ESRIN, known as the ESA Centre for Earth Observation, is one of the five ESA specialised centres situated in Europe. Located in Frascati, a small town 20 km south of Rome in Italy, ESRIN was established in 1966 and first began acquiring data from environmental satellites in the 1970s.
Earth Observation data has grown in importance as more and more international and national agencies recognise the many uses to which it can be put. Satellites for Earth observation keep a constant watch over the Earth and the data they provide help to safeguard the planet in which we live.
Since 2004, ESRIN has been the headquarters for ESA’s Earth Observation activities. Dr Liebig, the Head of ESRIN, is also the Director of Earth Observation.
Address: Earth Observation Ground Segment Department
Via Galileo Galilei
Casella Postale 64
00044 Frascati (RM)