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Envisat reaching 10 years of operations

29 February 2012

Launched on 01 March 2002, Envisat has completed ten years of operations. During its operational life, Envisat has played a major role in the progresses made on earth system science...

ESA GEO Hazard Supersite "Virtual Archive 4" is now open

02 March 2012

In support to the GEO Hazard Supersite initiative, and with the help of many users and GEO partners, ESA has enlarged the SAR data repository, holding at present some 30.000 ERS and Envisat (A)SAR products.

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ENVISAT orbit control manoeuvre (OCM)

28 February 2012

An Envisat orbit control manoeuvre (OCM) has been scheduled from 29 February at about 20:30 UTC until 01 March 2012 at about 06:00 UTC. 

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CryoSat ftp access interruption - New Baseline-B

27 February 2012

In preparation to the deployment into operations of the new Level 1 and Level 2 Cryosat processors, the access to the dissemination server is interrupted until Tuesday 6th March 2012.

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Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
02-Mar-2012 52342 ASA_WS_VV
03-Mar-2012 52349 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
05-Mar-2012 52385 ASA_IM_IS2_VV


Earth Watching activities

See new MERIS Full Resolution images in the Full Swath Gallery:

  • Sakhalin (Russia)
  • Baltic Sea
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Rügen on the rocks Rügen on the rocks

The icy waters of the Baltic Sea surrounding Germany’s largest island, Rügen, are pictured in this image from Japan’s ALOS observation satellite.

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Sentinel-3 Calibration Validation Planning Meeting

20 - 22 March 2012

ESA and EUMETSAT are jointly organising a Workshop on Sentinel-3 Calibration and Validation planning which will be held in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy. 
This meeting will present an overview and status of Sentinel-3 calibration and validation activities, review the Draft Sentinel-3 Calibration/Validation Plan (CVP), seek lessons learned feedback and inputs from previous R&D and operational missions. The calibration and validation community will provide Sentinel-3 teams with prioritized recommendations to ensure an effective and successful mission cal/val outcome.
Particular emphasis will be given to operational cal/val issues and associated activities.

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SeaSAR 2012 Workshop

18 - 22 June 2012

The European Space Agency and the Norwegian Space Centre are jointly organising the fourth SAR oceanography workshop, SEASAR 2012, entitled "Advances in SAR Oceanography", which is to be hosted in Tromso, Norway, from 18 to 22 June 2012.

The workshop is open to scientists and students in the field of SAR oceanography including ESA Principle Investigators and co-investigators, to users of data from future SAR missions like Sentinel-1 and Radarsat Constellation Mission (RCM) and to representatives from national, European and international space agencies and value adding industry.


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GlobTemperature - User Consultation Meeting

27 - 28 June 2012

The aim of this first GlobTemperature User Consultation Meeting which will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, is to survey users' requirements for satellite land surface temperature information.  

The other objective of this meeting is to explore the feasibility of meeting them with available data and techniques, and set a list of priority requirements to be addressed by a potential future GlobTemperature project.

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20 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry

24 - 29 September 2012

To mark the 20 year anniversary of the launch of ERS-1 and TOPEX/POSEIDON, ESA, in collaboration with the French Space Agency, CNES, organised a Symposium in Venice, Italy. This event was sponsored by other partner agencies and organisations supporting the development of altimetry.

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3rd MERIS/(A)ATSR & OLCI/SLSTR Preparatory Workshop

15 - 19 October 2012

The European Space Agency, together with Eumetsat, is organising the 3rd MERIS/(A)ATSR and OCLI-SLSTR (Sentinel-3) Preparatory Workshop, which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, from 15 to 19 October 2012.