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  • News - Events and Proceedings

    News - Events and Proceedings

    SMOS data advances space weather and ionospheric research

    ESA is taking steps to innovate ways to use SMOS data to support solar scientists and the space weather community, as set out in a workshop held recently in ESRIN.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Minor Update for the SMOS Near Real Time Sea Surface Wind Speed Processor

    An updated version of the SMOS Near Real Time Sea Surface Wind Speed Processor - Version 302 - was released on the 23 November 2022.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    SMOS data improve estimates of rainfall in Africa

    Scientists have used soil moisture data from ESA’s SMOS mission to correct high-resolution satellite-based estimates of precipitation in Africa.

  • Campaign

    Campaign

    SARSimHT

    The main objective of “SARSimHT – Airborne SAR experiment to simulate Hydroterra data” was to demonstrate the image formation process of Hydroterra through the exploitation of a repeat-pass hyper-temporal airborne SAR image stack acquired over short time intervals representative of the Hydroterra mission.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    Satellite data predicts lower wheat crop yield

    In a market pressed with short supply of grain the dry spring weather of 2022 was devastating for European wheat production, according to a new drought monitor that draws on data from ESA’s SMOS Earth observation mission

  • Event - Training

    Event - Training

    EO Summer School 6

    ESA's series of summer schools, on Monitoring of the Earth System, aims to promote the exploitation of Earth observation data.

  • Event - Training

    Event - Training

    EO Summer School 5

    ESA's series of summer schools, on Monitoring of the Earth System, aims to promote the exploitation of Earth observation data.

  • Campaign

    Campaign

    HydroSoil

    The main objective of HydroSoil was to demonstrate the retrieval of soil moisture and vegetation parameters in an agricultural field under controlled conditions using a ground-based fully-polarimetric SAR instrument (GB-PolSAR).

  • 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.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    News - Events and Proceedings

    QA4SM Evolution in FRM4SM presented at sixth Soil Moisture Validation Workshop

    The use and distribution of EO Soil Moisture (SM) data calls for rigorous, automated quality assessment procedures.

  • News - Data Release news

    News - Data Release news

    SMOS reprocessed Sea Surface Wind Speed dataset is now available

    The entire SMOS L1B archive has been reprocessed with the latest version of the Sea Surface Wind Speed processor V300 which was deployed into the SMOS wind near real time service in August 2021.

  • News - Data Release news

    News - Data Release news

    SMOS L2 Sea Surface Salinity products documentation updates

    SMOS L2 Sea Surface Salinity product validation report is now available.

  • News - Success Stories

    News - Success Stories

    SAOCOM the Argentinean constellation with an Italian twist

    Composed of two satellites launched in 2018 and 2019 respectively, the SAOCOM satellite mission, managed and operated by Argentina's Space Agency, CONAE, covers an array of applications that greatly benefit Earth observation and disaster monitoring.

  • News - Data Release news

    News - Data Release news

    SMOS sea ice thickness reprocessed data now available

    The reprocessed SMOS level 3 and 4 sea ice thickness products over the Arctic are now available from the ESA SMOS Dissemination Service.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Updated SMOS documentation available

    Updated versions of several SMOS data documents are now available.

  • Activity - Projects

    Activity - Projects

    Dragon 2 Cooperation Programme

    The Dragon 2 Programme focussed on the exploitation of ESA, ESA's Third Party Missions and Chinese Earth observation data for science and applications development in land, ocean and atmospheric applications.

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    SAOCOM data products

    This collection provides access to the SAOCOM products acquired in the ASI Zone of Exclusivity, that correspond mainly to the European territory...

  • Mission - Third Party Missions

    Mission - Third Party Missions

    SAOCOM

    The SAOCOM (SAtélite Argentino de Observación COn Microondas) satellite series represents Argentina's approved polarimetric L-band SAR constellation of two spacecraft. It's objective is to provide an effective Earth observation and disaster monitoring capability.

  • News - Data Release news

    News - Data Release news

    New SMOS Near Real Time Sea Surface Wind Speed new baseline is released

    A new version of the SMOS Sea Surface Wind Speed processor - version 300 - was deployed at IFREMER and ESA operational ground segments on 4 August 2021.

  • News - Data Release news

    News - Data Release news

    New SMOS Level 2 Near Real Time Neural Network Soil Moisture baseline is released

    A new version of the SMOS level 2 Near Real Time processor - version 300 - was deployed in the operational ground segment on 2 August 2021.