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Abstract submission and registration open for SMOS anniversary conference

10 December 2019

As recently announced, the symposium "Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS" will take place in Cornwall, UK, from 18 to 20 March 2020.

Abstract submission and registration interfaces are now both available on the conference website.

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GOCE reveals what’s going on deep below Antarctica

10 December 2019

Despite having completed its mission in orbit over six years ago, ESA's GOCE gravity mapper continues to yield new insights into our planet. Thanks to this extraordinary satellite, scientists now have a much clearer view of the secrets that lie deep below one of the most remote parts of the world: Antarctica.

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Satellites key to '10 Insights in Climate Science' report

06 December 2019

A new easy-to-read guide, ‘10 New Insights in Climate Science' has been presented to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, at the COP25 climate conference.

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New biomass map to take stock of the world’s carbon

06 December 2019

The first of a series of global maps aimed at quantifying change in carbon stored as biomass across the world's forests and shrublands has been released today by ESA's Climate Change Initiative at COP25 – the United Nation Climate Change Conference currently taking place in Madrid.

35-year data record charts sea-temperature change

05 December 2019

Four trillion satellite measurements, taken over four decades from 1981 to 2018, have been merged to create a continuous global record that will help to understand the science behind Earth's climate.

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Sentinel-6 mission ready for final testing

05 December 2019

In a cleanroom in Ottobrunn, Germany, the latest Copernicus Sentinel satellite is ready for final testing before it is packed up and shipped to the US for liftoff next year.

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Green City Watch grabs top prize at Copernicus Masters

05 December 2019

Green City Watch won this year's Copernicus Masters competition in a ceremony held yesterday at the European Space Week in Helsinki, Finland. Using Copernicus Sentinel satellite data, this application combines big data from space with artificial intelligence to measure the quality of green urban spaces.

Updated CryoSat magnetometer data now available

05 December 2019

We are pleased announce that an improved version of the CryoSat magnetic field data (version 0102) is now available in the "#CryoSat-2" folder of the ESA FTP server.

Swarm E (CASSIOPE) precise orbits and attitude data released

04 December 2019

Precise orbits for the year 2018 and attitude quaternions for the period from January 2014 to January 2019 were produced for the CASSIOPE/e-POP, which was incorporated as the fourth element of the Swarm constellation (Swarm-Echo) in 2018. These data sets are now available on the Swarm dissemination server.

ESA at COP25

03 December 2019

The European parliament declared a climate emergency ahead of the latest UN COP25 Climate Change Conference taking place over the next two weeks in Madrid. The 12-day summit will focus on encouraging governments to increase their commitments to combatting climate change.