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The use of satellite data in the detailed study and precise measurement of the Earth's geoid in order to improve our understanding both of the Earth's interior, and dynamic topography of the world's oceans.

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Earth's gravity scarred by earthquake

03 December 2013

ESA's GOCE satellite has revealed that the devastating Japanese earthquake of 2011 left its mark in Earth's gravity - yet another example of this extraordinary mission surpassing its original scope.

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Radar altimetry catches new wave with GOCE

28 October 2013

Gravity data from the GOCE mission are enabling other satellites to see ocean surface topography and currents.

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Orbiting on the edge yields insight into space weather

23 October 2013

ESA's GOCE gravity satellite may be in its final weeks in orbit around Earth, but some of the most exciting scientific analysis of the mission's data is only just starting.

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Gravity lowdown

10 September 2013

With a catalogue of triumphs that range from delivering novel information about winds at the edge of the atmosphere to mapping the structure of Earth's crust 200 km below our feet, ESA's GOCE satellite is in the limelight at this week's Living Planet Symposium.

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ESA's Earth satellites are stars

21 June 2013

The first three Earth Explorer satellites have surpassed their original objectives, demonstrating the versatility of these collaborative missions.

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GOCE settles debate on sloping sea

15 February 2013

For decades, scientists have disagreed about whether the sea is higher or lower heading north along the east coast of North America. Thanks to precision gravity data from ESA's GOCE satellite, this controversial issue has now been settled. The answer? It's lower.

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GOCE's second mission improving gravity map

16 November 2012

ESA's GOCE gravity satellite has already delivered the most accurate gravity map of Earth, but its orbit is now being lowered in order to obtain even better results.

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CryoSat goes to sea

28 May 2012

CryoSat was launched in 2010 to measure sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, but data from the Earth-observing satellite have also been exploited for other studies. High-resolution mapping of the topography of the ocean floor is now being added to the ice mission’s repertoire.

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Mapping the Moho with GOCE

09 March 2012

The first global high-resolution map of the boundary between Earth's crust and mantle - the Moho - has been produced based on data from ESA's GOCE gravity satellite. Understanding the Moho will offer new clues into the dynamics of Earth's interior.

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Plan for the release of third-generation GOCE gravity field models

27 July 2011

Users of GOCE data are hereby informed that the target date for Release 3 of GOCE-based gravity models is 01 November 2011...