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Browse, plot and download CryoSat products with VtCryoSat

14 February 2017

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VtCryoSat is a new ESA tool developed by VisioTerra (France) in order to easily browse and download CryoSat products through an interactive and graphical web interface.

The tool is freely accessible and does not require any installation. VtCryoSat uses a web browser to display profiles of CryoSat's geophysical parameters on a virtual globe, including numerous plot options, as well as the capabilities of exporting and downloading the corresponding products.

VtCryoSat requires few bandwidth and computational resources. It operates with all operating systems and mobile devices and works with the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Opera.

The VtCryoSat tool is available here.

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A 'toast' to Copernicus Sentinel-2B as it delivers its first images

15 March 2017

Just over a week after being lofted into orbit, the European Union's Sentinel-2B satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the ‘colour vision' it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.
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With a swath width of 290 km, the satellite's first acquisition began over the Baltic Sea and made a strip-like observation through eastern Europe, ending in northern Libya.