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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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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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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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ICEYE full archive and tasking

ICEYE full archive and new tasking products are available in StripMap, SpotLight and SpotLight SAR modes, SLC and GRD processing levels: SpotLig...

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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...

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

How to use ALOS PALSAR On The Fly

The new ALOS PALSAR On-The-Fly processing and dissemination system now allows direct access to ESA’s ALOS PALSAR archive, without the need to interface with ESA’s Order Desk.

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scientific highlights

French earthquake fault mapped

This week, southeast France was hit by a magnitude 5 earthquake with tremors felt between Lyon and Montélimar.

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operational news

CryoSat new Ice NRT products now available

ESA is pleased to announce the dissemination of CryoSat new Ice Near Real Time (NRT) products from 7 August.

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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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scientific highlights

Modelling tides in the Arctic Ocean

A new tidal model produced using ESA satellite data may shed some light on Arctic Ocean tides.

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scientific highlights

Surviving the shaker brings better weather forecasting a step closer

Meteosat Third Generation will soon take over the reins from Meteosat Second Generation series, providing critical data for weather forecasting.

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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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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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Biomass
earth explorers

Biomass

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

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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 - 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 - 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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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.

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SAR (JERS-1)

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

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PALSAR

PALSAR was a successor sensor to the synthetic aperture radar on-board JERS-1.

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ASAR

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

scatterometers

SAR (ERS-2)

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

OTHER RESOURCES

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

DOCUMENT - Product Specifications

26 June 2020

MERIS-Sentinel-3-Like-L1-andL2-PFS.pdf

This document specifies the format of the Envisat/MERIS Level 1 and Level 2 products applicable to the 4th data reprocessing. Download