Welcome to EnMAP

The German Spaceborne Imaging Spectrometer Mission

The Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program (EnMAP) is a German hyperspectral satellite mission that aims at monitoring and characterising Earth’s environment on a global scale. EnMAP measures and models key dynamic processes of Earth’s ecosystems by extracting geochemical, biochemical and biophysical parameters that provide information on the status and evolution of various terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. For more information about the main objectives and the status have a look at the mission page.


  • EnMAP starts Routine Operation Phase on November 2, 2022
    published on November 02, 2022
    On October 28, 2022, EnMAP has successfully completed its Flight Qualification Review (FQR) and thereby, finished the Commissioning Phase (CP). Based on this decision, EnMAP will enter routine operations in the next days. After the Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP), the CP was used to optimize the Hyperspectral Imager (HSI) for scientific operations and to check the quality of the data. The data archive is steadily growing and contains already more than 12 000 tiles, where each tile covers approx. 30 km x 30 km.
  • Announcement of Opportunity for EnMAP
    published on October 19, 2022
  • EnMAP images from the Lower Lausitz – An East-German region in transition
    published on October 19, 2022
    In the course of the commissioning phase, EnMAP acquired data of the Lower Lausitz area. It is one of Germany’s largest mining areas and associated with a tremendous landscape transformation until today. Due to the increasing demand for independent, sustainable and climate-friendly energy production, parts of the area converted to large photovoltaic (PV) power plants.
  • Makhtesh Ramon (Israel) - EnMAP records the largest erosion cirque in the world
    published on September 22, 2022
    In the course of its commissioning campaign, EnMAP has obtained impressive images of Makhtesh Ramon, Israel, the largest erosion cirque in the world. Due to its mineral and rock formation richness, Makhtesh Ramon serves as a validation test site for the EnMAP mission
  • Forest Fires in Arcachon, France
    published on August 12, 2022
    EnMAP has acquired multiple datasets over the devastating wildfires in the Gironde region near Arcachon, France. With the mission still being in Commissioning Phase, the possibilities of VNIR-SWIR spectroscopy for the mapping of active fires is already demonstrated.
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