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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.

general news

CRYO2ICE is now on Earth Online

On 16 July, ESA is kicking off the CRYO2ICE campaign that will raise the orbit of its CryoSat-2 satellite to periodically align with NASA’s ICESat-2.

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Systematic swath elevation and monthly DEMs over the Greenland Ice Sheet margin from CryoSat

Land-ice monitoring via Earth Observation methods in general, and altimetry in particular, are essential for tracking the current statu...

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CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data available soon

Current policy is to keep two baselines (current and previous) available online for both Ice and Ocean products

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announcement of opportunity

Invitation to Tender: CryoSat Thematic Products / Cryo-TEMPO

To achieve this, current data records must be extended into the next decade and the current geophysical retrievals over differ...

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operational news

CryoSat - Geographical Mode Mask 4.0 released

A new CryoSat Geographical Mode Mask (v 4.0) is operational from Week 34 2019 (19 August - 26 August) onwards.

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general news

Three new Third Party Missions under evaluation

ICEYE, PlanetScope and Spire under evaluation. Interested users can investigate suitability of the data for scientific and R&D activities.

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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.

CryoSat
earth explorers

CryoSat

Access is provided to all CryoSat systematic data acquired according to the current geographical mode mask

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SMOS OBJECTIVES
earth explorers

SMOS OBJECTIVES

SMOS Science The SMOS mission is a direct response to the current lack of global observations of soil moisture and ocean salinity which ...

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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

VH-RODA and CEOS SAR workshop

The workshop, hosted by ESA/ESRIN, provided an open forum for the presentation and discussion of current status and future developments...

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EVENT - workshop

Workshop on International Cooperation in Spaceborne Imaging Spectroscopy

The main objectives of this workshop were to: Assess the status of current and planned international imaging spectroscopy missions for ...

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EVENT - workshop

IDEAS+ Cal/Val Workshop 7

Regular workshops are held every nine months with the whole IDEAS+ Task 3-Cal/Val team in order to review the status of current activit...

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ACTIVITIES

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ACTIVITY - quality

Workshops

... current satellite-based snow products derived from EO data and work out guidelines for improvement. Scientists were encouraged to submit abstracts for presentations and posters for the workshops. 1st International Satellite Snow Product Intercomparison Workshop (ISSPI) 21-23 July 2014 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-altimeters

RA (ERS-2)

The RA on ERS-2 was a Ku-band nadir-pointing active microwave sensor designed to measure echoes from ocean and ice surfaces.

a-altimeters

RA (ERS-1)

The RA on ERS-1 was a Ku-band nadir-pointing active microwave sensor designed to measure echoes from ocean and ice surfaces.

p-magnetic-motion-sensors

EGG

The main objective of GOCE's EGG was to measure the three components of the Gravity-Gradient Tensor.

a-spectrometers-radiometers

MIRAS

The MIRAS instrument is a passive microwave 2-D interferometric radiometer onboard the SMOS satellite.

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.

CryoVex KAREN 2016 Fall

CryoVex KAREN 2016 Fall

The CryoVex-KAREN 2016 Fall Campaign in Ilulissat, Greenland had the goal to collect unique measurements to help us better understand how snow and ice on the Greenland ice sheet is changing over time, and help ESA design future space missions to monitor the changing climate in our polar regions.

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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 - General Reference

8 July 2020

Introduction-CryoSat-2-ICESat-2-Resonant-Orbits.pdf

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Current situation Ø The geometry of both orbits leads to repeated ground track intersections over the polar areas with different time differences Ø In Download