THEMATIC AREA

Data

Discover and download the Earth observation data you need from the broad catalogue of missions the European Space Agency operate and support.

data catalogues

ESA PDGS Data Cube

ESA's new service Data cube is now available and accessible with a valid SSO account

other

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.

data download

ERS PRARE FTP

Download ERS PRARE orbit products through the ESA Online Dissemination System. The data is freely available to registered users.

other

EO-SSO registration

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

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

ESA's new service Data Cube is now available

ESA is pleased to announce the deployment of a new service, called Data Cube, enabling multi-temporal and pixel-based access to the data available in the European Space Agency dissemination services.

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general news

ESA’s Earth Observation Catalogue and its services

EO-CAT is the EO Catalogue tool allowing users to search ESA and Third Party Mission collections.

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general news

ESA's new service Data Cube is now available

ESA is pleased to announce the deployment of a new service, called Data Cube, enabling multi-temporal and pixel-based access to the data available in the European Space Agency dissemination services..

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general news

What are Heritage missions?

Learn more about ESA’s EO Heritage missions in our new infographic.

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announcement of opportunity

Announcement of Opportunity for G-POD

ESA is offering all scientists the possibility to perform bulk processing and/or validation of their own algorithms exploiting the large ESA Earth-observation archive.

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operational news

CRYO2ICE Orbit Raising Campaign: Data Quality Status

During the CRYO2ICE Orbit Raising Campaign, the CryoSat QC team monitored data production between the orbit manoeuvres and performed detailed checks of all Near Real Time (NRT) data generated.

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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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Envisat
heritage missions

Envisat

Envisat was ESA's successor to ERS. Envisat carried ten instruments aboard for a wide range of Earth observing fields. The mission was operational from 2002 to 2012.

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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 - conference

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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EVENT - conference

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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EVENT - meeting

VH-RODA and CEOS SAR workshop

The Very High-resolution Radar and Optical Data Assessment (VH-RODA) workshop took place from 18 to 22 November 2019.

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EVENT - meeting

MIPAS QWG 45

The MIPAS Quality Working Group (QWG) meeting #45 took place from 28 to 30 October 2019, and was hosted by ESA in Frascati, Italy.

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EVENT - meeting

MIPAS WebEx Teleconference 24 Sept 2019

The objective of this MIPAS QWG meeting was to provide validation results and share potential issues on L2v8.

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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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TOOLS & TOOLBOXES

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

TOOLS - analysis

ESA PDGS Jupyter Notebook

A series of Jupyter Notebooks are made available for the users, in order to understand how to exploit the API that provides the data access service for different types of datasets included in the ESA PDGS datacube. Read more

ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

ACTIVITY - instrument characterisation and algorithm studies

RUS training sessions

Research User Support (RUS) training includes face-to-face sessions and online webinars, mainly focused on hands-on exercises for the use of Copernicus Sentinel data. 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.

a-positioning-navigation

LRR (Envisat)

The LRR instrument aboard Envisat was used to accurately determine the orbital height of the satellite.

a-positioning-navigation

DORIS

DORIS was used to determine the precise location of Envisat in orbit.

a-positioning-navigation

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.

a-positioning-navigation

LRR (ERS-2)

An optical device for accurate satellite tracking from the ground to support instrument data evaluation

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.

CryoVEx Ant 2014 to 2015

CryoVEx Ant 2014 to 2015

2014 - 2015

The aim of CryoVEx Ant 2014 to 2015 was to perform altimeter measurements at a designated validation site in the vicinity of the Schirmacher Oasis, near Kohnen and Neumayer as well as in the Pine Island Glacier drainage basin.

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CryoVEx 2012

CryoVEx 2012

2012

In continuation of the CryoVEx campaign in 2011, ESA initiated a second Arctic post-launch campaign in 2012 to further calibrate and validate CryoSat data products.

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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 - Conference Presentation - Poster

29 Sept 2020

4-Field-experiments-SAR-detection-film-slicks.pdf

Field experiments on SAR detection of film slicks Stanislav Ermakov(Institute of Applied Physics, Russia) Download