The ERS programme celebrated its 30th anniversary on 17 July. Today, we are still exploiting ERS data and experts continue to work on improving the altimeter, radiometer and SAR data the programme acquired.
The 2004 Envisat and ERS Symposium was held in Salzburg - Austria from 6 to 10 September 2004. The 2004 Envisat and ERS Symposium provided a forum for investigators to present results of ongoing research project activities and assess the development of applications and services.
This document is aimed at both current and potential users of ERS data in hydrology. It demonstrates the existing uses of ERS data in this field, considers the potential for further development and examines the issues effecting hydrological application of ERS data specifically.
This document has been prepared by an ESA Specialist Panel charged with the task of reviewing research work and progress so far, and making recommendations for future developments and integration of satellite radar data into operational crop monitoring systems.