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Improved SMOS soil moisture products released to users

09 August 2018

ESA has just released improved SMOS Level 2 near-real time soil moisture neural network products to users.

The near-real time soil moisture product version v200 is now based on a neural network schema trained using the level 2 soil moisture data set generated by the operational Level 2 soil moisture processor v650.

Further information about  the near real time soil moisture v200 product is provided in the read-me-first note. Data users should carefully consult the read-me-first note to ensure optimum exploitation of the soil moisture near real time v200 dataset. 

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Sentinel-2 maps Indonesia earthquake

05 October 2018

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit Indonesia on 28 September, destroying homes and hundreds of lives.

sentinel-2 indonesia earthquake

Satellite data can be used to support international disaster risk management efforts, such as those in Indonesia. One of the ways in which ESA is contributing to this area is through leading a range of activities in the framework of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Working Group on Disasters.