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Too hot to handle

25 July 2019

An extreme heatwave has hit Europe once again this week, following extreme weather in June. High temperatures are expected to peak today, reaching as high as 39—40°C, with Netherlands, Belgium and Germany recording their highest ever temperatures. Paris reached a sweltering 41°C, breaking its previous record in 1947.

Hydrology TEP - Planned maintenance operation

24 July 2019

Due to a scheduled maintenance activity, the Hydrology TEP platform will be unavailable on Thursday 25 July, from 14:00 to 18:00 CEST.

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Expanding our knowledge of Arctic Ocean bathymetry

24 July 2019

Our knowledge of the depth and shape of the Arctic Ocean floor – its bathymetry – is insufficient. Owing to year-round sea-ice coverage and the cost of research in this remote region, much of the Arctic Ocean's bathymetry has remained a mystery, until now.

EOHelp service via telephone resumed

24 July 2019

The EO Help Desk is now reachable over the phone again, following the resolution of a technical problem to the telephone infrastructure.

EO Help service temporarily unreachable over the phone

24 July 2019

Due to a technical problem, the EO Help Desk is currently unreachable over the phone.

If you have any queries, please use the TellUs customer interface.

Swarm Alpha: Data of 12 June 2019 partially recovered

24 July 2019

The data gap for the Swarm Alpha satellite between 10 and 12 June 2019 (see news published on 17 June 2019) has now been partially recovered.

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Second laser boosts Aeolus power

23 July 2019

ESA's Aeolus satellite, which carries the world's first space Doppler wind lidar, has been delivering high-quality global measurements of Earth's wind since it was launched almost a year ago. However, part of the instrument, the laser transmitter, has been slowly losing energy. As a result, ESA decided to switch over to the instrument's second laser – and the mission is now back on top form.

OADS - OTF maintenance on 24 July 2019

23 July 2019

Due to a scheduled maintenance, access to the OADS-OTF instance providing access to the ERS and Envisat (A)SAR data collections will be unavailable on Wednesday 24 July, from 07:00 to 10:30 CEST. 

ALOS PALSAR and Third Party Missions OTF - Maintenance on 23 July 2019

22 July 2019

A software maintenance activity affecting the On-The-Fly (OTF) ALOS PALSAR and Third Party Missions (TPM) online dissemination services has been planned on Tuesday 23 July 2019.

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Monitoring Earth’s skin heat for crops and climate

22 July 2019

A bright red twin-engined aircraft, equipped with ultra-high-resolution thermal imaging technology has been scouring the agricultural heartlands of Europe this summer. It was no search and rescue exercise, but an initial step towards building a proposed new satellite system capable of recording the temperature of Earth's skin in intricate detail.

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Monitoring Earth's skin heat for crops and climate

23 July 2019

A bright red twin-engined aircraft, equipped with ultra-high-resolution thermal imaging technology has been scouring the agricultural heartlands of Europe this summer. The objective is to work towards increasing the resilience of agriculture to future water scarcity and variability

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