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Taal volcano blanketed by ash

23 January 2020

The Philippines' Taal volcano erupted on 12 January 2020 – spewing an ash plume approximately 15 km high and forcing large-scale evacuations in the nearby area.

Bulk Dissemination service unavailable on ESAR OADS - Solved

22 January 2020

The issue affecting the Bulk dissemination service has now been solved.

Dragon 5 Cooperation Call for proposals

22 January 2020

ESA is pleased to announce, jointly with the National Remote Sensing Center of China (NRSCC) under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), the release of the Dragon 5 Cooperation Call for proposals.

Bulk Dissemination service unavailable on ESAR OADS

21 January 2020

The Bulk Dissemination service on ESAR OADS is currently unavailable. Work is ongoing to solve the issue.

ALOS PALSAR and TPM OTF - Maintenance 22 January 2020

20 January 2020

A software maintenance affecting the On-The-Fly (OTF) Third Party Missions (TPM) and ALOS PALSAR online dissemination services has been planned according to the following schedule:

  • 09:30 to 10:30 CET - ALOS dissemination service
  • 10:30 to 11:30 CET - TPM dissemination service.

Envisat MIPAS L1b - Previous baseline removal

17 January 2020

The former version (v7.11) of the Envisat MIPAS Level 1b dataset (MIP_NL__1P) will be removed from the ESA dissemination server at the end of January 2020.

OADS system maintenance on 20 January 2020

17 January 2020

Due to a planned OADS system maintenance, the following downtimes are foreseen on 20 January:

  • esar-ds.eo.esa.int from 9:00 CET (estimated downtime 80 minutes)
  • alos-palsar-ds.eo.esa.int from 10:30 CET (estimated downtime 15 minutes)
  • aeolus-ds.eo.esa.int from 11:00 CET (estimated downtime 2 minutes)
  • tpm-ds.eo.esa.int from 11:05 CET (estimated downtime 5 minutes).

EO CAT – Resumed data search functionality

17 January 2020

The issue affecting the ESA EO Catalogue (EO CAT) data search has been solved; all the collections are now visible, and the relevant filters can be selected nominally.

EO CAT – data search temporarily disabled

16 January 2020

Due to technical issues, the data search feature and relevant filters are temporarily disabled on the new ESA EO Catalogue (EO CAT).

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Flooding in southern Iran

16 January 2020

Heavy rainfall has triggered flooding in southern Iran, particularly in the Sistan and Baluchestan, Hormozgan and Kerman provinces. The downpour has led to blocked roads and destroyed bridges, crops and houses – displacing thousands of people.