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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.

CryoSat QWG and validation experts will attend the meeting to present and discuss their latest results about the CryoSat Ocean Processor Baseline-C (e.g. FDM vs NOP) and Baseline-D Test Data Sets over the ice sheet and ice caps, Sea-Ice and Inland areas.

Download the agenda for the meeting to learn about the presentations.


Information on all periods of planned and unplanned unavailability of CryoSat SIRAL data is provided below.

Lists of the unavailability periods for each year of the mission (and the full mission) are available as downloadable files:

Year
PDF file
Excel file
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
Full mission
(2010 – present)


The unavailability periods from the last 6 months are listed below:

Unavailability Start
Time (UTC)
Unavailability Stop
Time (UTC)
Planned/
Unplanned
Reason
SIRAL Mode Affected
2018-11-15 08:33:44
2018-11-15 10:19:43
Planned
Orbit Manoeuvre
All
2018-11-08 07:54:29
2018-11-08 08:15:02
Planned
On-board Maintenance
All
2018-10-04 09:26:50
2018-10-04 11:10:13
Planned
On-board Maintenance
All
2018-08-01 18:43:44
2018-08-02 16:30:58
Unplanned
Platform Anomaly
All
2018-07-29 11:37:24
2018-07-29 13:16:20
Unplanned
Ground Segment Anomaly
SAR & SARIN
2018-07-29 04:55:48
2018-07-29 08:10:40
Unplanned
Ground Segment Anomaly
SARIN
2018-07-20 00:04:55
2018-07-20 00:08:22
Unplanned
Ground Segment Anomaly
SAR
2018-07-12 04:30:27
2018-07-12 07:55:51
Planned
Orbit Manoeuvre
All
2018-07-09 02:54:30
2018-07-09 04:42:04
Planned
Orbit Manoeuvre
All
2018-07-03 12:07:52
2018-07-03 14:03:02
Planned
Orbit Manoeuvre
All
2018-06-20 12:28:40
2018-06-20 16:33:21
Planned
On-board Maintenance
All
2018-06-20 12:20:09
2018-06-20 12:27:42
Planned
On-board Maintenance
All
2018-06-20 11:35:46
2018-06-20 12:17:44
Planned
On-board Maintenance
All
2018-05-09 07:55:46
2018-05-09 08:17:48
Unplanned
Ground Segment Anomaly
All

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.

Signed at this same location on 11 December 1997, the Kyoto Protocol was an international treaty that extended the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which commits state parties to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

As such, it provided the perfect setting to discuss the progress made by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in improving the availability, access and use of Earth observation for a sustainable planet, with a focus on the three GEO engagement priorities:

  • the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • the Paris Agreement
  • the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

During the meeting, recent and upcoming enhancements and features of the GEOSS Platform were demonstrated. Managed by the European Space Agency as part of the EDGE project and co-funded by the European Commission and ESA, the platform offers improved discovery, access and use of over 430 million registered Earth observation resources from all over the world and from more than 5000 resource providers via the GEOSS Portal and developed Community Portals.

The use of workflows for learning more about climate themes was demonstrated for ecosystem modelling in the context of the European Commission co-funded project ECOPotential. Attendees were shown the whole process, beginning from protected areas, ecosystems, workflows, selection of data, activation of the process and visualisation of results via the GEOSS Platform portal.


The ECOPotential project benefits from workflow management implemented as part of the GEOSS Platform

The use of datacubes was addressed in a collaboration with the European Commission co-funded project GEOEssential, which benefits from the GEOSS Platform instruments in combination with the Swiss Datacube to support Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on indicator 15.3.1 proportion of land that is degraded over total land area.
The GEOEssential project supports the Sustainable Development Goal indicator generation 15.3.1 proportion of land that is degraded over total land area

A third demonstration regarded on-demand generation of Analysis Ready Data from Copernicus Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 data for selected land applications. Such Analysis Ready Data is easier to use for those who are not experts in the use of satellite data.


The Analysis Ready Data On Demand Demonstrator showed how Analysis Ready Data can be prepared on-demand as input to selected land applications

The European Space Agency is working together with the GEO Secretariat, the Italian Research Council – the Institute of Atmospheric Pollution (CNR-IIA), the University of Geneva (UNIGE), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the European Commission DG JRC and DG RTD, MINES ParisTech and many other stakeholders, to further improve the implementation of GEOSS, thus supporting decision-makers to take better-informed decisions and actions for the benefit of society.

The objective is to continue such developments into 2019, in line with the GEO engagement priorities so the GEO XVI Plenary – which will take place in Canberra, Australia, at the end of 2019 - will be an even greater success.

Contacts:

Links:


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.

GEOSS Portal Enhanced

During the meeting, recent and upcoming enhancements and features of the GEOSS Platform were demonstrated.


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