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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

SeaSat ESA archive

The Seasat ESA archive collection mainly covers Europe during the full life of the mission. The products are available as: - Level-1 SAR Ellipso...

Data Description

RADARSAT-1 & 2 full archive and tasking

RADARSAT-1&2 full archive and new tasking products are available in following Beam modes: Standard, Wide Swath, Fine Resolution, Extended Low In...

Data Description

JERS-1 SAR Level 1 Precision Image

The JSA_PRI_1P product is comparable to the ESA PRI/IMP images generated for Envisat ASAR and ERS SAR instruments. It is a ground range projecte...

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JERS-1 SAR Level 1 Single Look Complex Image

The JSA_SLC_1P product is comparable to the ESA SLC/IMS images generated for Envisat ASAR and ERS SAR instruments. It is a slant-range projected...

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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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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Scientific Highlights

Heritage data still widely used today

For about 30 years now, ESA satellites have been cruising some 800 km above our heads, collecting information about our planet-but why are older missions still so fundamental today?

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General News

Three new Third Party Missions under evaluation

ICEYE, PlanetScope and Spire under evaluation. Interested users can investigate suitability of the data for scientific and R&D activities.

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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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General News

The heat is on

With much of Europe in the grip of a heatwave, it is one that is setting record highs for June.

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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.

Biomass
Earth Explorers

Biomass

The objective of the Biomass mission is to determine the global distribution of forest biomass.

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IRS-1C and IRS-1D
Third Party Missions

IRS-1C and IRS-1D

The Indian Remote Sensing satellites IRS-1C and IRS-1D were identical Earth-imaging satellites operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation.

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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

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 - Training

Advanced Ocean Synergy Training Course

An Advanced Ocean Synergy Training Course organised by ESA will be held in Chania, Crete, Greece from 4 to 8 November 2019.

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EVENT - Training

9th Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing

The European Space Agency (ESA) organised the 9th Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing with a focus on Agriculture. It took place from 16 to 20 September 2019.

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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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EVENT - Conference

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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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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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 - Fiducial Reference Measurements

Pandonia FRM: Fiducial Reference Measurements for Ground-Based Direct-Sun Air-Qu

he Pandonia Global Network (PGN) is a collaborative effort between ESA and NASA . 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-imaging-radars

Third Party Missions

SAR (JERS-1)

The JERS-1 mission had a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) on board.

a-scatterometers

Heritage Missions

SAR (ERS-2)

The SAR instrument aboard ERS-2 was capable of high precision change detection of surface heights.

a-imaging-radars

Heritage Missions

SAR (ERS-1)

The ERS-1 satellite, launched on 17 July 1991, carried a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR).

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.

BioSAR-2

BioSAR-2

The main objective of BioSAR-2 (BioSAR 2008) campaign was to record SAR data over boreal forests with topographic effects to investigate the effect on biomass retrieval.

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TropiSAR

TropiSAR

The TropiSAR campaign objectives were the evaluation of P-Band radar imaging over tropical forests for biomass and forest height estimation.

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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 - General Reference

21 Nov 2019

150327-RMA-01-status-cal-v2.pdf

Status of calibration activities Download