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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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WorldView-1 full archive and tasking

WorldView-1 products are available as part of the DigitalGlobe Standard Satellite Imagery products from the QuickBird, WorldView-1/-2/-3, and Ge...

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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...

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WorldView-3 full archive and tasking

WorldView-3 products are available as part of the DigitalGlobe Standard Satellite Imagery products from the QuickBird, WorldView-1/-2/-3, and Ge...

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

Forty years of heritage data highlight warming European lakes

In the last decade, climate change has taken centre stage in both the public and scientific arenas, as increasingly extreme weather and human impact on the environment have become more apparent.

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Operational News

2016 CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data now available

The reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data for 2016 has now been published on the Science Server.

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Operational News

2015 CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data now available

The reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data for all of 2015 has now been published on the Science Server.

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General News

New CryoSat BUFR products for the meteorological community

From 11 May new CryoSAT NOP data will be disseminated by ESA to the Italian MetOffice.

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General News

Systematic swath elevation and monthly DEMs over the Greenland Ice Sheet margin from CryoSat

The CryoTEMPO-EOLIS (Elevation Over Land Ice from Swath), the first of the CryoTEMPO products, is now available.

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Announcement of Opportunity

Invitation to Tender: CryoSat Thematic Products / Cryo-TEMPO

ESA is seeking proposals for a new activity aimed at the operational generation and distribution of a collection of CryoSat ThEMatic PrOducts (Cryo-TEMPO) in the areas of sea ice, polar oceans, land ice, coastal areas and hydrology.

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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.

CryoSat
Earth Explorers

CryoSat

CryoSat determines variations in the thickness of continental ice sheets and marine ice cover. Europe's first ice mission is an advanced radar altimeter specifically designed to monitor the most dynamic sections of Earth's cryosphere.

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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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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.

a-altimeters

Heritage Missions

RA-2

The RA-2 instrument aboard Envisat acquired radar altimetry data over ocean, land and ice surfaces.

a-spectrometers-radiometers

Heritage Missions

MWR (Envisat)

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

a-imaging-radars

Heritage Missions

ASAR

ASAR ensures continuity with the image mode (SAR) and the wave mode of the ERS-1/2 AMI.

a-altimeters

Earth Explorers

SIRAL

SIRAL (SAR Interferometer Radar Altimeter) is the primary instrument onboard ESA's CryoSat mission.

OTHER RESOURCES

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

DOCUMENT - Product Handbook

25 Apr 2020

CryoTEMPO-Thematic-Product-Handbook.pdf

The CryoTEMPO Product Handbook describes the operational products, a point cloud product containing the elevations derived using a swath processing algorithm and a gridded product with elevations at regularly spaced points on a grid. Download