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  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    EarthCARE pre-launch science workshop a success

    Held between 13 and 17 November 2023, in ESA’s Earth Observation facility in Frascati, Italy, the ESA-JAXA pre-launch EarthCARE science and validation workshop brought together nearly 250 participants, representing a vibrant worldwide scientific community that is eagerly awaiting the mission’s launch.

  • News - Spotlight on EO community

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    An overview of the EarthCARE mission

    In this video, meet Björn Frommknecht, Mission Manager of ESA's upcoming EarthCARE satellite.

  • News - Spotlight on EO community

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    Introducing the EarthCARE Mission Manager

    In this video, Björn Frommknecht describes his role as Mission Manager of EarthCARE, and what he enjoys most about his involvement with this upcoming Earth Explorer.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    Last call for EarthCARE workshop abstracts

    The abstract submission deadline for the EarthCARE Pre-Launch Science and Validation Workshop is just a week away. If you would like to present your work at the workshop, submit your abstract by 10 July.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    Submit your abstracts for EarthCARE Pre-Launch Science and Validation Workshop

    Invitations are now open for the EarthCARE Pre-Launch Science and Validation Workshop, which will take place at ESRIN in Frascati, Italy, from 13 to 17 November.

  • Event - Workshop

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    EarthCARE pre-launch science and validation workshop

    The EarthCARE pre-launch Science and Validation Workshop will bring together the community to discuss the science of this upcoming cloud and aerosol mission, and offer the opportunity to discuss validation activities.

  • News - Infographics

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    Showcasing the atmosphere-studying Odin mission

    Learn about the Odin mission in our new infographic.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Atmosphere-studying Odin mission enjoys ongoing success

    More than two decades after it began operations, the Odin remote sensing satellite is continuing to make strong contributions to high-impact atmospheric science.

  • News - Infographics

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    EarthCARE - ESA's cloud, aerosol and radiation explorer mission

    Learn about ESA’s upcoming cloud, aerosol and radiation explorer mission – EarthCARE – in our latest infographic.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Satellites track the health of the ozone layer

    ESA’s Earth observation activities are contributing to international efforts to monitor and preserve the layer of stratospheric ozone that blankets the planet.

  • Document - Proceedings

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    EO-Summer-School-4-Remote-sensing-of-sea-ice.pdf

    This presentation from ESA's EO Summer School 4 describes the remote sensing of sea ice from the air and satellites

  • 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 - Success Stories

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    ESA facilitates access to greenhouse gas data

    Canadian company GHGSat Inc., which offers high-resolution remote sensing of greenhouse gas emissions, air quality gas, and other trace gas emissions from any point sources in the world, is now an ESA Third Party Mission.

  • News - Infographics

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    Greenhouse gas monitoring with the GHGSat mission

    Find out more about the GHGsat mission in our new infographic.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    Space data help to unravel the complexities of Earth’s atmosphere

    As the impacts of the climate crisis intensify, scientists are using ESA’s Earth observation archives to investigate atmospheric processes and their influences on the planet’s changing environment.

  • News - Data Release news

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    GHGSat data now available through ESA's Earthnet programme

    In the framework of the Earthnet programme, ESA is offering, for scientific research and application development, access to archive and new tasking data from the GHGSat mission.

  • Mission - Third Party Missions

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    GHGSat

    The GHGSat mission is dedicated to measuring emissions of greenhouse gases.

  • Data - Project Proposal (Restrained)

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    GHGSat archive and tasking

    The following products are made available: Abundance dataset (Level 2): Set of per-pixel abundances (ppb or mol/m2) for a single species, and per-pixel measurement error expressed as a standard deviation for a single site on a single satellite pass. Data format is GeoTIFF (16-bit) or optionally GeoTIFF (32-bit or 64-bit floating point) Concentration Maps (Level 2): High readability pseudocolour map combining surface reflectance, and column density expressed in ppb or mol/m2 for a single species in PNG (optional PDF) format. The relevant abundance dataset is provided as well. Emission Rates (Level 4): Instantaneous emission rate from targeted source estimated using abundance datasets from a single satellite pass and applying dispersion modelling techniques in PDF format. The delivered product includes the emission rate estimate with uncertainty and key dispersion parameters (in CSV format) as well as the abundance dataset used for the emission estimate. The properties of available products are summarised in the table. Band(s) / Beam Mode(s) and Polarisation SWIR (1635-1675 nm), multiple bands, unpolarised Spatial Resolution <30 m Scene size 12 km x 12 km Species Measured CH4 Geometric Corrections Radial distortion, perspective projection Radiometric Corrections Detector pixel response, ghosting, spectral response, atmospheric correction including trace gas modelling and surface reflectance Details about the data provision, data access conditions and quota assignment procedure are described in the GHGSat Terms of Applicability.

  • Data - External Data (Restrained)

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    Odin SMR data products

    The latest Odin Sub-Millimetre Radiometer (SMR) datasets have been generated by Chalmers University of Technology and Molflow within the Odin-SMR Recalibration and Harmonisation project, funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) to create a fully consistent and homogeneous dataset from the 20 years of satellite operations. The Odin satellite was launched in February 2001 as a joint undertaking between Sweden, Canada, France and Finland, and is part of the ESA Third Party Missions (TPM) programme since 2007. The complete Odin-SMR data archive was reprocessed applying a revised calibration scheme and upgraded algorithms. The Level 1b dataset is entirely reconsolidated, while Level 2 products are regenerated for the main mesospheric and stratospheric frequency modes (i.e., FM 01, 02, 08, 13, 14, 19, 21, 22, 24). The resulting dataset represents the first full-mission reprocessing campaign of the mission, which is still in operation.

  • News - Data Release news

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    Release of Odin SMR reprocessed data

    Data from the Odin Sub-Millimetre Radiometer (SMR) reprocessing has been released to users and is now freely available.