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Aeolus’s telescope requires periodic collimation and refocussing. To this end, the Instrument Telescope Refocussing activity aims to improve the radiometric performance of the Atmospheric Laser Doppler Instrument (ALADIN)’s telescope by optimizing the throughput at the field stop, the smallest aperture where the return light has to pass. This is done through a change of the temperature settings on the telescope.
Strateole-2 is a French-US project supported by ESA that uses CNES superpressure balloons drifting around the globe to study the climate processes in the Tropical Tropopause Layer (TTL) and the lower stratosphere, helping Aeolus validation activities along the way.
In the last decade, climate change has taken centre stage in both the public and scientific arenas, as increasingly extreme weather and human impact on the environment have become more apparent.
Announcement of Opportunity
ESA's Climate Change Initiative is pleased to announce a call for post-doctoral research fellowship proposals. Early-career researchers interested in the fields of earth observation and climate are invited to submit project proposals to implement leading-edge research that contributes to the aim of the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) programme.
Explore the European Space Agency's Earth Observation satellite missions. Learn all about ESA's dedicated Earth Explorers or collaborations with other agencies through the Third Party Missions programme.
Learn about upcoming Earth observation conferences, workshops and training courses that the European Space Agency organise or support. Discover the results of past events, which may provide useful reference or material for your work.
EVENT - Meeting
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the SMOS mission, a special event has been organised to look at the mission's contributions to science and research over the past decade.
EVENT - Conference
The 8th International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment (RSCy2020), due to take place from 16 to 18 March 2020, has been postponed until further notice.
EVENT - Conference
This meeting has been replaced by EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online initiative, a series of online activities. The EGU General Assembly aims to bring Geo-Scientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences.
EVENT - Workshop
The SI-Traceable Space-based Climate Observing System Workshop was hosted by the UK Space Agency in London, UK from 9 to 11 September 2019.
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ACTIVITY - Instrument characterisation and algorithm studies
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