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SMOS data dissemination maintenance - 16 April 2019

15 April 2019

Due to a scheduled software maintenance on 16 April 2019 from 09:30 to 11:30 CEST, the ingestion of new SMOS products on the ESA SMOS online dissemination service will be delayed until the maintenance is completed.

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Getting ready to chart sea level

12 April 2019

Records show that, on average, global sea level rose by 3.2 mm a year between 1993 and 2018, but hidden within this average is the fact that the rate of rise has been accelerating over the last few years. Taking measurements of the height of the sea surface is essential to monitoring this worrying trend – and the Copernicus Sentinel-6 mission is on the way to being ready to do just this.

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Glaciers lose nine trillion tonnes of ice in half a century

09 April 2019

When we think of climate change, one of the first things to come to mind is melting polar ice. However, ice loss isn't just restricted to the polar regions. According to research published today, glaciers around the world have lost well over 9000 gigatonnes (nine trillion tonnes) of ice since 1961, raising sea level by 27 mm.

ERS and Envisat (A)SAR data dissemination - maintenance 10 April 2019

08 April 2019

Due to a scheduled maintenance on the OTF infrastructure, access to the ERS and Envisat (A)SAR data on the Simple Online Catalogue (SO-Cat) dissemination tool will be unavailable on Wednesday 10 April 2019 from 09:30 to 13:30 CEST.

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Aeolus well on the way to improving forecasts

05 April 2019

Assessing the accuracy of data being returned by completely new technology in space is a challenging task. But this is exactly what engineers and scientists have been dedicating their time to over the last months so that measurements of the world's winds being gathered by Aeolus can be fed confidently into weather forecast models.

Preserving heritage data at ESA

05 April 2019

Why is archiving and curating heritage satellite data so fundamentally important? How can heritage data from old satellites be used to compare with current findings?

Air quality: what’s space got to do with it?

05 April 2019

Air pollution is a global environmental health problem that is responsible for millions of people dying prematurely every year. In cities and towns, traffic pumps pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide directly into the air we breathe, which can increase the risk of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, for example.

Maintenance on Data Centres - 7 April 2019

04 April 2019

A planned maintenance is scheduled on Sunday 7 April 2019, from 02:00 to 06:00 CEST, impacting the backup instances of the platforms listed below.

The following portals might be temporarily unresponsive during the maintenance activities:

Swarm Bravo collision avoidance manoeuvre on 2 April 2019

03 April 2019

An orbit collision avoidance manoeuvre was performed on Swarm Bravo on 2 April 2019 at 00:23 UTC for a duration of 64 seconds, equivalent to a Delta V of 0.015 m/s.

Copernicus Masters 2019 submissions open

03 April 2019

The Copernicus Masters 2019 competition is now open for submissions. This international competition awards prizes to innovative solutions, developments and ideas for business and society that use Copernicus data.

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Glaciers lose nine trillion tonnes of ice in half a century

8 April 2019

When we think of climate change, one of the first things to come to mind is melting polar ice. However, ice loss isn't just restricted to the polar regions. According to research published today, glaciers around the world have lost well over 9000 gigatonnes (nine trillion tonnes) of ice since 1961.

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