measured integrated atmospheric water vapour column and cloud liquid water.

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Third Party Missions

PALSAR

PALSAR was a successor sensor to the synthetic aperture radar on-board JERS-1.

OTHER RESOURCES

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

DOCUMENT - Product Document

1 June 2020

ALOS-PALSAR-Quality-Disclaimer.pdf

This document provides a quality disclaimer for an ALOS PALSAR IPF failure. Download