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MERIS Reduced Resolution 3rd Reprocessing dataset now opened to Users

01 July 2011

The MERIS 3rd Reprocessing has now been completed and the data are available online via ftp at the UK-PAC.

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ERS-2 satellite decommission

30 June 2011

As announced in the news from 14 June 2011, after 16 years of successful activity, the ERS-2 satellite will be decommissioned and removed from its operational orbit on 04 July 2011.

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Release of new versions of GOSAT Level 1 and 2 products - CAI Ver.00.92

29 June 2011

Distribution of a revised version number of GOSAT CAI L1B, L1B+ and L2 cloud flag products was initiated on 21 June 2011. The new version number of these products is Ver.00.92 and is applied to GOSAT data acquired from 19 April 2011 onwards.

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Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
24-Jun-2011 48717 ASA_IM_IS2_HH
28-Jun-2011 48767 ASA_IM_IS3_HH
29-Jun-2011 48789 ASA_IM_IS3_HH
01-Jul-2011 48810 ASA_IM_IS2_HH
02-Jul-2011 48832 ASA_IM_IS2_HH

Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
07-Jul-2011 48897 ASA_IM_IS6_HH
09-Jul-2011 48932 ASA_IM_IS6_HH
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Due to an on-board anomaly the following instrument unavailability period has been recorded:

  • RA from 23 Jun 2011 07:52:24 to 27 Jun 2011 08.56.30 UTC

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Jewel of the Persian Gulf

This Envisat image features the largest island in the Persian Gulf: Iran's Qeshm Island.

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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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NEST InSAR course 2011

26 September 2011 - 27 September 2011

ESA is organising the NEST InSAR 2 day course devoted to the Next ESA SAR Toolbox (NEST) and its InSAR capability.

The Course will be hosted in Frascati, Italy on 26-27 September 2011, just after the Fringe 2011 workshop.

Application deadline: 08 July 2011

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SMOS Science Workshop

27 September 2011 - 29 September 2011

The French space agency (CNES) and the European Space Agency are jointly organising a workshop, in France, to provide scientists and data users with the opportunity to present results from their research activities exploiting data from the SMOS mission.

Registration deadline: 30 July 2011

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GRSG AGM and OGEO Workshop 2011

7 December 2011 - 9 December 2011

'Advances in geological remote sensing' is this year's theme for the Geological Remote Sensing Group (GRSG) AGM. The event to be held in Frascati, Italy, also includes the second OGEO workshop aimed at bridging the oil and gas sector with the EO Service community. The GRSG will address applied and fundamental research that explores the application of remote sensing in mapping, monitoring and understanding the relationship between geology and the environment.

Paper submission deadline: 30 September 2011