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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

SMOS NRT Data Products

SMOS Near Real Time products include Level 1 geo-located brightness temperature and Level 2 geo-located soil moisture estimation. For an optima...

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SMOS Science Products

Level 1 SMOS data products are designed for scientific and operational users who need to work with calibrated MIRAS instrument measurements, whi...

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SMOS Auxiliary Data

The Level 2 ECMWF SMOS Auxiliary Data Product, openly available to all users, contains ECMWF data on the ISEA 4-9 DGG corresponding to SMOS half...

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SMOS L3 Sea Ice Thickness

The SMOS Level 3 Sea Ice Thickness product provides daily estimations of SMOS retrieved sea-ice thickness, and its uncertainty, at the edge of t...

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

New Earth Online Newsletter

Stay up to date with the latest news in our newsletter.

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Scientific Highlights

Earth Day: taking the pulse of our planet

While news of COVID-19 dominates headlines and many of us practice social distancing, there still remains the need for action on climate change - and satellites are vital in providing the key facts on this global issue.

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General News

New SMOS sea surface wind speed products now available

The SMOS Wind Data Service provides, in near real time (NRT), surface wind speed over the ocean derived from the brightness temperature measurements of SMOS.

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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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Scientific Highlights

New maps of salinity reveal the impact of climate variability on oceans

Since the saltiness of ocean surface waters is a key variable in the climate system, understanding how this changes is important.

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Scientific Highlights

Space is key to monitoring ocean acidification

The UN World Meteorological Organization announced that concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached yet another milestone.

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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.

SMOS
Earth Explorers

SMOS

The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission is dedicated to making global observations of soil moisture over land and salinity over oceans

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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 - Meeting

Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the SMOS mission, a special event has been organised to look at the mission's contributions to science and research over the past decade.

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EVENT - Workshop

IDEAS+ Cal/Val Workshop 7

The 7th IDEAS+ Cal/Val Workshop took place on 4 and 5 June 2019 and it was hosted at the Wageningen University and Research (WUR) in The Netherlands.

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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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EVENT - Conference

EGU General Assembly 2019

The European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly 2019 took place in Vienna from 7 - 12 April 2019.

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EVENT - Meeting

World Ocean Circulation User Consultation Meeting 2019

The World Ocean Circulation User Consultation Meeting took place on 21 and 22 February 2019 with the aim to prepare a roadmap for new initiatives on ocean circulation research and applications.

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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 - Visualisation

EVDC Orbit Prediction Tool

The EVDC Orbit Prediction and Overpass Tool generates and visualises satellite's overpasses. Read more

ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

ACTIVITY - Instrument characterisation and algorithm studies

ESA satellites and instruments calibration landing page

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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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Earth Explorers

MIRAS

The MIRAS instrument is a passive microwave 2-D interferometric radiometer onboard the SMOS satellite.

Campaigns

Learn about the ground-based, ship-borne, balloon-borne, and airborne campaigns and small satellite field experiments that validate orbiting ESA EO satellites and support future mission development.

EAGLE

EAGLE

The general purpose of the EAGLE2006 campaign was: Acquisition of simultaneous multi-angular and multi-sensor (from visible to microwave domain) data over a grassland and a forest.

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DOMEX-1

DOMEX-1

The purpose of the DOMEX experiment was to acquire the first combined, in-situ microwave emission measurements using C- and L-band radiometers.

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OTHER RESOURCES

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

DOCUMENT - Product Document

7 May 2020

SMOS-Monthly-Report-April-2020.pdf

This document provides a summary of the status and performance of SMOS during April 2020. Download