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  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    Transforming space data into climate action

    ESA’s Earth observation activities are playing a key role in the revitalised global drive to combat climate change.

  • Event - Training

    Event - Training

    2nd Advanced Training Course on Ocean Remote Sensing 2009

    This advanced training course focused on ocean remote sensing theory and applications.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    ERS' Contribution to Altimetry

    Satellite radar altimetry missions have transformed the way we see Earth and its oceans. Using the ranging capability of radars, they measure the surface topography profile along a satellite’s track.

  • News - Data Release news

    News - Data Release news

    New reprocessing of datasets celebrates 30 years of ERS

    The ERS programme celebrated its 30th anniversary on 17 July. Today, we are still exploiting ERS data and experts continue to work on improving the altimeter, radiometer and SAR data the programme acquired.

  • News - Maintenance News

    News - Maintenance News

    ESA data dissemination maintenance 22 July 2021

    A planned software maintenance will affect ESA's data dissemination services on 22 July 2021.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    ERS Heritage Data allow for 30 years of science

    At their time of launch thirty years ago, the two ERS satellites were the most sophisticated Earth observation spacecraft ever developed and launched by Europe.

  • Tools - Apps

    Tools - Apps

    Heritage Missions app for iOS

    Download the Heritage Missions application to discover what the missions were about, how it worked and what the elements of the space and ground segment that make these missions unique.

  • Tools - Apps

    Tools - Apps

    Heritage Missions app for Android

    Download the Heritage Missions application to discover what the missions were about, how it worked and what the elements of the space and ground segment that make these missions unique.

  • Instrument - Scatterometers

    Instrument - Scatterometers

    SAR (ERS)

    The Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) instrument aboard ERS-1 and ERS-2 was capable of high precision change detection of surface heights.

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    ERS-1/2 SAR IM L0 [SAR_IM__0P]

    This SAR Level 0 product is acquired in Image Mode. The products consist of the SAR telemetry data and are supplied as standard scenes. It also ...

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    ERS-1/2 SAR IM Medium Resolution L1 [SAR_IMM_1P]

    This ERS Medium Resolution stripline product is generated from the Image Mode Level 0 Product. Stripline image products contain image data for a...

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    ERS-1/2 SAR IM Precision L1 [SAR_IMP_1P]

    The SAR Precision product is a multi-look (speckle-reduced), ground range image acquired in Image Mode. This product type is most applicable to ...

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    ERS-1/2 SAR IM Single Look Complex L1 [SAR_IMS_1P]

    The SAR SLC product is a single look complex acquired in Image Mode. It is a digital image, with slant range and phase preserved, generated from...

  • Mission - Heritage Missions

    Mission - 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.

  • Document - Product Specifications, Technical Note

    Document - Product Specifications, Technical Note

    ERS-products-specification-with-Envisat-format.pdf

    ERS-products-specification-with-Envisat-format

  • Document - General Reference

    Document - General Reference

    SCI-GLS-14-0001-v01-Scatterometry-Glossary-1.2.pdf

    The Scatterometry Glossary defines the commonly agreed terminology to use in all the documents generated by the SCIRoCCo Consortium.

  • Activity - Quality

    Activity - Quality

    SCIRoCCo

    The SCIRoCCo project is an interdisciplinary cooperation of scatterometry experts aimed at promoting the continuing exploitation of ESA's unique 20 years' worth of ERS Scatterometer data.

  • Activity - Quality

    Activity - Quality

    REAPER

    The REAPER (REprocessing of Altimeter Products for ERS) project covers both the ERS-1 and the ERS-2 altimetry missions. The project aims to support and maintain data quality.

  • Document - User Guide

    Document - User Guide

    Envisat and ERS Missions Data Access Guide

    The purpose of this document is to help users identify the various types of data that are available from the ENVISAT, ERS-1 and ERS-2 Earth observing satellites, the kind of applications that the data may be used for and, importantly, the practical procedures required for access - including user registration and then search, selection and retrieval or ordering of the data of interest.

  • Document - Product Cal/Val Plan/Report

    Document - Product Cal/Val Plan/Report

    ERS-1 Wind and Wave Calibration Workshop

    The proceedings from the ERS-1 Wind and Wave Calibration Workshop, held at Schliersee, Germany, from 02-06 June 1986 are presented in this document.