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    Pléiades unlocks information about rock glaciers in central Himalaya

    As climate change accelerates the melting of glacial ice, remote sensing scientists are tapping into the potential of Pléiades data to help vulnerable mountainous communities.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    ESA invites scientists to submit abstracts for EGU 2023

    ESA is calling for researchers to submit abstracts for sessions at the next General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU 2023).

  • News - Success Stories

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    Robust airborne radar instrument aids CryoSat ice data

    During the 12 years that ESA’s ice mission – CryoSat – has been monitoring Earth’s ice masses from space, simultaneous airborne measurements were made by ASIRAS.

  • News - Success Stories

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    New worldwide dataset captures the planet in fine detail

    Scientists have developed an open source planetwide dataset of high-resolution Earth observation imagery, thanks to commercial data delivered by ESA’s Third Party Missions (TPM) programme.

  • News - Infographics

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    Biomass infographic

    Learn about ESA's upcoming Biomass mission, which is dedicated to gathering information about the global distribution of forest biomass, in our latest infographic.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    Satellites investigate Earth’s terrestrial hydrosphere

    ESA’s Earth observation satellites are playing a leading role in furthering our understanding of how Earth’s water cycle is being influenced by humankind

  • News - Infographics

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    COSMO-SkyMed infographic

    Learn about the COSMO-SkyMed (Constellation of small Satellites for the Mediterranean basin Observation) series in our latest infographic.

  • Event - Workshop

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    1st International GOCE User Workshop

    The workshop provided a forum for presentations and discussions on the development, use and exploitation of GOCE Level 2 (global and regional) geoid products and Level 3 (science and application) data products.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Decades of satellite data reveal the risks of climate tipping points

    Decades-long time series that draw on ESA’s Earth observation archives are enabling scientists to uncover the threat of sudden and potentially irreversible changes to the icy parts of the planet.

  • News - Infographics

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    What is CRYO2ICE?

    Learn about CRYO2ICE, an innovative campaign producing near simultaneous acquisitions over Antarctica from the CryoSat and ICESAT-2 missions, in this new infographic.

  • Data - Data Description

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    ICEYE ESA archive

    The ICEYE ESA archive collection consists of ICEYE Level 1 products requested by ESA supported projects over their areas of interest around the world. The dataset regularly grows as ESA collects new products over the years. Three different modes are available: Spot: with a slant resolution of 50 cm in range by 25 cm in azimuth that translated into the ground generates a ground resolution of 1 m over an area of 5 km x 5 km. Due to multi-looking, speckle noise is significantly reduced Strip: the ground swath is 30 x 50 km2 and the ground range resolution is 3 m Scan: a large area (100km x 100kmis acquired with ground resolution of  15m Two different processing levels: Single Look Complex (SLC): Level 1A geo-referenced product and stored in the satellite's native image acquisition geometry (the slant imaging plane) Ground Range Detected (GRD): Level 1B product; detected, multi-looked and projected to ground range using an Earth ellipsoid model; the image coordinates are oriented along the flight direction and along the ground range; no image rotation to a map coordinate system is performed, interpolation artefacts not introduced. The following table defines the offered product types: EO-SIP Product Type Mode Processing level XN_SM__SLC Strip Single Look Complex (SLC) - Level 1A XN_SM__GRD Strip Ground Range Detected (GRD) - Level 1B XN_SL__SLC Spot Single Look Complex (SLC) - Level 1A XN_SL__GRD Spot Ground Range Detected (GRD) - Level 1B XN_SR__GRD Scan Ground Range Detected (GRD) - Level 1B

  • News - Data Release news

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    New CryoVEx campaign datasets released

    Two new datasets have been released for the CryoVEx campaign, covering activities in Spring and Summer 2019.

  • News - Data Release news

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    New Data Voucher for Planetscope on-demand

    ESA’s Third Party Missions Programme offers researchers, scientists and companies from around the world access to Planet’s high-frequency, high-resolution satellite data for non-commercial use.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Tracking mountainous glaciers using TanDEM-X

    Ice melting from mountain glaciers is one of the largest contributors to sea-level rise outside the large ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland. New research leveraging the vast data from the TanDEM-X mission, has successfully mapped glacial elevation change over multiple mountainous regions of the world.

  • 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.

  • Document - Proceedings

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    EO-Summer-School-6-ESA-explorer-mission-GOCE-earth-gravity-from-space.pdf

    This presentation from ESA's EO Summer School 6 presents the ESA explorer mission GOCE earth gravity from space

  • Document - Proceedings

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    EO-Summer-School-3-Abrupt-climate-change-why-did-Larsen-Ice-Shelf-collapse.pdf

    This presentation from ESA's EO Summer School 3 describes about abrupt climate change and why did Larsen Ice Shelf collapse?

  • Event - Training

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    EO Summer School 7

    ESA's series of summer schools, on Monitoring of the Earth System, aims to promote the exploitation of Earth observation data.

  • Event - Training

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    EO Summer School 6

    ESA's series of summer schools, on Monitoring of the Earth System, aims to promote the exploitation of Earth observation data.

  • Document - Proceedings

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    EO-Summer-School-3-Integration-microwave-remote-sensing-numerical-process-models-of-ocean-sea-ice-atmosphere.pdf

    This presentation from ESA's EO Summer School 3 describes the theory and practical implementations of Integration microwave remote sensing numerical process models of ocean sea ice atmosphere.

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