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  • News - Infographics

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    Showcasing the NovaSAR-1 radar satellite

    Learn about the NovaSAR-1 mission in our new infographic.

  • Event - Workshop

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    EO for Agriculture Under Pressure 2024

    EO for Agriculture Under Pressure 2024 Workshop follows up from previous events, bringing together the large community working on EO-based science and solutions for agriculture.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    Space data support Earth’s ecosystems

    ESA’s Earth observation (EO) missions are making a critical contribution to monitoring transformations in our planet’s ecosystems, helping track changes in the vegetation, soil, and ocean that affect these systems.

  • News - Announcement of Opportunity updates

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    ESA encourages S-band applications with NovaSAR-1 Announcement of Opportunity

    ESA is offering possibilities to develop new applications in the S-band microwave frequency range, with a new Announcement of Opportunity for NovaSAR-1 data, via ESA’s Third Party Mission programme.

  • Mission - Third Party Missions

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    NovaSAR-1

    Launched on 16 September 2018, NovaSAR-1 features an S-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) instrument offering a variety of modes with different resolutions and swath widths.

  • Data - Project Proposal (Restrained)

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    NovaSAR-1 new tasking

    NovaSAR-1 new acquisition data are available in two baseline acquisition modes: Stripmap – provides the highest resolution of 6 metres with up to 20 km swath selected from a 150 km field of regard, available in single polarisation. ScanSAR – has a 20 - 30 metre resolution and up to 150 km swath. Available in single polarisation. Within each of the baseline modes there are a variety of mode options that vary according to ground range resolution, incidence angles, swath width and the number of looks: Acquisition Mode Polarisation Resolution (m) Swath Width (km) Incidence Angles Number of Looks Stripmap Single: HH 6 20 16.0 – 25.38° 3 (1 range, 3 azimuth) 13 – 20 21.29 – 31.2° Single: VV 6 20 16.0 – 25.38° 3 (1 range, 3 azimuth) 13 – 20 21.29 – 31.2° ScanSAR Single: HH 20 100 15.0 - 24.66° 4 (2 range, 2 azimuth) 50 24.51 - 28.94° Single: VV 20 100 15.0 – 24.66° 4 (2 range, 2 azimuth) 50 24.51 - 28.94° Single: HH 30 150 11.29 – 25.93° 4 (2 range, 2 azimuth) 55 27.35 - 32.01° Single: VV 30 150 11.29 – 25.93° 4 (2 range, 2 azimuth) 55 27.35 - 32.01° NovaSAR-1 data are provided as a Level 2 (ARD) product as standard, but the accompanying Level 1 data may also be requested. Level 1 – delivered as reconstructed, unprocessed instrument data at full resolution. Level 2 (ARD) – delivered as a processed product with applied radiometric and geometric corrections i.e. orthorectification and spatial registration: Geocoded Ellipsoid Corrected (GEC) – Maritime and ocean applications Geocoded Terrain Corrected (GTC) – Land applications and change detection Where available, associated automatic identification system (AIS) data may be requested alongside the NovaSAR-1 data products.

  • Data - Announcement of Opportunity (Restrained)

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    Announcement of Opportunity for NovaSAR-1

    ESA is launching an Announcement of Opportunity for the international scientific community to access data from the NovaSAR-1 mission for science and EO-based applications development.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Monitoring the health of wheat crops from space

    Very high resolution space data can be used to improve the detection of a plant disease that impacts a major global cereal crop.

  • News - Success Stories

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    PROBA-V data improve surface albedo products in Africa

    As ESA’s PROBA-V satellite marks its 10-year launch milestone, data tasked during the mission’s lifetime are still being used to assess changes in land cover.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    Scientists to showcase value of Earth observation data at EGU

    Remote sensing scientists are getting ready to present innovative and exciting applications of satellite data at the European Geosciences Union general assembly which will take place from 24 to 28 April in Vienna, Austria.

  • News - Data Release news

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    PROBA-V ‘Collection 2’ - Reprocessed Dataset available

    The improved PROBA-V data (Collection 2) has been released. Data is available via the PROBA-V MEP and Terrascope platforms so users can freely exploit the data using Virtual machines, Jupyter Notebooks, and the new viewing application.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    Remote sensing data underpin research on soil

    Environmental data disseminated by ESA’s Earth observation programmes provide knowledge about the stresses on Earth’s soils – aiding many applications such as crop management, drought and flood forecasting, and ecosystem protection.

  • 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 - General News

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    How SNAP facilitates access to ESA Third Party Missions data

    The tool – called the Sentinel Applications Platform (SNAP) – incorporates high-quality remote sensing data from numerous missions, including those operated by the agency’s international partners, known as Third Party Missions (TPM).

  • News - Success Stories

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    Satellite data predicts lower wheat crop yield

    In a market pressed with short supply of grain the dry spring weather of 2022 was devastating for European wheat production, according to a new drought monitor that draws on data from ESA’s SMOS Earth observation mission

  • Event - Workshop

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    Fringe 2003 Workshop

    The third ESA International Workshop on ERS SAR Interferometry and its first Workshop on ASAR interferometry: Advances in SAR interferometry from ERS and Envisat missions.

  • Activity - Projects

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    Dragon Cooperation Programme

    The Dragon Programme focussed on science and applications development in China using mainly data from the ERS and Envisat missions. The Prgramme was a cooperation between ESA and the National Remote Sensing Centre of China.

  • News - Infographics

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    An overview of ESA's Third Party Missions programme

    ESA’s Third Party Missions programme consists of almost 50 satellite missions, which are owned by organisations around the world. ESA has agreements with these organisations to acquire, process, and distribute data from their missions

  • Data - Project Proposal (Restrained)

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    SPOT-6 to 7 full archive and tasking

    The SPOT 6 and 7 satellites ensure data continuity with the no longer operational SPOT 5 satellite and provide an archive of very high resolution optical acquisition as well as the possibility to task the satellites for new acquisitions. Following the completion of the SPOT 7 mission in March 2023, new acquisition tasking is only available for the SPOT 6 satellite. The ortho-products are automatically generated by the SPOT 6 and 7 ground segment, based on SRTM database or Reference3D when available. The projection available for SPOT 6 and 7 ortho-products is UTM, datum WGS84. Bands combinations: Pansharpened: colour image at 1.5 m resolution Bundle: 1.5 m panchromatic image and 6 m multispectral image. 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. Standard Ortho: The Ortho product is a georeferenced image in Earth geometry, corrected from acquisition and terrain off-nadir effects. Tailored ortho: Aside from the Standard Ortho product, when different specifications are needed, a custom orthorectification, with a more precise 3D model provided by the client or acquired for the purpose, can be provided on demand.

  • Tools - Other

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    Food Security TEP

    The Food Security Thematic Exploitation Platform (TEP) enables access, processing, uploading, visualisation, manipulation and comparison of data related to food security.