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Sentinel-2 delivers first images

29 June 2015

Just four days after being lofted into orbit, Europe's Sentinel-2A satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the 'colour vision' that it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.

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Hellenic National Sentinel Data Hub

02 July 2015

The Hellenic National Sentinel Data Hub (the Greek Mirror Site) was recently opened, and disseminates data from the Sentinel satellites to south-eastern Europe (i.e. the Balkans peninsula, along with Italy, France and the Iberian peninsula) as well as the Middle East and North Africa.

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Swarm Level 2 products released

01 July 2015

As announced at the IUGG General Assembly 2015, the first official Swarm core field models were released. In addition, the Swarm magnetospheric field model from the comprehensive inversion as well as the 1D model of mantle conductivity and 1D C-response maps were released.

Swarm GPSR update

13 May 2015

The GPSR antenna field of view was increased in steps to 88 degrees on the Swarm C satellite in order to find the optimal setting. Following the analysis of the GPSR performance on Swarm C, the antenna field of view has been increased to 88 degrees also on the other Swarm satellites.

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SMOS sings the song of ice and fire

02 July 2015

While ESA's water mission continues to deliver key information on soil moisture and ocean salinity to advance our understanding of Earth, it is becoming increasingly important for 'real world' applications, further demonstrating the societal benefit of Earth observation.

Entire SMOS level 1 V620 dataset now available

29 June 2015

ESA would like to inform the SMOS data users that the level 1 catch-up reprocessing (see the previous news on SMOS V620 data reprocessing) has now been completed.

The entire Level 1 V620 data set is now available as REPR file class through the standard user interfaces and covers the period from 12 January 2010 to 9 May 2015.

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Release of SPOT-5 Take 5 data

03 July 2015

ESA and CNES are very pleased to announce that the data from the SPOT-5 (Take 5) experiment acquired until 3 June 2015 have just been released.

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SCIRoCCo - Research Grants Call 2015

24 June 2015

Within the SCatterometer InstRument Competence Centre project (SCIRoCCo), a number of research grants at Master, post-graduate and PhD level are available, to carry out original research based primarily on the exploitation of ERS Scatterometer data, on the intercalibration between ESCAT (the ERS Scatterometer), ASCAT (on MetOp-A) and comparisons of models and retrievals.

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Senegal River, Senegal and Mauritania

30 June 2015


This 100 m false colour Proba-V image of 7 November 2014 shows the Senegal river meandering towards the Atlantic Ocean, with the Sahara desert and the recognisable sand dune patterns to the north.

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Split, Croatia

The city of Split, in Croatia, is featured in this Landsat comparison. Viewed by the Landsat 5 and 8 satellites in 1985 and 2015, the two images show how Croatia's second largest city has grown over the past thirty years.

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Northwest Sardinia

03 July 2015

This image over part of the Italian island of Sardinia comes from the very first acquisition by the Sentinel-2A satellite.

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3rd Space for Hydrology Workshop

15 - 17 September 2015

The European Space Agency, in the context of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme element, and CNES is organising a sequel event to Hydrospace2007 held at WMO. This event is the 3rd Space for Hydrology Workshop - Titled "Surface Water Storage and Runoff: Modelling, In-Situ data and Remote Sensing". The workshop will take place from 15 to 17 September 2015 at ESA-ESRIN, in Frascati, Italy.

The main objectives of the workshop are to prepare for the exploitation of the next generation of altimeters, to bring together hydrologists, both developing models and collecting in-situ data, and space scientists in order to tackle the future challenges in the hydrology of surface water storage and runoff.

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Earth Observation Science 2.0

12 - 14 October 2015

The European Space Agency (ESA) invites you to attend the first EO Science 2.0 conference to be held in ESRIN (Frascati, Italy) from 12 to 14 October 2015 to present your work, share your experience with many scientists across disciplines, and influence the evolution of Earth Observation (EO) science support activities.

