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  • Mission - Earth Explorers

    Mission - Earth Explorers

    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.

  • Mission - Earth Explorers

    Mission - Earth Explorers

    SMOS

    The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission is dedicated to making global observations of soil moisture over land and salinity over oceans

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    New Aeolus infographic

    Learn more about ESA's youngest Earth Explorer - the Aeolus mission - in our latest infographic

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Aeolus Data Now in Use by Four of Europe’s Biggest Meteorological Services

    European meteorological services are now benefiting from the use of operational Aeolus data in their forecasts.

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    SPOT-6 to 7 full archive and tasking and SPOTMaps 2.5 dataset

    SPOTMaps 2.5 is a dataset providing nationwide or regional seamless coverage, orthorectified, derived from colour imagery acquired by SPOT 5. It...

  • Event - Workshop

    Event - Workshop

    Understanding the Carbon and Water Cycles using SMOS Data and Models

    The workshop aimed to bring together the EO, SMOS, Earth system science and modelling communities involved in the observation, characterisation and forecasting of land surface processes and their impacts.

  • Mission - Copernicus Sentinels

    Mission - Copernicus Sentinels

    Copernicus Sentinel-5P

    The Copernicus Sentinel-5 Precursor mission is the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere.

  • Document - General Reference, Product Handbook

    Document - General Reference, Product Handbook

    SMOS Multimedia Book

    Learn more about ESA's SMOS mission in the interactive SMOS Multimedia Book.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Charter on major disasters celebrates 20 years of operations

    The International Charter Space and Major Disasters is now 20 years old.

  • Activity - Quality

    Activity - Quality

    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.

  • Data - Data Description

    Data - Data Description

    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 - General News

    News - General News

    Aeolus data now publicly available

    Last week marked an exciting milestone for Aeolus. On 12 May, its wind data became publicly available.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    Forty years of heritage data highlight warming European lakes

    In the last decade, climate change has taken centre stage in both the public and scientific arenas, as increasingly extreme weather and human impact on the environment have become more apparent.

  • Activity - Quality

    Activity - Quality

    Aeolus DISC

    The Aeolus DISC is the core element in ESA's data quality framework for the Aeolus mission, comprised of an international expert consortium to study and improve the data quality of Aeolus products.

  • News - General News

    News - General News

    New CryoSat BUFR products for the meteorological community

    From 11 May new CryoSAT NOP data will be disseminated by ESA to the Italian MetOffice.

  • News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    Flooding in southern Iran

    Heavy rainfall has triggered flooding in southern Iran, particularly in the Sistan and Baluchestan, Hormozgan and Kerman provinces. The downpour has led to blocked roads and destroyed bridges, crops and houses – displacing thousands of people.

  • News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    News - General News, Scientific Highlights

    Aeolus winds now in daily weather forecasts

    ESA's Aeolus satellite has been returning profiles of Earth's winds since 3 September 2018, just after it was launched – and after months of careful testing these measurements are considered so good that the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts is now using them in their forecasts.