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Network downtime - 21 September 2019

19 September 2019

Due to network maintenance, a downtime is foreseen on Saturday 21 September 2019, from 00:00: to 06:00 CEST. This may involve short interruptions to Earth Online.

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Harnessing artificial intelligence for climate science

18 September 2019

Over 700 Earth observation satellites are orbiting our planet, transmitting hundreds of terabytes of data to downlink stations every day. Processing and extracting useful information is a huge data challenge, with volumes rising quasi-exponentially.

Aeolus dissemination system maintenance on 18 September 2019

17 September 2019

Due to a scheduled maintenance, access to the Aeolus dissemination system will be unavailable on Wednesday 18 September, from 09:00 to 11:00 CEST. 

New version of GOSAT-2 data released

17 September 2019

A new version of GOSAT-2 FTS-2 and CAI-2 data (v101.101) is being published by JAXA and will be available on ESA's dedicated FTP server.

Using a data cube to assess changes in the Earth system

16 September 2019

Researchers all over the world have a wealth of satellite data at their fingertips to understand global change, but turning a multitude of different data into actual information can pose a challenge. Using examples of Arctic greening and drought, scientists at ESA's ɸ-week showed how the Earth System Data Lab is making this task much easier.

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2019 Space App Camp begins

16 September 2019

Josef Aschbacher, ESA's Director of Earth Observation Programmes, welcomes 24 app developers at the first day of the 2019 Space App Camp, held at ESA's Earth observation centre in Frascati, Italy.

ɸ-week 2019 highlights

13 September 2019

ESA's second ɸ-week brought together emerging space investors, tech leaders, entrepreneurs, space scientists and Earth observation researchers to explore how open science and innovation can benefit from the latest digital technologies to help shape future Earth observation missions and services. Let's take a look at some of the week's highlights.

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Winning bootcamp ideas at Φ-week

13 September 2019

On the sidelines of ESA's Φ-week, a five-day app-development bootcamp took place where young developers came together to solve big industry challenges using Earth observation data. The teams developed app prototypes, which were tested by a set of users. Those with the best commercial potential were awarded with prizes.

Swarm non-gravitational acceleration and thermosphere density data reprocessed

12 September 2019

The non-gravitational acceleration and thermosphere density data, both derived from the GPS receiver data, were reprocessed for the entire period from launch in November 2013 until July 2019 for all three Swarm satellites.

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CryoSat - Geographical Mode Mask 4.0 released

12 September 2019

A new Geographical Mode Mask (v 4.0) is operational from Week 34 2019 (19 August - 26 August) onwards The mask is the basis of the CryoSat mission planning and defines the mode switching of the SIRAL instrument while the satellite revolves around the Earth.