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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

The Earthnet Programme: 40 years of evolution and future challenges

... past decades, paving the way for Earth Observation to be well prepared in order to step in today's Digital society and economy —a great leap in innovation"

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General News

Around the world in eight balloons with Strateole-2

“The campaign aimed to test the new technological developments of the past few years and set up the system that will be used during the...

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Operational News

ESA TPM collection ‘Worldview-2 European Cities’ expanded

Mission collection in the past are kindly invited to have a look in the ESA TPM dissemination tool or in the new ESA EO Catalogue, in ca...

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General News

Rebirth for Earth Online

and so for the past two years this team has been working hard to come up with the best possible solution. With a mobile responsive desi...

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Operational News

GOSAT data dissemination schedule until 6 May 2020

JAXA regular operations are resumed, the policy is to sequentially recover and distribute the past data that could not be provided

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Operational News

Recovery of past Swarm L1B data gaps

Swarm L1B data gaps registered in the past have been recovered by using the last L1B operational processor, in particular, data has been...

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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

Temporal overpasses can be calculated for any time period - either past or future - for any location

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Swarm OBJECTIVES
Earth Explorers

Swarm OBJECTIVES

For example, by analysing the magnetic imprints of the ocean floor, past core-field changes can be reconstructed

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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

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 - Meeting

AGU Fall Meeting 2019

The Fall Meeting offered the opportunity to participate in centennial presentations and special events that brought to life the past, p...

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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

Temporal overpasses can be calculated for any time period - either past or future - for any location Read more

ACTIVITIES

Find the activities you need.

ACTIVITY - Cal/Val activities

UV nadir viewing galleries

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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.

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Heritage Missions

MWR (ERS-2)

Used for measurement of the integrated atmospheric water vapour column & cloud liquid water content

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Heritage Missions

MWR (ERS-1)

MWR provided measurements of the integrated atmospheric water vapour column and cloud liquid water content.

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Heritage Missions

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.

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Heritage Missions

SCIAMACHY

SCIAMACHY was an instrument aboard the Envisat satellite that measured atmospheric chemistry.

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.

CoSMOS 2006

CoSMOS 2006

The TRAP code can be used for future (or past) aircraft data (re-)analysis

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CryoVEx AEM

CryoVEx AEM

Numerous CryoSat Validation Experiments (CryoVEx) have been performed over the past several years

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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 - Proceedings

10 June 2020

QA4EO-Cal-Val-workshop-1-proceedings.pdf

such it can be considered as a kickoff meeting. Philippe stressed the relevance of R&D and Metrology in Cal/Val; this was demonstrated during the past contract and acknowledged at DOSTAG level; as Download