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CryoSat maps largest-ever flood beneath Antarctica

02 July 2013

ESA's CryoSat satellite has found a vast crater in Antarctica's icy surface. Scientists believe the crater was left behind when a lake lying under about 3 km of ice suddenly drained.

CryoSat Wiki and Forum now open

17 June 2013

Following a recommendation from the recent CryoSat User Workshop, held in Dresden in March 2013, we are pleased to announce a new CryoSat User e-Collaboration Environment (CUeCE), which is now open to the user community.

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New release of GOCE low-altitude Level-1 products, from February to May 2013

04 July 2013

A new release of the Level-1b gradiometer and orbital products, covering the latest low-orbit cycle, from 12 February to 7 May is available on-line through the GOCE Virtual Online Archive.

Fourth generation GOCE gravity field solution available through the GOCE Virtual Online Archive

28 June 2013

The fourth generation GOCE gravity field solution, based on both Time-wise (TIM) and Direct (DIR) methodologies, is now publicly available for download through the GOCE Virtual Online Archive.

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EO-Support - Contact EOHelp

01 July 2013

To interact with and submit enquiries to the ESA EOHelp Team, customers are kindly requested to use the web based EO-Support ticketing system.

The use of EO-Support will make it possible to reduce the use of emails and provide a faster, easily accessible and reliable service.

Living Planet Symposium 2013 EC student grant

03 July 2013

The European Commission is pleased to offer grants for European students enrolled in higher education programs (MSc, PhD, PostDoc) in Europe, interested to attend the Living Planet Symposium 2013. ESA is managing these grants on behalf of the Commission as part of the Commission's co-sponsorship to the Living Planet Symposium.

The deadline for application is 08 July 2013.

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Probing Mesopotamia

The recently launched Proba-V miniaturised satellite captured this image over the border region of northern Syria, southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq on 28 May.

The area pictured is about 500 km across, with large reservoir lakes along the Euphrates River visible on the left, and another along the Tigris River on the right.

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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.

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7th Coastal Altimetry Workshop

07 - 08 October 2013

The Coastal Altimetry Community, that is the international community of scientists working on development and applications of altimetry in the coastal zone, will meet at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado, from 07 to 08 October 2013 for the 7th Workshop of the successful Coastal Altimetry series.

The workshop will provide a lively forum for a community-led review of the science and applications of coastal altimetry, from data processing through emerging applications to new technologies.


Extended registration deadline: 12 August 2013

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Acivs 2013 Conference

28 - 31 October 2013

The Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems Conference (Acivs 2013) will be held in Poznan, Poland from 28 to 31 October 2013.

The conference will focus on techniques for building adaptive, intelligent, safe and secure imaging systems. Both classical research papers and application papers are welcome.


Early registration deadline: 13 September 2013

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First COSPAR Symposium 2013

11 - 15 November 2013

The First COSPAR Symposium 2013 will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 11 to 15 November 2013.

This symposium is the first of a new series which aims at promoting space and astronomical research at regional level.

The Symposium features plenary lectures, parallel, poster and training sessions. The sessions will be multi-disciplinary, ranging in a wide variety of topics from astronomy, Earth observation, planetology and astrobiology.

The Symposium is open to scientists, young professionals and students world-wide.


Early registration deadline: 10 September 2013


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7th International Workshop on Sand/Duststorms and Associated Dustfall

02 - 04 December 2013

The 7th International Workshop on Sand and Duststorms and Associated Dustfall will take place at ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, from 02 to 04 December 2013. The main objective of the workshop is to bring together scientists working on dust worldwide, exchange information on hot research topics, present and discuss recent understanding on the links and feedbacks between desert dust and radiation, clouds, water budget, human health, and biological systems and to identify current research priorities with a special focus on satellite remote sensing.


Registration deadline: 31 October 2013

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ESA-EUSC-JRC 2014 - Image Information Mining Conference

05 - 07 March 2014

The Ninth Conference on Image Information Mining will be held at the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) in Bucharest, Romania from 05 to 07 March 2014. The event is sponsored by the Image Information Mining Coordination Group (IIMCG) and the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS). The focus of this year's conference is: The Sentinels Era.

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, value added companies and service providers.


Registration is open