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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

AVHRR Level-1b local area coverage imagery

This collection is composed of AVHRR L1B products (1.1 km) reprocessed from the NOAA and Metop AVHRR sensors data acquired at the University of ...

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OceanSat-2 NRT 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...

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IKONOS ESA archive

ESA maintains an archive of IKONOS Geo Ortho Kit data previously requested through the TPM scheme. The imagery products gathered from IKONOS are...

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JERS-1 OPS (Optical Sensor) Very Near Infrared Radiometer (VNIR) System Corrected Products level 1

The JERS-1 Optical System (OPS) is composed of a Very Near Infrared Radiometer (VNIR) and a Short Wave Infrared Radiometer (SWIR). The instrumen...

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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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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Operational News

PlanetScope and SkySat data now available

PlanetScope and SkySat missions under evaluation. Interested users can investigate suitability of the data for scientific and R&D activities.

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General News

Three new Third Party Missions under evaluation

ICEYE, PlanetScope and Spire under evaluation. Interested users can investigate suitability of the data for scientific and R&D activities.

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General News

Santiago, Chile, viewed by Proba-V

Viewed in false colour from ESA's Proba-V minisatellite, Chilean capital, Santiago, is among the largest conurbations in South America.

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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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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 - Training

Advanced Ocean Synergy Training Course

An Advanced Ocean Synergy Training Course organised by ESA will be held in Chania, Crete, Greece from 4 to 8 November 2019.

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EVENT - Training

9th Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing

The European Space Agency (ESA) organised the 9th Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing with a focus on Agriculture. It took place from 16 to 20 September 2019.

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EVENT - Meeting

ESA Earth Observation Phi week 2019

ESA's Phi week focused on EO Open Science and FutureEO, to review the latest developments in Open Science trends. The week long event was held in Frascati, Italy, from 9 to 13 September 2019.

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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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ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

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. 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.

p-photon-optical-detectors

Third Party Missions

Operational Land Imager (OLI)

The OLI, on board Landsat 8, measures in the visible, near infrared, and short wave infrared.

p-photon-optical-detectors

Third Party Missions

HRC

HRC is a black and white camera with a miniaturised telescope on the PROBA-1 mission.

OTHER RESOURCES

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

DOCUMENT - Technical Note

1 Mar 2019

DIMAP (Digital Image Map)

DIMAP is a public-domain format for describing geographic data. It is designed chiefly for raster imagery, but it also supports vector data. DIMAP was developed in partnership with CNES, the French space agency. DIMAP is a two-part format comprising image data and metadata. Download