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CryoSat hits land

21 December 2012

ESA's ice mission is now giving scientists a closer look at oceans, coastal areas, inland water bodies and even land, reaching above and beyond its original objectives.

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Dismissal of EO data delivery on CD/DVD

21 December 2012

As from 1 January 2013, the ESA processing facilities will no longer deliver ESA Earth Observation (EO) data on CD/DVD.

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Quality Readme File for GOMOS Level 1b data version GOMOS/6.01

This Readme file applies to all GOM_TRA_1P and GOM_LIM_1P data processed with processor version IPF 6.01.

GOMOS Level 2 processor version GOMOS/6.01 Readme

This readme file applies to all GOM_NL__2P data processed with processor version IPF 6.01

GOMOS Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document

This document describes the algorithms used in the ESA ground segment of GOMOS, corresponding to the software version IPF 6.

ENVISAT-1 Products Specifications - Volume 10: GOMOS Products Specifications

This document provides the specifications and format of the ENVISAT GOMOS products : it is applicable to the GOMOS Level 1b and Level 2 processor IPF version 6.01, used for products reprocessing of the GOMOS mission.

Earth from Space: The Living Beauty

ESA's first iBook: A publication bringing together a suite of images and discoveries made by satellites in a modern way.

To download the iBook, open the 'Link' page through your iPad browser and click on 'Download'. Then follow the instructions on your iPad screen.

*Note: The download might take some time, depending on the speed of your internet connection (approximately 5 minutes, 430 Mb). The iBook is optimised for iPad 2 with iBooks 3.0.2 onwards.

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Water and Ice (Greenland)

The Kangerdlugssuaq glacier and its ice stream are pictured in this week’s image.

It is the largest outlet glacier on Greenland’s east coast, discharging ice into the surrounding oceans. In this image we can see hundreds of icebergs speckling the water.

Greenland is home to one of only two ice sheets on Earth – the other in Antarctica – and is the world’s largest island.

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2nd Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry 2013

21 - 25 January 2013

The 2nd Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry will be held in ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.

The course will provide a substantial and balanced introduction to the basics and advanced concepts of theory, scattering concepts, systems and applications typical of radar polarimetric remote sensing, as well as hands-on computing exercises on PolSAR and Pol-InSAR data processing for remote sensing applications

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POLinSAR 2013

28 January - 01 February 2013

The 6th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry, POLinSAR 2013, will be hosted in ESRIN, Frascati, Italy. The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for scientific exchange to present results and progress in the fields of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry. The Symposium is open to ESA Principal Investigators, scientists, students, future SAR missions users, representatives from space agencies and value adding industries.

 

Submission of full paper deadline: 15 February 2013

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SMOS Land Applications Workshop

25 - 27 February 2013

The SMOS land applications workshop will be held at ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, from 25 to 27 February 2013. Following regular meetings of the SMOS Validation & Retrieval Team and a very successful workshop in 2011 in Arles, two dedicated workshops for land and ocean applications will be held in 2013. This land workshop will focus on the latest developments for the Level 2 processor and the verification of the corresponding soil moisture and vegetation opacity products. In addition, the international science community will present and discuss novel data products and applications.

 

Registration deadline: 14 January 2013

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CryoSat Third User Workshop

12 - 14 March 2013

The Third CryoSat user workshop will be held in Dresden, Germany, from 12 to 14 March 2013.

This workshop is intended to provide a forum to present and discuss all topics related to the exploitation of the CryoSat mission and to identify novel scientific challenges.

The workshop is open to all scientists with an interest in the CryoSat mission and its data products.

 

Registration deadline: 22 January 2013

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ACVE - Atmospheric Composition Validation and Evolution Workshop

13 - 15 March 2013

The European Space Agency is organising a workshop on Atmospheric Chemistry and Composition Validation and Product Evolution. The Workshop will be held from 13 to 15 March 2013 in ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.

The aim of the workshop is to present Cal/Val results from ENVISAT, ERS-2 and other Third Party Missions (GOSAT/Odin/OMI/SciSat/Terra-Aqua) to encourage contributions for future ESA missions (Earth Explorers, Sentinels) using existing data sets and Cal/Val infrastructures.

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European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2013

07 - 12 April 2013

The EGU General Assembly 2013 will be held at the ACV centre in Vienna, Austria, from 7 to 12 April 2013. The event will bring together geoscientists from all over the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. Especially for young scientists, it is the aim of the EGU to provide a forum where they can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geosciences.

 

Early registration deadline: 13 March 2013

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SMOS & Aquarius Science Workshop

15 - 17 April 2013

The SMOS & Aquarius Science Workshop will take place at IFREMER, in Brest, France, from 15 to 17 April 2013.

The main objectives of the workshop are to provide the SMOS and Aquarius Science communities with an overview on the present quality of the provided data and an outlook on future algorithm developments as well as providing a forum for discussion on specific topics related to improving sea surface salinity and soil moisture retrievals through dedicated working groups.

 

SMOS & Aquarius Science Workshop 2013 - Flyer [pdf]

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Ocean Surface Currents

06 - 08 May 2013

The international meeting on Ocean Surface Currents will be held at ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, the Netherlands, from 6 to 8 May 2013.

The aim of this meeting is to review scientific priorities, assess new technologies, discuss novel mission concepts and advance towards the definition of the next generation of ocean surface currents measurements from space.

 

Extended abstract submission deadline: 15 March 2013

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4th Advanced Training Course in Land Remote Sensing 2013

01 - 05 July 2013

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising a series of advanced thematic training courses devoted to train the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from ESA and Third Party EO Missions for science and applications development.

Post graduate, PhD students, post-doctoral research scientists and users from European countries and Canada interested in land remote sensing and its applications are invited to attend a 5 day course which will be held in Harokopio University, Athens, Greece from 1 to 5 July 2013. Research scientists and students from all other countries are also welcome to apply and participate to the course, subject to space availability.

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ESA Living Planet Symposium 2013

09 - 13 September 2013

The 2013 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium follows the previous successful symposia held in Bergen (2010), Montreux (2007) and Salzburg (2004). The event will be held in Edinburgh, United Kingdom from 09 to 13 September 2013 and is organised with the support of the UK Space Agency.

The aim of the Symposium is to present the results of ESA EO missions exploitation by providing a forum for investigators to report and discuss results of on-going science activities.