About Earth Online
First launched in the early nineties, Earth Online or respectively its predecessor, entitled ESA Earth Observation Guide & Directory Service (GDS) was among the first ESA web sites on the net.
After 10 years of operations on distinct sites, the two principal portals of ESA Earth Observation - Earth Online (earth.esa.int) and the Principal Investigator's Portal (eopi.esa.int) have moved to a new platform. ESA's technical and scientific earth observation user communities will from now on be served from a single portal, providing a modern and easy-to-use interface to our services and data.
One of the main changes to the site is the method for accessing data. With a simple and fast registration, users can access free online products. Access to restricted data remains as before. PI's personal information, projects, data registrations etc. can be found in the MyEarthOnline area.
The system is integrated with the Earth Observation Single Sign-On (EO-SSO) offering a single username / password to many ESA EO services.
The navigation of the site has also changed, offering a wider variety of navigation options. In addition the look and feel of the site has been modernised.
Support to users by the EOHelp desk has also been renovated and more info can be found in the Contact us area.