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EO-SSO - EO Support registration

ESA is pleased to announce the opening of the new web-based customer interface system, EO Support, for any interaction related to the Earth Observation matters.

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Kompsat-2 quota availability

31 August 2011

Further to our message from 07 June 2011, please note that there is still quota available for Kompsat-2 new acquisitions or archived data.

GOSAT - completion of the inclination control maneuvers

26 August 2011

The previously announced GOSAT inclination control maneuvers planned for the period 24 July to 13 August 2011 has been successfully completed (see news from 27 July 2011).

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Special Acquisition Plan

Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
27-Aug-2011 49637 ASA_WS_VV
27-Aug-2011 49630 ASA_WS_VV
30-Aug-2011 49673 ASA_WS_VV
30-Aug-2011 49680 ASA_WS_VV

Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
03-Sep-2011 49742 ASA_IM_IS4_HH

Earth Watching activities

New images have been published for the following event:
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Phytoplankton bloom

The phytoplankton bloom pictured in this Envisat image stretches across the Barents Sea off the coast of mainland Europe's most northern point, Cape Nordkinn.

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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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5th Coastal Altimetry Workshop

16 October 2011 - 18 October 2011

The international community of scientists working on development and applications of altimetry in the coastal zone are meeting in San Diego, USA, between the 16-18 October 2011.

The aim of these workshops is to bring together people dealing with satellite altimetry applied to the Coastal Zone to discuss a range of topics, from data processing through emerging applications to new technologies.

Abstract submission for posters and registration deadline: 09 September 2011

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Training Course in Radar Interferometry in Peru

24 October 2011 - 28 October 2011

An advanced training course in radar interferometry is organised by the Peruvian Space Agency (CONIDA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the National University of Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM), in collaboration with the Technical University of Delft. The course will be held in Lima, Peru. Participation is free, but costs for transport, accommodation, food, etc need to be met by the participants. The course will be held partly in English and partly in Spanish.

Deadline for online registration: 19 September 2011 at 19:00 UTC

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Earth Observation for Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions Science

29 November 2011 - 2 December 2011

This joint ESA-SOLAS-EGU conference aims at bringing together the EO and SOLAS communities, as well as scientific institutions and space agencies involved in the observation, characterisation and forecasting of ocean-atmosphere interactions and their impacts.

Paper submission deadline and Symposium: 29 November - 02 December 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