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Earth movements from Japan earthquake seen from space

Satellite images have been essential for helping relief efforts in Japan following the massive quake that struck on 11 March. Now scientists are using ESA's space radars to improve our understanding of tectonic events.

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Second issue of the GOCE Newsletter

29 March 2011

This second issue marks the accomplishment of GOCE's nominal mission and the release of the second geoid based on GOCE data.

4th International GOCE User Workshop draws widespread scientific interest

29 March 2011

4th International GOCE User Workshop promises to be a very fruitful workshop.

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ERS-2 precise orbit files for the Japan Earthquake / Tsunami dataset

31 March 2011

ERS-2 precise orbit files based on Laser Range data (PDS) are now rapidly made available to users for processing of the ERS-2 SAR data sets covering the recent Earthquake / Tsunami event in Japan which is freely distributed via the GEO Geohazards Supersite Portal

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Planning activities


Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available.
Special acquisition plans

Satellite: ERS-2
Date Orbit Track Frames
05-Apr-2011 83431 24 783 - 837
08-Apr-2011 83474 24 783 - 837
11-Apr-2011 83517 24 783 - 837
14-Apr-2011 83560 24 783 - 837

Earth Watching activities

New page and images have been published for the following event:
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Black Hole - Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Holbox Island and the Yalahau Lagoon on the northeast corner of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula are featured in this satellite image.

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Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing 2011

12 September 2011 - 16 September 2011

The European Space Agency is organising a series of advanced thematic training courses devoted to train the next generation of EO PIs to exploit data from ESA and Third Party EO Missions for science and applications development.

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Fringe 2011 Workshop - Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry

19 September 2011 - 23 September 2011

The European Space Agency is organising Fringe 2011, its 8th International Workshop on "Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry", which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, between 19 - 23 September 2011. The series of workshops started in 1992 and are currently organised by ESA every two years.

Registration opened: 15 July 2011

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New version of GUT (v2.0)

A new release of the GOCE User Toolbox (GUT v2.0) is now available online.

ENVISAT and ERS Missions Data Access Guide

The ENVISAT and ERS Missions Data Access Guide is now available both online and in hard copy from the ESA Earthnet Online User Services Library.