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7th CryoSat Quality Working Group Meeting

16 November 2018

The 7th CryoSat Quality Working Group (QWG) meeting will take place from 26 to 28 November 2018 and will be hosted by the European Space Agency (ESA) at ESRIN in Frascati (Rome), Italy.

GEOSS Platform further enhanced

16 November 2018

The GEO-XV Plenary and GEO Week 2018 took place in Japan from 27 October to 2 November 2018, at the International Conference Center in Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. During the meeting, recent and upcoming enhancements and features of the GEOSS Platform were demonstrated. 

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

16 November 2018

It may not be your actual Superman, but participants to ESA's ɸ-week are certainly embracing some ‘superhero' ideas for the future of Earth observation, including high-flying platforms – something between a satellite and an aircraft.

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Harnessing artificial intelligence for sustainability goals

14 November 2018

As ESA's ɸ-week continues to provoke and inspire participants on new ways of using Earth observation for monitoring our world to benefit the citizens of today and of the future, it is clear that artificial intelligence is set to play an important role.

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UNICEF and ɸ: Earth observation and innovation for the most vulnerable

14 November 2018

Every day, UNICEF works to help children that are victims of poverty, disease, conflict, migration and more. These problems are not only tragic, but also extremely complex.

GOSAT - data access unavailability

14 November 2018

Due to maintenance, access to the FTP server for the retrieval of GOSAT data will be unavailable from Wednesday 14 November 2018 starting at 02:00 UTC until Monday 19 November 2018.

ɸ-week kicks off

12 November 2018

With satellites delivering a mindboggling amount of data about our planet along with the availability of the latest digital technologies, there are countless opportunities for innovation. ESA's ɸ-week, which kicked off today, explores how this new world can be embraced to bring even more benefits to all.

SMOS multimedia book

12 November 2018

A new interactive PDF has been released, providing multimedia information on all aspects of the SMOS mission.

OTF maintenance on 13 and 14 November 2018

12 November 2018

Due to a planned software maintenance on Tuesday 13, and Wednesday 14 November 2018, the ERS / Envisat and ALOS PALSAR dissemination services will be unavailable during the following timeframes:

  • 13 November: from 09:30 to 12:30 CET – ERS / Envisat OTF dissemination service
  • 14 November: from 09:30 to 11:30 CET – ALOS PALSAR OTF dissemination service.

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Josef Aschbacher on Φ-week

12 November 2018

In an interview, ESA's Director of Earth Observation Programmes, Josef Aschbacher, explains how his concept of Φ, pronounced ‘fee', is set to exploit this golden age and how he hopes the Φ-week event, being held on 12–16 November 2018 in Italy, will further launch new ideas.

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Zooming in on Mexico's landscape

22 October 2018

As part of a scientific collaboration with the Mexican Space Agency, ESA has combined images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to produce a detailed view of the vegetation growing across the entire country.

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The high-resolution land-cover map combines images captured by Copernicus Sentinel-2 between 2016 and 2018.