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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 - Thematic area articles

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    How satellite data help to shape society

    Data from ESA’s Earth observation archives are improving understanding of the interactions between human activities and the environment, helping to power green economic development and boosting prosperity in Europe and beyond.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    Satellites reveal changes to Earth’s icy zones

    ESA’s Earth observation activities are helping scientists investigate the influence of climate change on widespread ice-losses across the planet.

  • Event - Conference

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    Living Planet Symposium 2022

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

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    Space helps monitor Earth’s changing biosphere

    Earth’s biosphere is continually changing. Through its pioneering Earth observation missions, ESA is making critical contributions to monitor these changes and their impacts on Earth’s water and carbon cycles.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Pléiades Neo captures ESA Team Day event

    At the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), about 2000 staff created a human formation of the ESA logo and it was captured by Pléiades Neo high resolution optical satellite

  • 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 - 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.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Living Planet Symposium showcases Pléiades Neo data

    This week, the community of Earth observation data users gather at the Living Planet Symposium to explore the latest progress in Earth observation satellites and data.

  • Document - General Reference

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    Third-Party-Missions-brochure.pdf

    This brochure summarises ESA's Third Party Missions programme, providing a timeline and examples of content related to some of the missions.

  • Document - Data Access Information

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    oneatlas-pleiades-neo-user-guide-archive-ordering.pdf

    User guide to OneAtlas Pléiades Neo Archive ordering - a quick guide to get you started with access and using the OneAtlas service.

  • Document - Newsletter

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    Earth-Online-Newsletter-1-April-2022.pdf

    This issue of the Earth Online Newsletter covers a selection of the latest news and events from ESA.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    Satellite data central to ocean monitoring

    Over 95% of Earth’s water is found in our oceans, and yet sadly, oceans are under stress from climate change and pollution. Monitoring our oceans is vital for Earth’s survival and satellites are the primary means of long-term and independent observation of our vast ocean bodies and their associated coastal zones.

  • News - Success Stories

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    New open-source Python library improves rapid mapping services

    In emergency services, rapid response is paramount. ICube-SERTIT’s Rapid Mapping Service provides near real-time delivery of geo-information to help emergency services respond quickly to disasters such as flooding, fires and landslides. A new Python open-source library, called EOReader, speeds up this mapping response by enabling the easy opening of imagery from multiple satellite sensors, both optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR).

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    How space data are transforming the global food system

    European Earth observation activities are accelerating a data-driven transformation in the agriculture sector that is helping farmers adapt to the dual challenges of climate change and population increase.

  • Mission - Third Party Missions

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    Pléiades Neo

    Pléiades Neo is a very high resolution optical constellation of four identical satellites phased at 90° from each other.

  • Data - Data Description

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    Pléiades Neo full archive and tasking

    Very High Resolution optical Pléiades Neo data at 30 cm PAN resolution (1.2 m 6- bands Multispectral) are available as part of the Airbus provision with twice daily revisit capability over the entire globe. The swath width is 14 km (footprint at nadir). Band combinations: Panchromatic one band Black & White image at 0.3 m resolution Bundle 0.3 m panchromatic image and 1.2 m multispectral image (4 or 6 bands) simultaneously acquired Geometric processing levels: Primary: The Primary product is the processing level closest to the natural image acquired by the sensor. This product restores perfect collection conditions: the sensor is placed in rectilinear geometry, and the image is clear of all radiometric distortion. Projected: The products is mapped onto the Earth cartographic system using a standard reference datum and projection system at a constant terrestrial altitude, relative to the reference ellipsoid. Ortho: The Ortho product is a georeferenced image in Earth geometry, corrected from acquisition and terrain off-nadir effects.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    Satellite data boost global understanding of land surface

    Understanding our changing land surface is essential in the study of climate change. Satellites are used to monitor changes to the material that covers Earth’s surface, so-called land cover, such as vegetation and water.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Pléiades celebrates 10 years and extends satellite fleet with Pléiades Neo

    ESA is proud to mark the 10-year milestone of the Pléiades programme, a forerunner in providing very high resolution (VHR) commercial satellite imagery ideal for precision mapping and in-depth intelligence.

  • Document - Product Document

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    SPOT-Pleiades-data-terms-of-applicability.pdf

    This document describes the terms of applicability for accessing data products from the SPOT and Pleiades missions.

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