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First views of Earth from Sentinel-3A

02 March 2016

Just two weeks after launch, the latest Sentinel satellite has offered a taster of what it will provide for the EU's Copernicus programme.

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SMOS – update on higher level products

02 March 2016

All the SMOS L3 soil moisture, ocean salinity and common products from January 2010 to April 2015 have been reprocessed by the Centre Avail de Traitement des Données SMOS (CATDS), ensuring temporal continuity with SMOS CATDS real time products.

In addition, experimental SMOS Mediterranean SSS L3 and L4 products have also been made available at the CP34-Barcelona Expert Center (BEC).

Reprocessed soil moisture and sea surface salinity data from SMOS are now available

04 March 2016

ESA would like to inform SMOS users that the reprocessed level 2 soil moisture and sea surface salinity data are now available on the new ESA SMOS Online Dissemination service accessible here.

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Expected impact of ECMWF model change on the CryoSat ice and ocean products

03 March 2016

ECMWF will upgrade the horizontal resolution of the high-resolution version of its integrated forecasting system on 8 March 2016. This change is part of the new model cycle labelled 41R2. Model cycle 41R2 includes higher resolution (from 16 km to 9km) and a number of enhancements to the model and data assimilation system.

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CryoSat - Geographical Mode Mask 3.8 released

03 March 2016

A new CryoSat Geographical mask goes in operation from week 10 (07 March 2016). The mask is the basis of the CryoSat mission planning and defines the mode switching of the SIRAL instrument while the satellite revolves around the Earth.

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Big Data from Space 2016 Conference

02 March 2016

The 2016 Conference on Big Data from Space in Tenerife (15-17 March 2016) is only two weeks away.

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ESA and SAP cooperate in using satellite data

25 February 2016

ESA and the software company SAP have signed a letter of intent to develop innovative approaches for the quick and efficient processing of large amounts of Earth observation data through access to processing platforms.

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Keeping transport systems on track

29 February 2016

Operators of UK transport networks are the first who are set to benefit from Live Land, a satellite-based land monitoring system developed through ESA.

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Krugerpark, South Africa

02 March 2016


This Proba-V daily synthesis image, captured in early November 2015, shows parts of the famous Kruger and Limpopo national parks.

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Puzzle of Utah

04 March 2016

In this false colour image from 20 August 2015, Sentinel-2A brings us to Utah's Salt Lake City and surroundings.

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European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016

17 - 22 April 2016

The General Assembly 2016 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) will be held at the ACV centre in Vienna, Austria, from 17 to 22 April 2016. The assembly is open to the scientists of all nations.

The EGU 2016 event will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

 

Early registration deadline: 17 March 2016

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2nd EARSeL SIG LU/LC and NASA LCLUC joint workshop

06 - 07 May 2016

The EARSeL Special Interest Group on Land Use and Land Cover (SIG LU/LC) and NASA Land-Cover/Land-Use Change (LCLUC) Program are organising their 2nd joint workshop "Advancing horizons for land cover services entering the big data era".

The event will take place in Prague, Czech Republic on 6 and 7 May 2016.

The workshop will be conceptually linked with and support the objectives of the ESA Living Planet Symposium 2016, which follows the workshop on 9 to 13 May 2016, as a brainstorming preparation.

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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

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4S Symposium

30 May - 03 June 2016

The 4S Symposium will be held in Valletta, Malta, from 30 May to 03 June 2016.

The special topic of 2016, Small Satellites Go Viral!, will be addressed in a dedicated session on the first day of the event. Contributions addressing this topic are highly welcome.

As in previous years, the programme will also cover technical sessions: Mission and System Analysis; Applications such as Earth Observation, Science, Telecommunication and Navigation; New Technologies at system, sub-system and component level. A special session will be dedicated to access to space of Small Satellites, as launchers, platform cross-compatibility.

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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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2nd International workshop on Air-Sea Gas Flux Climatology

06 - 09 September 2016

The 2nd International workshop on Air-Sea Gas Flux Climatology follows on from the first successful workshop that was held 2013. This is highly interdisciplinary workshop aimed at bringing the multiple communities studying air-sea exchange and gas fluxes together to discuss common, aims, goals and challenges. The workshop aims to bring together the in situ, remote sensing and modelling scientific communities and funding bodies.

 

For interest - the workshop report and programme from the first workshop is available here.

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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.