Over a dozen radio signals that have hindered data collection on ESA's SMOS water mission have been switched off.
05 July 2012
In the context of the FP7 SCIDIP-ES project (Science Infrastructures for Data Preservation – Earth Science) the British Geological Survey, in collaboration with ESA, opened a public consultation on the long-term preservation on infrastructures and technologies for Earth Science data preservation. The initiative was issued in March 2012, receiving very positive feedback from the data user community.
ESA and China have been cooperating through the Dragon Programme since 2004 to encourage the use of Earth observation in China. Building on the success of the past years, the programme is taking on more momentum as it enters its third phase.
Image of the Week
The southern Atacama Desert is pictured in this Envisat image, with the border of Chile (west) and Argentina (east) running down the middle.
The Atacama is believed to be the driest desert in the world, and the lack of cloud cover in this image highlights the dry climate.
Earth Observation Events
10 - 11 September 2012
Storm surges are one of the most deadly natural hazards, affecting both rich and poor countries. Satellite Earth Observation (EO) data has an important role to play in storm surge modelling and forecasting, yet it is not currently being used to its full potential. The ESA eSurge project aims to increase the uptake of EO data, both by providing easy access to relevant data and by demonstrating its usefulness.
As part of the project, a workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark, is being organised to discuss the current state of modelling and forecasting, and how this might be improved.
14 September 2012
The third Oil and Gas Earth Observation Group Workshop (OGEO) will be held in Perth, Australia, on 14 September 2012
The event is aimed at O&G industry professionals in Perth, focusing on Earth Observation systems, novel and advanced methods with EO data, improving business practises and adding value to existing approaches.
The workshop is open to members within the Oil and Gas industry, service providers and researchers involved in Earth Observation and related geo-information technologies.
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
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.
16 - 17 October 2012
The First International GOCE Solid Earth Workshop will take place at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, Enschede (The Netherlands) on 16-17 October 2012 and is fully sponsored by ESA.
The goal of this 2-day workshop is to provide training on the usage of GOCE data as well as to present the latest scientific results.
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