THEMATIC AREA

Data

Discover and download the Earth observation data you need from the broad catalogue of missions the European Space Agency operate and support.

Data Description

AVHRR Level-1b local area coverage imagery

This collection is composed of AVHRR L1B products (1.1 km) reprocessed from the NOAA and Metop AVHRR sensors data acquired at the University of ...

Data Description

Aeolus preliminary HLOS (horizontal line-of-sight) wind observations for Rayleigh and Mie receivers

The Level 1B wind product of the Aeolus mission contains the preliminary HLOS (horizontal line-of-sight) wind observations for Rayleigh and Mie ...

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Aeolus Scientific L2B Rayleigh/Mie wind product

The Level 2B wind product of the Aeolus mission is a geo-located consolidated HLOS (horizontal line-of-sight) wind observation with actual atmos...

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Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper Geolocated Terrain Corrected Systematic processing

This dataset contains all the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper high-quality ortho-rectified L1T dataset acquired by ESA over the Fucino, Matera, Kiruna...

News

Discover the latest news on the European Space Agency's Earth Observation activities. Learn all about new data availability and how ESA's missions are performing.

Events and Proceedings

Register for the EuroGEO 2020 webinar

The 14th edition of the EuroGEO workshop (scheduled from 8-10 June 2020 in Paris) has been postponed due to the current global health situation. However, to make sure the preparations for the GEO Plenary in November can continue, the organisers will host a virtual meeting/webinar on 8 June instead.

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Operational News

Aeolus set for Instrument Telescope Refocussing exercise

Aeolus’s telescope requires periodic collimation and refocussing. To this end, the Instrument Telescope Refocussing activity aims to improve the radiometric performance of the Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument (ALADIN)’s telescope by optimizing the throughput at the field stop, the smallest aperture where the return light has to pass. This is done through a change of the temperature settings on the telescope.

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Operational News

EO-SSO services downtime for maintenance - 29 May 2020

All of the ESA EO-SSO services will be unavailable on 29 May, from 10:00 to 11:00 CEST.

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General News

Around the world in eight balloons with Strateole-2

Strateole-2 is a French-US project supported by ESA that uses CNES superpressure balloons drifting around the globe to study the climate processes in the Tropical Tropopause Layer (TTL) and the lower stratosphere, helping Aeolus validation activities along the way.

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General News

Swarm highlights from first quarter of 2020

A look at the main operational highlights of the Swarm mission in the first quarter of this year.

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Operational News

Aeolus and GOCE dissemination system maintenance on 22 May 2020

Due to a scheduled maintenance, access to the Aeolus and GOCE dissemination systems will be unavailable on 22 May,

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Missions

Explore the European Space Agency's Earth Observation satellite missions. Learn all about ESA's dedicated Earth Explorers or collaborations with other agencies through the Third Party Missions programme.

Aeolus
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.

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Swarm
Earth Explorers

Swarm

Swarm is dedicated to creating a highly detailed survey of the Earth’s geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution as well as the electric field in the atmosphere using a constellation of three identical satellites.

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Events

Learn about upcoming Earth observation conferences, workshops and training courses that the European Space Agency organise or support. Discover the results of past events, which may provide useful reference or material for your work.

EVENT - Meeting

Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the SMOS mission, a special event has been organised to look at the mission's contributions to science and research over the past decade.

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EVENT - Conference

8th International Conference on Remote Sensing and geoinformation of environment

The 8th International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment (RSCy2020), due to take place from 16 to 18 March 2020, has been postponed until further notice.

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EVENT - Meeting

MicroRad 2020

The 16th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad 2020) will be held from 16 to 20 November 2020 at the Santa Apollonia Auditorium in Florence, Italy.

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EVENT - Workshop

Aeolus Cal/Val and Science Workshop

The Aeolus Cal/Val and Science Workshop due to be held in Darmstadt, Germany from 2 to 6 November 2020, and will present the latest results from the cal/val and science teams.

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EVENT - Conference

CryoSat 10th Anniversary Science Conference

The conference focuses on the latest scientific results from the mission, it is also a celebration of the remarkable contribution that CryoSat has made to our understanding of the cryosphere and its role in the Earth system and the climate, and in turn, the impacts on society.

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EVENT - Workshop

The EuroGEO Webinar 2020

The objective of the EuroGEO webinar is to reflect on the initiative and how we can increase its role into GEO and better leverage the benefits GEO can bring to Europe.

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TOOLS & TOOLBOXES

Find the tools you need to visualise, analyse and process the European Space Agency's Earth observation data.

TOOLS - Visualisation

EVDC Orbit Prediction Tool

The EVDC Orbit Prediction and Overpass Tool generates and visualises satellite's overpasses. Read more

ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

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. Read more

INSTRUMENTS

Explore the many instruments the European Space Agency use to observe the Earth. ESA offer data from a wide range of optical, radar, atmospheric, altimetric and gravimetric instrumentation.

a-positioning-navigation

Heritage Missions

LRR (ERS-1)

An optical device for accurate satellite tracking from the ground to support instrument data evaluation

a-scatterometers

Heritage Missions

WS (ERS-2)

The ERS-2 Wind Scatterometer obtained information on wind speed and direction at the sea surface.

a-scatterometers

Heritage Missions

WS (ERS-1)

The ERS-1 Wind Scatterometer was designed to measure wind over the oceans.

a-positioning-navigation

Earth Explorers

SSTI

SSTI was a state-of-the-art GPS receiver on GOCE that was designed to operate in a low-Earth orbit.

Campaigns

Learn about the ground-based, ship-borne, balloon-borne, and airborne campaigns and small satellite field experiments that validate orbiting ESA EO satellites and support future mission development.

AfriSAR 2015

AfriSAR 2015

During the AfriSAR 2015 campaign, shared between ONERA (dry season, July 2015) and DLR (wet season 2016), Pol-InSAR and TomoSAR airborne data set were collected over four test sites over Africa, therefore covering different forest structures.

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AIRFIRE

AIRFIRE

The fires observational campaign was performed during summer 2006 and dedicated to the study of fire emission in the spectral region VNIR-SWIR.

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OTHER RESOURCES

Browse through mission documentation and reports, and learn more about European Space Agency Earth Observation projects and opportunities.

DOCUMENT - Product Document, Availability report

29 May 2020

Orbit-Evolution-of-the-Swarm-Mission.pdf

Description of the Orbit Evolution of the Swarm Mission Download