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  • News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    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.

  • Data - Other

    Data - Other

    Data Service Request

    Submit a general or multi-mission data service request for products offered beyond the standard services. Access will be granted upon ESA approval of the request. An EO Sign In account is required.

  • Data - Other

    Data - Other

    Project Proposal submission

    Submit a general or multi-mission proposal for project data. Proposals will be reviewed and a product/programming quota will be assigned by ESA. An EO Sign In account is required.

  • 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 - 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

    ERS app for iOS

    Download the ERS application to discover what the mission is about, how it works and what the elements of the space and ground segment that makes this mission unique are.

  • Tools - Apps

    Tools - Apps

    ERS app for Android

    Download the ERS application to discover what the mission is about, how it works and what the elements of the space and ground segment that makes this mission unique are.

  • Instrument - Imaging Radars, Scatterometers

    Instrument - Imaging Radars, 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.

  • Instrument - Scatterometers

    Instrument - Scatterometers

    WS

    The Wind Scatterometer (WS) instrument, on board the ERS-1 and ERS-2 missions, obtained information on wind speed and direction over the sea surface.

  • Data - Other

    Data - Other

    EO Sign In registration

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

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    ERS-1/2 SCATTEROMETER Ocean Wind field and Sea Ice probability [ASPS20.H/ASPS20.N]

    Surface soil moisture records are derived from the backscatter coefficient measured by the Scatterometer on-board the European Remote Sensing sa...

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    ERS-2 SCATTEROMETER Surface Soil Moisture Time Series and Orbit product in High and Nominal Resolution [SSM.H/N.TS - SSM.H/N]

    Surface soil moisture records are derived from the backscatter coefficient measured by the Scatterometer on-board the European Remote Sensing sa...

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    ERS-1/2 SCATTEROMETER Nominal Resolution back-scattering measurements, Ocean Wind field [UWI]

    The ERS data reprocessed with the ASPS facility is also available in the UWI format to maintain the compatibility with the FD (Fast Delivery) pr...

  • 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.

  • Data - Data Download

    Data - Data Download

    ERS AMI Wind Scatterometer FTP

    Download ERS AMI Wind Scatterometer products through the ESA Online Dissemination System. The data is freely available to registered users.

  • News - Operational News

    News - Operational News

    ERS-1 Scatterometer L2 dataset processed with ASPS v10.04 is available online

    The reprocessed dataset together with corresponding ERS-2 data is now available.

  • Document - Product Readme Note

    Document - Product Readme Note

    ERS-WS-Product-Quality-Readmefile-ENVI-GSOP-EOGD-QD-15-0130-issue1.2.pdf

    Product Quality Readme file for ERS-1/2 Wind Scatterometer Products

  • Document - Product Readme Note

    Document - Product Readme Note

    ERS-WS-SoilMoisture-Readme-ESA-EOPG-EBA-TN-2-issue1.0.pdf

    Readme file for ERS-2 Scatterometer Soil Moisture Products

  • Document - Proceedings

    Document - Proceedings

    ERS-Envisat-symposium-proceedings.pdf

    This document contains the proceedings of the ERS-Envisat Symposium, which took place in 2000.