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New service to go live: Envisat-ERS (A)SAR On-the-Fly Data Processing and Data Download service

27 May 2016

ESA will shortly introduce an important change for users in the way to obtain Envisat and ERS (A)SAR data. Evolving from the traditional on-demand PAC production to the new On-The-Fly data processing will imply significant improvement for users being able to trigger (A)SAR processing and download directly from the ESA archive via the new (A)SAR data On-The-Fly (OTF) service.

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Sentinels in the fields

01 June 2016

The unprecedented frequency of Sentinel observations capture rapid changes in agricultural production from national to field scale, serving as a major support for environmental monitoring and agricultural subsidy control.

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Mapping that sinking feeling

01 June 2016

For a low-lying, densely populated country like the Netherlands, monitoring subsidence is critical. Until recently, tiny displacements in the ground beneath our feet couldn't be mapped nationally but, thanks to the Sentinel-1 mission, this is now possible.

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36th EARSeL Symposium 2016

30 May 2016

The 36th Symposium of the European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL) will take place from 20 to 24 June 2016 at the Gustav-Stresemann-Institut (GSI) in Bonn, Germany.

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CLIVAR Open Science Conference

03 June 2016

On behalf of the Scientific Organising Committee of the CLIVAR Open Science Conference "Charting the course for climate and ocean research" all interested ocean and climate researchers are encouraged to attend the conference and to register before the Early Bird deadline of 15 June 2016.

ESRIN - EO maintenance planned on 13 June 2016

10 June 2016

A maintenance has been scheduled at ESA / ESRIN on Monday 13 June 2016, from 18:00 to 23:59 CEST.

The planned maintenance activities are expected to have a widespread impact on all EO systems, intra-site communications and Internet access.

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World Environment Day 2016

31 May 2016


In celebration of World Environment Day, on 5 June 2016, we visit the natural wealth of wet tropical forests and savannahs in Africa, in the Portuguese-speaking republic of Angola with this Proba-V image acquired on 15 May 2016.

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Fires at Fort McMurray, Canada

The massive fire in Alberta, Canada, continues to burn, affecting the 90,000 residents of the city of Fort McMurray. This Landsat 5 and 8 image comparison shows the situation at Fort McMurray two weeks after the fires began.

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Southern Maine

03 June 2016

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over southern Maine and part of New Hampshire in the northeast United States in this image captured on 6 March 2016.

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36th EARSeL Symposium

20 - 24 June 2016

The 36th EARSeL Symposium will be held in Bonn, Germany, from 20 to 24 June 2016.

EARSeL is a scientific network of European remote sensing laboratories, coming from both academia and the commercial/industrial sector, which covers all fields of geoinformation and earth observation through remote sensing.

All scientists, professionals and researchers involved or interested in the field of the symposium are strongly encouraged to present papers according on a wide range of application areas.

Symposium registration is now open through the symposium Conference Tool

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Colour and Light in the Ocean from Earth Observation (CLEO)

06 - 08 September 2016

The European Space Agency, in the context of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme element, and PML are organising a workshop, called Colour and Light in the Ocean from Earth Observation: Relevance and Applications; Products from Space and Perspectives from Models hosted at ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy from 6 to 8 September 2016.

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ESA EO Open Science Conference

12 - 16 September 2016

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising the second Earth Observation Open Science community consultation at ESRIN (Frascati, Italy) from 12 to 14 September 2016 to explore the new challenges and opportunities for EO research created by the rapid advances in digital technologies.

These include open tools and software, data-intensive science, virtual research environment, citizen science, advanced visualization, and e-education of the new generation of Data scientists.

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1st ESA Advanced Training Course on Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere

12 - 16 September 2016

As part of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) is organising a new advanced Cryosphere Training Course devoted to train the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from ESA and operational EO Missions (e.g. the Sentinels) for science and applications development.

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3rd Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop

21 - 22 September 2016

The 3rd Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application workshop will be held in New York City, USA, from 21 to 22 September 2016 (the exact location has yet to be decided).

The objective of this workshop series is to discuss and reconcile methodological advances in the validation and application of global satellite soil moisture data.

The workshop is unique in that it brings together satellite soil moisture users and developers to focus on both the derivation and exploration of soil moisture data from both passive and active microwave satellite missions (SMAP, SMOS, ASCAT, AMSR-2, Sentinel-1, and other legacy missions).

 

Please note that this workshop will follow a SMAP Cal/Val Workshop on 19 and 20 September 2016 that will be held in Manhattan and is open to all that are interested in SMAP.

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CLIVAR Open Science Conference

18 - 25 September 2016

The CLIVAR Open Science Conference will be held in Qingdao, China, from 18 to 25 September 2016.

The objectives of the CLIVAR Open Science Conference are to:

  • Review progress toward improved understanding of the dynamics, the interaction, and the predictability of the coupled ocean-atmosphere system
  • Shape ideas to meet emerging ocean and climate science challenges
  • Engage with the future generation of climate scientists
  • Identify key climate research and stakeholder issues
  • Develop and strengthen collaborations across nations, disciplines and age groups and promote integrative studies.

In addition to the main event, an Early Career Scientists Symposium will take place on the weekends before and after the main Conference.

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International workshop on measuring high-wind speeds over the ocean

15 - 17 November 2016

A three day workshop on the science and applications of remotely-sensed ocean surface winds, with a focus on high or extreme wind speeds. The workshop will be held at the Met Office headquarters in the cathedral city of Exeter, United Kingdom, from 15 to 17 November 2016.

Topics will include:

  • Status of monitoring ocean-surface winds from space: current and future instruments
  • Methods and models for retrieving high winds from satellite observing systems
  • Ocean surface wind products, synergies, and validation of high wind speeds
  • Applications for ocean-atmosphere interactions
  • Applications for numerical weather prediction (NWP)
  • Applications for tropical cyclone and extra-tropical storms
  • Climate applications