The Po Valley in Italy is one of the most polluted regions in Europe. High NO2 concentrations often occur due to industrial and urban activities and the topography of the Po River basin, where the Alps and Apennines limit the dispersal of pollutants.
Due to an anomaly registered on the EFI instrument on board Swarm Alpha, the instrument was switched off on 13 January 2022 at 20:27 UTC. The anomaly was recovered and the instrument reactivated on 17 January.
Prepared, implemented and executed by a consortium of French universities and research institutions, under the umbrella of the French Space Agency (CNES) and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Clouds-Atmospheric Dynamics–Dust Interactions in West Africa (CADDIWA) campaign took place on Sal Island in Cape Verde, from 6 to 25 September 2021.
Two new imaging modes, Wide ScanSAR and Staring Spotlight, have been added to the PAZ offering and are now available to users for research and application development following submission of a project proposal subject to evaluation and acceptance by ESA and the data owner.
A software maintenance activity on the ESA EOIAM system is scheduled on 19 January 2022 from 08:00 to 12:00 UTC.
Users will be unable to access any ESA Earth Observation services within the EOIAM authentication infrastructure during the indicated downtime.