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Envisat - MERIS FRS L1 data available on MERCI

20 December 2013

Following the release of the Envisat MERIS Level 1 Full Resolution Full Swath data (MER_FRS_1P) online via FTP, the products are now also retrievable via HTTP through the MERIS MERCI system (see related news of 20 November 2013).

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CryoSat to roll in orbit again for calibration

20 December 2013

On 04-05 January 2014, CryoSat will be rolling again left and right in orbit to help to continue its precise measurements of the vast ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica.

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GRACE issue solved - switch-on of GRACE-2 MWA

02 January 2014

On December 28 at 14:53 UTC the GRACE-2 MWA (Microwave Assembly) has been switched on again, thus re-enabling K-band SST observations between the twin satellites.

GRACE Operational Issue: Unplanned switch-off of GRACE-2 ICU and MWA

30 December 2013

On 24 December at 21:00 UTC a weak battery cell on GRACE-2 caused a voltage drop, triggering a controlled switch off of the ICU (Instrument Control Unit) and MWA (Microwave Assembly).

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EO Help Desk service closed on 06 January 2014

02 January 2014

The EOHelp and Order Desk service will be unavailable on Monday 06 January 2014 due to an ESA-ESRIN local holiday closure.

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Westfjords peninsula, Iceland

This Envisat image was acquired over the Westfjords peninsula in northwest Iceland. Located in the North Atlantic Ocean east of Greenland and immediately south of the Arctic Circle, Iceland is the westernmost European nation, and has more land covered by glaciers than the whole of continental Europe.

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10th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space

05 - 07 May 2014

The 10th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from space (IWGGMS-10) will take place at ESA-ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, from 05 to 07 May 2014.

The goal of this workshop is to assess the latest science and technologies of greenhouse gas (GHG) measurements from space. The workshop will address new scientific findings obtained from current and past satellite missions (ENVISAT SCIAMACHY, Aqua AIRS, MeteoSat IASI, GOSAT TANSO-FTS, and Aura TES), as well as the concepts of future satellite missions that are near launch or in preparation (OCO-2, Sentinel-5 precursor, TanSat, OCO-3, MERLIN, GOSAT-2, MicroCarb, Sentinel-5, CarbonSat, ASCENDS, etc.).


Registration deadline: 18 April 2014

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Sentinel-2 for Science Workshop

20 - 22 May 2014

The European Space Agency, in the context of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) element, is organising an event dedicated to prepare for scientific exploitation of the Sentinel-2 mission, entitled "Sentinel-2 for Science Workshop", which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, from 20 to 22 May 2014.

The workshop is open to ESA Principal Investigators, co-investigators, Sentinel-2 users, scientists, students, representatives from national, European and international space agencies and value adding industries.

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5th ESA Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing 2014

08 - 12 September 2014

As part of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) organises each year an advanced Land Training Course devoted to train the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from ESA and operational EO Missions for science and applications development.