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  • News - Success Stories

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    Discover Earth like never before: the HEDAVI tool

    The Heritage Data Visualisation tool, or HEDAVI, enables the analysis of global spatio-temporal dynamics of natural and artificial environments, covering over 40 years of ESA Earth Observation Heritage data, Third Party Missions and some Copernicus data.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    Cloud-free collections key for land monitoring

    Satellite imagery is a crucially important tool for monitoring the land, but cloud cover can often block parts of Earth’s surface from view, limiting subsequent analyses.

  • News - Data Release news

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    ALOS PRISM L1C European Coverage Cloud Free data collection now available for users

    As part of Earthnet’s Third Party Missions Programme framework, ESA is pleased to announce that the ALOS PRISM L1C European Coverage Cloud Free data collection is now available for research purposes.

  • Data - Fast Registration with approval (Restrained)

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    ALOS PRISM L1C European Coverage Cloud Free

    This collection is composed of a subset of ALOS-1 PRISM (Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping) OB1 L1C products from the ALOS PRISM L1C collection (DOI: 10.57780/AL1-ff3877f) which have been chosen so as to provide a cloud-free coverage over Europe. 70% of the scenes contained within the collection have a cloud cover percentage of 0%, while the remaining 30% of the scenes have a cloud cover percentage of no more than 20%. The collection is composed of PSM_OB1_1C EO-SIP products, with the PRISM sensor operating in OB1 mode with three views (Nadir, Forward and Backward) at 35 km width.

  • News - Data Release news

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    ALOS PRISM Level 1C data collection now available for users

    ESA offers registered users access to the ALOS PRISM (Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping) OB1 L1C data acquired by ESA ground stations in the ADEN zone, plus some worldwide data requested by European scientists.

  • Data - Fast Registration with approval (Restrained)

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    ALOS PRISM L1C

    This collection provides access to the ALOS-1 PRISM (Panchromatic Remote-sensing Instrument for Stereo Mapping) OB1 L1C data acquired by ESA stations (Kiruna, Maspalomas, Matera, Tromsoe) in the ADEN zone, in addition to worldwide data requested by European scientists. The ADEN zone was the area belonging to the European Data node and covered both the European and African continents, a large part of Greenland and the Middle East. The full mission archive is included in this collection, though with gaps in spatial coverage outside of the ADEN zone. With respect to the L1B collection, only scenes acquired in sensor mode with a Cloud Coverage score lower than 70% and a sea percentage lower than 80% are published: Orbits: from 2768 to 27604 Path (corresponds to JAXA track number): from 1 to 665 Row (corresponds to JAXA scene centre frame number): from 310 to 6790. The L1C processing strongly improve accuracy compared to L1B1 from several tenths of metres in L1B1 (~40 m of northing geolocation error for Forward views and ~10-20 m for easting errors) to some metres in L1C scenes (< 10 m both in north and easting errors). The collection contains only the PSM_OB1_1C EO-SIP product type, using data from PRISM operating in OB1 mode with three views (Nadir, Forward, and Backward) at 35 km wide. Most of the products contain all three views, but the Nadir view is always available and is used for the frame number identification. All views are packaged together; each view, in CEOS format, is stored in a directory named according to the JAXA view ID naming convention.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Activity - Projects

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    Dragon 3 Cooperation Programme

    The Dragon 3 Programme focussed on the 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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    Living Planet Symposium 2022

    Learn about the 2022 edition of ESA's Living Planet Symposium.

  • News - Infographics

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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 - Events and Proceedings

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    Data preservation takes centre stage at Living Planet Symposium

    Against the backdrop of the famed Rhine River, world-class scientists and Earth observation data-users are gathered this week in the historical city of Bonn, at the Living Planet Symposium (LPS).

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    National missions in the spotlight at the Living Planet Symposium

    In the framework of ESA’s Third Party Missions (TPM) programme, the agency offers access to the full data archives of almost 50 satellite missions, which are owned by organisations around the world.

  • Activity - Projects

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    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.

  • News - Data Release news

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    Static Maps for ALOS African coverage available for users

    ALOS Africa is a dataset of the best available (cloud minimal, below 10%) African coverage acquired by AVNIR-2 in OBS mode and PRISM in OB1 mode (all Backward, Nadir and Forward views, in separated products), two different collections one for each instrument.

  • Document - Quality Report

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    ALOS-1 PRISM Cyclic Report 23 Jul 2007

    ALOS-1 PRISM Cyclic Report

  • Document - Quality Report

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    ALOS-1 PRISM Cyclic Report 08 Dec 2007

    ALOS-1 PRISM Cyclic Report

  • Document - Quality Report

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    ALOS-1 PRISM Cyclic Report 23 Oct 2007

    ALOS-1 PRISM Cyclic Report