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  • News - Thematic area articles

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    Global understanding of Earth's land surfaces greatly boosted by satellite data

    ESA perform land surface monitoring with a range of instruments onboard satellites acquiring optical and radar data. Collections of data from these missions are freely available for research purposes.

  • News - Success Stories

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    New worldwide dataset captures the planet in fine detail

    Scientists have developed an open source planetwide dataset of high-resolution Earth observation imagery, thanks to commercial data delivered by ESA’s Third Party Missions (TPM) programme.

  • Document - Data Access Information

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    ESA-archive-third-party-mission-collections.pdf

    Discover the ESA archive data collections offered for the Third Party Missions programme.

  • Tools - Catalogues

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    FedEO

    FedEO is a data catalogue that provides a unique entry point to a number of scientific catalogues and services for, but not limited to, European and Canadian missions.

  • Tools - Catalogues

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    ESA PDGS DataCube

    ESA's DataCube is a data catalogue that enables multi-temporal and pixel-based access to a subset of data available from ESA

  • Tools - Catalogues

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    EO CAT

    EO CAT is a data catalogue, offering a Next Generation Earth Observation system designed to manage end-user Earth Observation services.

  • Activity - General activities

    EO Summer Schools

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

  • Event - Workshop

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    1st International GOCE User Workshop

    The workshop provided a forum for presentations and discussions on the development, use and exploitation of GOCE Level 2 (global and regional) geoid products and Level 3 (science and application) data products.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Remote sensing scientists raise alarm for African savannah

    Researchers have used high resolution WorldView-3 imagery to map vegetation cover in the Greater Maasai Mara savannah, a global hotspot for biodiversity in Kenya.

  • News - Infographics

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    WorldView constellation infographic

    Learn about the WorldView constellation, part of ESA’s Third Party Missions programme, in this infographic.

  • Event - Conference

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    Dragon 3 2014 Symposium

    The Dragon 3 2014 Symposium was part of the Dragon 3 Programme, focussed on exploitation of ESA, ESA's Third Party Missions and Chinese Earth observation data for geo-science and applications development in land, ocean and atmospheric applications.

  • Event - Conference

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    Dragon 3 2015 Symposium

    The Dragon 3 2015 Symposium was part of the Dragon 3 Programme, focussed on exploitation of ESA, ESA's Third Party Missions and Chinese Earth observation data for geo-science and applications development in land, ocean and atmospheric applications.

  • Event - Conference

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    Dragon 3 2016 Symposium

    The Dragon 3 2016 Symposium served as the close of the Dragon 3 Cooperation Programme (2012 to 2016) and formal kick off for Dragon 4 Cooperation projects.

  • News - General News

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    A summary of ESA Third Party Mission collections

    A new summary is available, showcasing the ESA archives for Third Party Mission collections.

  • News - Success Stories

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    WorldView-3 helps to track offshore methane plumes from oil and gas

    Scientists have used Earth observation data to reveal enormous methane plumes spilling out from an offshore oil and gas production rig in the Gulf of Mexico. This represents a significant breakthrough in the monitoring of industrial methane emissions from space.

  • News - Infographics

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    PROBA-1 Infographic

    Learn about ESA's PROBA-1 (Project for On-Board Autonomy) mission in our new infographic.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    Highlights from Living Planet Symposium

    As remote sensing scientists and data-users from around the world converged at the Living Planet Symposium (LPS) in Bonn recently, a common thread was evident in many scientific sessions and meetings – the right environmental data can accelerate our understanding of the rapid changes in Earth’s system.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    VHR Data Quality in the limelight

    In recent years, the satellite landscape has steadily expanded with a variety of very high resolution (VHR) commercial satellites, also emerging from new space providers. A result of this growth is an increased need to address data quality assurance.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

    Very High-resolution Radar and Optical Data Assessment 2022 Workshop

    The Very High-resolution Radar & Optical Data Assessment (VH-RODA) 2022 Workshop will be held at ESA/ESRIN in Frascati (Italy) from 7 November to 10 of November, 2022.

  • News - Data Release news

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    Pléiades Neo data now open to users

    Very High Resolution optical Pléiades Neo data is available for research and development projects upon submission of a project proposal, subject to evaluation and acceptance by ESA and the data owner.

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