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  • Document - General Reference

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    The Science and Research Elements of ESA Living Planet Programme

    This document presents the plans for the Earth Explorer element of the European Space Agency's 'Living Planet' Programme for Earth Observation.

  • Document - General Reference

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    The Nine Candidate Earth Explorer Missions - Topography Mission

    This report for assessment addresses the Topography mission when it was selected with other nine Earth Explorer missions as a potential candidate for Phase A study.

  • Document - General Reference

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    The-Changing-Earth-New-Scientific-Challenges-for-ESAs-Living-Planet-Programme.pdf

    This article is extracted from ESA Bulletin Nr. 129.

  • Event - Training

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    Advanced Training Course in Ocean Remote Sensing 2011

    Within the framework of the Dragon Programme, a joint collaboration between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), ESA and NRSCC are providing a series of advanced thematic training courses on remote sensing applications hosted by university and research institutions in P.R. China.

  • Campaign

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    DOMEX-3

    The DOMEX-3 experiment is the follow on of two previous experiments called DOMEX-1 and DOMEX-2 which were successfully conducted at Concordia base, Antarctica

  • News - Success Stories

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    Mapping salty waters

    The length and precision with which climate scientists can track the salinity, or saltiness, of the oceans is set to improve dramatically.

  • Event - Conference

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    Living Planet Symposium 2019

    ESA's Living Planet Symposia are amongst the biggest Earth observation conferences in the world. Scientists present their latest findings on Earth's environment and climate.

  • Event - Meeting

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    World Ocean Circulation User Consultation Meeting 2019

    The World Ocean Circulation User Consultation Meeting took place in 2019 with the aim to prepare a roadmap for new initiatives on ocean circulation research and applications.

  • Tools - Processing

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    SMOS NetCDF Conversion Tool

    The SMOS NetCDF Conversion Tool, for batch processing of large amounts of files, is available as a stand-alone command line executable or integrated in the SMOS Toolbox/SNAP.

  • Event - Workshop

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    IDEAS+ Cal/Val Workshop 7

    The 7th IDEAS+ Cal/Val Workshop took place on 4 and 5 June 2019 and it was hosted at the Wageningen University and Research (WUR) in The Netherlands.

  • Tools - Visualisation

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    SMOS Global Mapping Tool

    The SMOS Global Mapping Tool (GMT) is useful for plotting the SMOS data into a single global geographical map.

  • Campaign

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    SMOSice

    The ESA SMOSice study has demonstrated for the first time the potential to retrieve sea ice thickness from SMOS data.

  • Campaign

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    DOMECair (GOCE)

    The airborne survey DOMECair 2013 and its instrumentation was designed to obtain calibration and validation data for two different satellite missions of ESA’s Earth Explorer mission, for satellites SMOS and GOCE.

  • Campaign

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    DOMECair (SMOS)

    The purpose of this campaign was to assess the merits of the East Antarctic Plateau around Dome C with the Concordia station as a candidate for an Earthly calibration site. It was an airborne campaign in Antarctica supporting SMOS calibration.

  • Campaign

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    DOMEX-2

    The DOMEx-2 campaign is part of the calibration and validation activities of the SMOS mission, which is one of Earth Explorers within ESA's Living Planet programme.

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    DOMEX-1

    The purpose of the DOMEX experiment was to acquire the first combined, in-situ microwave emission measurements using C- and L-band radiometers.

  • Mission - Earth Explorers

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    SMOS

    The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission is dedicated to making global observations of soil moisture over land and salinity over oceans.

  • Data - EO Sign In Authentication (Open)

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    SMOS L3 Sea Ice Thickness

    The SMOS Level 3 Sea Ice Thickness product, in NetCDF format, provides daily estimations of SMOS-retrieved sea ice thickness (and its uncertainty) at the edge of the Arctic Ocean during the October-April (winter) season, from year 2010 onwards. The sea ice thickness is retrieved from the SMOS L1C product, up to a depth of approximately 0.5-1 m, depending on the ice temperature and salinity. Daily maps, projected on polar stereographic grid of 12.5 km, are generated by the Alfred Wegener Institut (AWI). This product is complementary with sea ice thickness measurements from ESA's CryoSat and Copernicus Sentinel-3 missions.

  • News - General News

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    New Earth Online Newsletter

    Stay up to date with the latest news in our newsletter.

  • Data - EO Sign In Authentication (Open)

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    SMOS L3 Daily Wind Speed

    SMOS L3WS products are daily composite maps of the collected SMOS L2 swath wind products for a specific day, provided with the same grid than the Level 2 wind data (SMOS L2WS NRT) but separated into ascending and descending passes. This product is available the day after sensing from Ifremer, in NetCDF format. Before using this dataset, please check the read-me-first note available in the Resources section below.