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

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GOSAT-2 TANSO FTS-2 and CAI-2 full archive and new products

The TANSO-FTS-2 (Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Fourier Transform Spectrometer-2) instrument is an high-resolution 5-...

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Spire live and historical data

The data collected by Spire has a diverse range of applications, from analysis of global trade patterns and commodity flows to aircraft routing ...

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.

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A Guide to Aeolus Range Bin Settings

Launched on 22 August 2018, Aeolus is the first satellite mission to acquire profiles of Earth’s wind on a global scale. After almost two years in space, its near-real time observations have been assimilated into the Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models of several European meteorological services, like ECMWF, Météo-France and DWD, and have proven crucial when the grounding of airplanes during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a sharp decrease in meteorological observations.

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Updated Swarm EEF dataset released

An improved version of Swarm EEFxTMS_2F products (version 0203) is now available.

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Swarm Alpha EFI-LP data gap from 12 to 13 August 2020

During a routine operation performed for the EFI on board Swarm Alpha, an issue was registered and the instrument has been rebooted, resulting in a data gap.

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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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Swarm Alpha: Scalar magnetic field data not available from 22 to 26 July 2020

Due to an issue in the Swarm L1B data processing chain, the magnetic field intensity derived from the ASM instrument and stored in products for Swarm Alpha is set to zero from 22 to 26 July 2020.

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Announcement of Opportunity for Aeolus Cal/Val

An Announcement of Opportunity call is open for the Aeolus mission. Scientists, new groups and individuals are invited to participate in Aeolus Cal/Val throughout the mission lifetime.

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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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Aeolus

The Aeolus mission provides global observations of wind profiles from space to improve the quality of weather forecasts, and to advance our understanding of atmospheric dynamics and climate processes.

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Swarm

Swarm is dedicated to creating a highly detailed survey of the Earth’s geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution as well as the electric field in the atmosphere using a constellation of three identical satellites.

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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.

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EGU General Assembly 2021

EGU General Assembly 2021, 25-30 April 2021, will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences.

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MicroRad 2020

The 16th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad 2020) will be held from 16 to 20 November 2020 at the Santa Apollonia Auditorium in Florence, Italy.

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Aeolus Cal/Val and Science Workshop

The ESA organised Aeolus Cal/Val workshop will take place as a virtual workshop and will be co-hosted by EUMETSAT and the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

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IGARSS 2020

The 2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (IGARSS) virtual symposium will take place 26 September - 2 October 2020. This year's main theme is "Remote Sensing: Global Perspectives for Local Solutions".

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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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AGU Fall Meeting 2019

The 2019 AGU Fall Meeting offered the opportunity to participate in AGU's centennial presentations and special events that brought to life the past, present and the future of AGU's science.

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TOOLS & TOOLBOXES

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

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Swarm VRE

The Swarm Virtual Research Environment (VRE) is a cloud service which provides a web-based interactive development environment based on JupyterLab. Read more

ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

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ESC Geomagnetic Conditions

The overall objective of the ESC Geomagnetic Conditions - definition and development activities work is to ensure operational and development activities within the Geomagnetic Conditions Expert Service Centre (G-ESC) of ESA's Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Space Weather (SWE) network. 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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LRR (Envisat)

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

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STR (Swarm)

The Swarm Star Trackers retrieve information on the precise satellite orientation and attitude.

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ACC (Swarm)

The Accelerometer measures the Swarm satellite’s non-gravitational acceleration in its respective orbit.

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GPSR and LRR (Swarm)

Each Swarm satellite is equipped with a Laser Retroreflector for external calibration and validation of the on-board GPS receiver.

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.

AROMAT-I

AROMAT-I

The main objective of this AROMAT-I campaign was to test newly developed airborne sensors and to evaluate their capabilities as validation tools for future air quality space borne sensors, in particular TROPOMI.

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AROMAT-II

AROMAT-II

This campaign covers the fields of atmospheric composition: NO2, SO2, aerosols, over Romania (Bucharest and Turceni) and Germany (Berlin).

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OTHER RESOURCES

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

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16 June 2020

swarm-EFI-TII-cross-track-flow-dataset-release-notes.pdf

This document describes the University of Calgary EFI TII cross-satellite-track ion flow dataset. Download