Earth Observation is of course on the table of ESA's Ministerial Conference next 20 and 21 November in Naples, Italy. ESA wants to continue the important efforts in understanding our planet and its climate changes. New Earth Explorers missions are defined as well as the next generation of Meteorology satellites. This video explains the different aspects of Earth Observation programmes. This includes an interview with Volker Liebig, ESA Director of Earth Observation in English and German.
More background information can be found on: http://www.esa.int/esaEO/index.html