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Lowering of ERS-2 orbit continues

28 July 2011

The orbit of ESA's retired ERS-2 observation satellite is being lowered to reduce the risk of collision with other satellites or space debris.

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ECMWF model change and impact on SMOS Level 2 products

03 August 2011

An ECMWF model change occurred on 18 May. The new model is named 37r2 and the changes to the model are summarised on the ECMWF website

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Swarm Science and Validation Opportunity

03 August 2011

Swarm, ESA's magnetic field mission, is scheduled for launch in July 2012. Being a constellation of three satellites with multiple instruments to survey the geomagnetic field and the near-Earth environment at best-ever resolution and accuracy, Swarm aims for a 4 years nominal operations phase. According to the ESA EO free and open data policy all validated data will be made available to users worldwide.

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Earth Watching activities

New images have been published for the following event:

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Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

The central element shows an isolated volcanic group that includes the highest active volcano in Eurasia: Klyuchevskaya Sopka.

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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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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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American Geophysical Union meeting

5 December 2011 - 9 December 2011

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting in San Francisco will have a special session dedicated to CryoSat: C05, CryoSat-2: Science and Validation During the First Year and The Outlook for Sentinel 3.

Abstract deadline: 04 August 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

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CryoSat User Tool

The CryoSat User Tool (CUT) is a Windows stand-alone application for displaying and downloading CryoSat products from remote FTP servers or from local directories. Download the latest version of CUT.

Sentinels 4 Science documents review

03 August 2011

Draft documents outlining potential Sentinel science products for Land & Solid Earth, Ocean and Cryosphere are now available for public review until the end September 2011 in the Research and Service Support Join & Share Area.