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Earth Day 2019

23 April 2019

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Earth Day - Thinking about our Globe

Each year, on the 22nd of April we celebrate Earth Day to raise awareness on humankind's impact on the Earth's resources, such as climate change, deforestation, habitat loss, and trafficking and poaching. 

In days of a heated climate change debate and to provide planning and decision making support, objective, consistent, and quality-assured data and information about the various biospheres' state is of vital importance.

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) implemented the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) to generate Climate Data Records (CDRs) of Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) using multiple satellite, in-situ, and re-analyses of climate models and their projections. The C3S Land Biosphere component uses Proba-V data to generate the longest possible, consistent, and mature satellite-based biosphere ECVs.

An example of such a long-term consistent biosphere satellite data record is shown in the animation below. It presents for 2018 the monthly Leaf Area Index (LAI) anomaly (deviation) over Europe from the 1998 – 2017 average using harmonized SPOT-VGT and Proba-V observations.

The image below shows the impact of the the 2018 summer drought in which vegetation gradually dried out, resulting in lower LAI (indicated by the red areas) than the 1998 – 2017 average.

LAI

© ESA-BELSPO 2018, produced by VITO
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NoR Call

The Network of Resources (NoR) call is linked to the Open Science Earth Observation (OSEO) initiative and offers to research, development or pre commercial users.

Aeolus Cal/Val

ESA is pleased to announce the reopening of the Announcement of Opportunity (AO) call for the Aeolus Mission.

S5PVT

Within the framework of its Copernicus missions, ESA is pleased to announce the Sentinel-5 Precursor Calibration and Validation Team Call.

OSEO

The Open Science Earth Observation (OSEO) call offers to scientists the opportunity to exploit at no cost a full archive of optical EO data for science, applications and technological innovation, by offering services which exploit state of the art ICT.

S3VT

The S3VT call is open to relevant and interested groups and individuals worldwide; group responses are particularly welcome.

G-POD

ESA is offering all scientists with the possibility to perform bulk processing exploiting the large ESA Earth-observation archive together with ESA available GRID computing and dynamic storage resources.

 


SMOS data dissemination maintenance - 16 April 2019

15 April 2019

Due to a scheduled software maintenance on 16 April 2019 from 09:30 to 11:30 CEST, the ingestion of new SMOS products on the ESA SMOS online dissemination service will be delayed until the maintenance is completed.



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