EO Science 2.0 refers to the rapid and systematic changes in doing and organising EO science driven by the rapid advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) combined with a growing demand to do Science for Society and Science in Society. Today, rapid exchange of digital information is fostering a new world of data-intensive research, characterised by openness, transparency, reproducibility of results, access to large volume of complex data, availability of community tools and massive computing power, and new collaboration among researchers and new actors such as Citizen Scientists. In this context, this first conference will explore the new challenges and opportunities created by these rapid advances in ICT for EO science and develop a roadmap to address them.

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Earth Observation for Water Cycle Science 2015

20 - 23 October 2015

The European Space Agency is jointly organising, with GEWEX, a conference on the global water cycle. The conference will take place from 20 to 23 October 2015 at ESA-ESRIN, in Frascati, Italy.

The purpose of this topical conference is to review our knowledge on the water cycle science at different scales in space and time; to advocate for the development of robust satellite geo-information data products to characterise and model the water cycle from global to basin scales; and to foster the improvement of models and data assimilation systems to support local, regional and global water cycle predictions, climate change impacts and development of mitigation strategies in water resources management.

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Mapping Urban Areas from Space (MUAS) 2015 conference

04 - 05 November 2015

The European Space Agency is organising, in the context of the Data User Element (DUE) of the Earth Observation Envelope Programme (EOEP), a conference on Mapping Urban Areas from Space (MUAS) 2015. The conference will be held at ESA-ESRIN, in Frascati, Italy, from 04 to 05 November 2015.

The purpose of this conference is to provide scientists and data users with the opportunity to present first-hand and up-to-date results from their ongoing research and application development activities by using data from past and current satellites.

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2nd GlobCurrent User Consultation Meeting (UCM)

04 - 06 November 2015

Following the 1st successful UCM held last year in Plymouth, UK, the Second GlobCurrent User Consultation Meeting will be held at IFREMER, Brest, France, from 04 to 06 November 2015.

This User Consultation Meeting offers an overview of the project progress and an opportunity to influence the future development through evaluation of preliminary products, clarification of user requirements and discussion of how the system will develop.

The meeting is open to International scientists, Industry and Institutions having an interest in Ocean Surface Current measurements from space, and will include a mix of plenary presentations, breakout groups and training activities focused on new products and services developed by the GlobCurrent Project.

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Proba-V Symposium

26 - 28 January 2016

The European Space Agency (ESA) in cooperation with the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) is organising an event dedicated to the scientific and operational exploitation of Proba-V mission. The event, entitled "Proba-V Symposium", will be hosted in Ghent (Belgium), in the Mariott Hotel, from 26 to 28 January 2016. The Symposium is open to Proba-V users, scientists, students, representatives from national, European and international agencies, operational end-users and value adding industries.

The main objectives of the workshop are:

  • Gather and foster the Proba-V scientific and user community
  • Present the Proba-V mission status, calibration results, algorithms and products quality
  • Provide a forum for investigators to report and discuss results of on-going science activities using Proba-V data
  • Provide a forum for international exchange on land, inland/coastal water and cryosphere applications
  • Report on and promote the use of Proba-V data for downstream operational services
  • Consult scientists to formulate community recommendations for algorithm and products improvements

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Living Planet Symposium 2016

09 - 13 May 2016

The 2016 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 09 to 13 May 2016. It is organised with the support of the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.

The event, which in 2013 attracted 1800 participants, will focus on the exploitation of satellite data in various thematic domains: Atmosphere, Oceanography, Cryosphere, Land, Hazards, Climate and Meteorology, Solid Earth/Geodesy, Near-Earth Environment, New Methodologies and Products, Open Science 2.0.

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Earth Observation and Cryosphere Science 2016

10 - 13 May 2016

The Earth Observation and Cryosphere Science 2016 conference will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from 10 to 13 May 2016. The event is jointly organised by the European Space Agency and the Climate and Cryosphere Project.

The purpose of this topical conference is to advance our knowledge on the potential offered by EO technology to answer some of the major open questions in cryosphere science; to review the latest developments on advanced EO-based geo-information data products addressing key cryosphere processes; and identify the major scientific requirements and challenges of the cryosphere scientific community for the coming years where EO may contribute.


Registration deadline: 22 April 2016