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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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EO-SSO registration

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

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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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VT GOCE Data

This collection contains the VT GOCE software and associated data set needed to run the software that is used for GOCE data visualisation.

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Swarm Ionosphere/Magnetosphere

Spherical harmonic model of the large-scale magnetospheric field and its Earth-induced counterpart, spherical harmonic model of the daily geomag...

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

Updated Swarm EEF dataset released

An improved version of Swarm EEFxTMS_2F products (version 0203) is now available.

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operational news

Swarm Alpha EFI-LP data gap from 12 to 13 August 2020

During a routine operation performed for the EFI on board Swarm Alpha, an issue was registered and the instrument has been rebooted, resulting in a data gap.

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Swarm Alpha: Scalar magnetic field data not available from 22 to 26 July 2020

Due to an issue in the Swarm L1B data processing chain, the magnetic field intensity derived from the ASM instrument and stored in products for Swarm Alpha is set to zero from 22 to 26 July 2020.

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operational news

Swarm Total Electron Content (TEC) data missing for 10 July 2020

Due to an issue detected in the Swarm L2 operational data processing chain, no TEC data are available for 10 July 2020 for the three Swarm spacecraft.

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Swarm MAGA_LR_1B data from 14 to 17 Dec 2013 now available

The 4-days gap present in the Swarm Alpha MAGx_LR_1B data from near the beginning of the mission, i.e., from 14 to 17 December 2013, has been recovered.

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general news

PAZ data now available to users worldwide

ESA is pleased to announce the availability of the PAZ satellite products to the scientific community, for R&D activities and start-ups.

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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.

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Swarm

Swarm is dedicated to creating a highly detailed survey of the Earth’s geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution as well as the electric field in the atmosphere using a constellation of three identical satellites.

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GOCE

ESA's Gravity field and Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) mission mapped Earth's geoid very accurately, opening a window into Earth's interior structure as well as the currents circulating within the depths of its 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.

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CryoSat 10th Anniversary Science Conference

The conference focuses on the latest scientific results from the mission, it is also a celebration of the remarkable contribution that CryoSat has made to our understanding of the cryosphere and its role in the Earth system and the climate, and in turn, the impacts on society.

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8th International Conference on Remote Sensing and geoinformation of environment

The 8th International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment (RSCy2020), due to take place from 16 to 18 March 2020, has been postponed until further notice.

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EGU General Assembly 2020

This meeting has been replaced by EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online initiative, a series of online activities. The EGU General Assembly aims to bring Geo-Scientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences.

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16th European Space Weather Week

The 16th ESWW continued the series' central aim of bringing together the diverse groups in Europe working on different aspects of Space Weather.

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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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IGARSS 2019

World-class scientists, engineers and educators in geoscience and remote sensing gathered in Yokohama, Japan, for the 39th annual IGARSS symposium.

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TOOLS & TOOLBOXES

Find the tools you need to visualise, analyse and process the European Space Agency's Earth observation data.

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Swarm VRE

The Swarm Virtual Research Environment (VRE) is a cloud service which provides a web-based interactive development environment based on JupyterLab. Read more

ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

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ESC Geomagnetic Conditions

The overall objective of the ESC Geomagnetic Conditions - definition and development activities work is to ensure operational and development activities within the Geomagnetic Conditions Expert Service Centre (G-ESC) of ESA's Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Space Weather (SWE) network. 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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STR (Swarm)

The Swarm Star Trackers retrieve information on the precise satellite orientation and attitude.

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ACC (Swarm)

The Accelerometer measures the Swarm satellite’s non-gravitational acceleration in its respective orbit.

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GPSR and LRR (Swarm)

Each Swarm satellite is equipped with a Laser Retroreflector for external calibration and validation of the on-board GPS receiver.

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PRARE (ERS-2)

Precise Range And Range-Rate Equipment (PRARE) was a microwave tracking system for the measurement of satellite to ground range and range rate.

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.

ESAG

ESAG

The European Survey of Arctic Gravity (ESAG) campaign objective was to acquire measurements of the Arctic Ocean, in support of GOCE mission; and acquire scanning laser ranging data and profiling laser altimetry over sea-ice north of Greenland.

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PolarGap

PolarGap

The primary objective of the PolarGap campaign was to carry out an airborne gravity survey covering the southern polar gap of the gravity field mission GOCE, beyond the coverage of the GOCE orbit.

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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 - Availability Report

16 June 2020

Swarm-instrument-unavailability.pdf

This report details all of the times the Swarm instruments have been unavailable. Download