THEMATIC AREA
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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.

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Data registration and proposals profile

Access your profile to see your requested data products or registrations and proposals you have submitted. An active EO-SSO account is required.

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EO-SSO registration

Learn how to register an EO-SSO account, which is required to access some data and submit proposals for data.

data description

Proba HRC

The HRC (High Resolution Camera) was launched aboard ESA's Proba-1 satellite on 22 October 2001, and is primarily intended for technology, educa...

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Proba CHRIS Level 1A

CHRIS stands for Compact High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer. It was launched aboard ESA's Proba-1 satellite on 22 October 2001 and provides hy...

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

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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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

A quarter of glacier ice in West Antarctica is now unstable

Scientists have discovered warming ocean waters have caused ice to thin so rapidly that 24% of glacier ice in West Antarctica is now affected.

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general news

Proba-1 view of the Great Pyramids

A view looking north to south of Egypt's famous Giza Pyramid Complex, as seen by ESA's PROBA-1 minisatellite on 6 January 2018.

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operational news

Envisat-ERS (A)SAR - Enhanced Dissemination Service

ESA is pleased to announce the release of several new features as part of the ESA On-The-Fly data processing and dissemination service.

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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-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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ERS
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

EDAP

The ESA Earthnet Data Assessment Pilot (EDAP) project will perform assessments for various missions to ensure the delivered data is fit for purpose. 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.

scatterometers

WS (ERS-2)

The ERS-2 Wind Scatterometer obtained information on wind speed and direction at the sea surface.

a-altimeters

RA (ERS-2)

The RA on ERS-2 was a Ku-band nadir-pointing active microwave sensor designed to measure echoes from ocean and ice surfaces.

p-photon-optical-detectors

HRC

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

a-spectrometers-radiometers

CHRIS

Compact High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer provides data of spectral reflectances.

OTHER RESOURCES

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

DOCUMENT - Proceedings

1 Mar 2019

15 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry Symposium

Proceedings of symposium held from 13-18 March 2006 in Venice, Italy. Download