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ELBARA AO - Deadline for proposal

03 May 2012

The proposal submission deadline related to the Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for the use of the ground based L-Band radiometers ELBARA in support of SMOS calibration & validation activities is 15 May 2012.

For more information, visit the 'Announcements of Opportunity - ELBARA' web page.

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GMES Masters Competition

03 May 2012

Since 2011 the GMES Masters rewards on an annual basis the best ideas for services, business cases and applications based on GMES data, with the aim to foster product development and entrepreneurship in Europe.

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Earthnet Online is now on Twitter

25 April 2012

A new Twitter account has been created for Earthnet Online, enabling you to follow the latest Earth Observation news and updates on the website.

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GRACE - Planned switch-off of MWA

02 May 2012

In addition to the recent deactivation of the Instrument Control Units, the GRACE Microwave Assemblies (MWA) have also had to be switched-off on both satellites in order to further reduce the load on the batteries. GRACE-2 MWA was powered-off on April 30 at 23:24 UTC, GRACE-1 MWA on May 1 at 00:08 UTC.

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Rainforest river

This image from the Envisat satellite shows the Juruá River snaking through the Amazon rainforest in western Brazil.

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SeaSAR 2012 Workshop

18 - 22 June 2012

The European Space Agency and the Norwegian Space Centre are jointly organising the fourth SAR oceanography workshop, SEASAR 2012, entitled "Advances in SAR Oceanography", which is to be hosted in Tromso, Norway, from 18 to 22 June 2012.

The workshop is open to scientists and students in the field of SAR oceanography including ESA Principle Investigators and co-investigators, to users of data from future SAR missions like Sentinel-1 and Radarsat Constellation Mission (RCM) and to representatives from national, European and international space agencies and value adding industry.


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GlobTemperature - User Consultation Meeting

27 - 28 June 2012

The aim of this first GlobTemperature User Consultation Meeting which will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, is to survey users' requirements for satellite land surface temperature information.  

The other objective of this meeting is to explore the feasibility of meeting them with available data and techniques, and set a list of priority requirements to be addressed by a potential future GlobTemperature project.

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6th Coastal Altimetry Workshop

20 - 21 September 2012

The 6th Coastal Altimetry Workshop is open to the international community of scientists working on development and applications of altimetry in the coastal zone. The Workshop will be in Northern Italy, Riva del Garda.

The Workshop aims to provide a lively forum, where science and applications of coastal altimetry and data processing technologies will be reviewed.


Registration deadline: 03 August 2012

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20 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry

24 - 29 September 2012

To mark the 20 year anniversary of the launch of ERS-1 and TOPEX/POSEIDON, ESA, in collaboration with the French Space Agency, CNES, organised a Symposium in Venice, Italy. This event was sponsored by other partner agencies and organisations supporting the development of altimetry.

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3rd MERIS/(A)ATSR & OLCI/SLSTR Preparatory Workshop

15 - 19 October 2012

The European Space Agency, together with Eumetsat, is organising the 3rd MERIS/(A)ATSR and OCLI-SLSTR (Sentinel-3) Preparatory Workshop, which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, from 15 to 19 October 2012.

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ESA-EUSC-JRC 2012 - Image Information Mining Conference

24 - 26 October 2012

The Eighth Conference on Image Information Mining will be held at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich, Germany in October 2012. The event is sponsored by European Image Information Mining Coordination Group (IIMCG) and the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS). This year's conference focuses on Knowledge Discovery from Earth Observation Data. The main topics to be discussed during the conference are: image information mining, image semantic automatic annotation, multi modal and multi-sensor information extraction. The event is aimed at European Space agencies and organisations, aerospace industry and research centres.