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TIGER Initiative - Looking for water in Africa 2009-2012 report

The European Space Agency (ESA) launched the TIGER initiative in 2002, within the context of the Committee of Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS). The overall objective of the initiative is to assist African countries to overcome problems faced in the collection, analysis and use of water related geo-information by exploiting the advantages of Earth Observation (EO) technology.

BIOMASS - Report for Mission Selection - An Earth Explorer to observe forest biomass

The objective of the BIOMASS Mission is to determine the global distribution of forest biomass by reducing the uncertainty in the calculation of carbon stock and fluxes associated with the terrestrial biosphere.

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters

The Charter is an important step forward in linking the needs of disaster and relief organisations with space technology solutions to help mitigate the effects of disaster on human life, property and the environment.

JERS-1 TPML mission instrument characteristics

This documents contains an over of the JERS-1 mission and instrument characteristics. In particular, it provides details about the mission history and background, and the correction algorithm applied.

Swarm Level 2 TEC Product Description

This document reports the results obtained from scientific quality validation of the Swarm Level-2 Total Electron Content product, TECATMS_2F, TECBTMS_2F and TECCTMS_2F.

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ENVISAT and ERS Missions Data Access Guide

The purpose of this document is to help users identify the various types of data that are available from the ENVISAT, ERS-1 and ERS-2 Earth observing satellites, the kind of applications that the data may be used for and, importantly, the practical procedures required for access - including user registration and then search, selection and retrieval or ordering of the data of interest.

ENVISAT RA-2 and MWR Products and Algorithms User Guide

The document is a brief guide for users to the ENVISAT 2nd generation Radar Altimeter (RA-2) and Microwave Radiometer (MWR) engineering (Level 1B) and geophysical (Level 2) Products Algorithms. Its immediate purpose is to convey basic information to users. The RA-2/MWR Product Handbook, which is now being drafted, will contain full details of the information needed by the users to exploit the RA-2/MWR data products.

Reference Model for MERIS Level 2 Processing

Definition of parameters to be used to generate inherent optical properties for the ocean and atmosphere as a function of geophysical properties and wavelengths, required for operating and testing of the MERIS ground segment processor. The current version is composed by 4 documents.