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CryoSat 10th Anniversary Science Conference - Registration open

27 January 2020

Direct registration to the CryoSat 10th Anniversary Science Conference is now open and will close on 15 March.

2011 CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data available

07 February 2020

We are pleased to inform the CryoSat scientific community that the reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data for all of 2011 has been published on the Science Server and is available for download.

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ESA Announcement of Opportunity for Planet – PlanetScope and SkySat

28 January 2020

ESA offers an opportunity for scientists and researchers to access Planet data (Planetscope and SkySat) products for science and applications development within ESA's Third Party Mission programme.

RapidEye constellation retirement

24 January 2020

After 11 years in operation, surpassing their design lifetime of 7 years, the RapidEye constellation will be retired in March 2020.

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Space key to wetland conservation

05 February 2020

Wetlands worldwide are vanishing at an alarming rate. New maps produced by ESA's GlobWetland Africa project show how satellite observations can be used for the effective use and management of wetlands in Africa.

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Flevoland, the Netherlands

07 February 2020

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over part of the Dutch province of Flevoland – the newest province in the Netherlands and one of the largest land reclamation projects in the world.

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Canberra, Australia

05 February 2020

The Proba-V 100m images show Australia's capital Canberra and its surroundings during the recent wildfires.

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Taal Volcano, Philippines

30 January 2020 - This weeks images of Taal Volcano were acquired by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite on 23 January, just 11 days after its eruption.

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4th Sentinel-2 Validation Team Meeting

3 - 5 March 2020

The 4th edition of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 Validation Team (S2VT) Meeting will take place at ESA-ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany, from 3 to 5 March.


The S2VT meeting is a forum for the Copernicus Sentinel-2 scientific and user community to present and share results of on-going activities related to validation of Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2B products and to foster cooperation and synergies among Cal/Val teams.

 

The S2VT meeting focuses on providing independent validation evidence, experimental results to support the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. During the first two days of the meeting, participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of the ESA-ESOC facilities, including the Main Control Room.


Registration deadline: 21 February 2020

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8th Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment (RSCY2020)

The ‘Eighth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment' was due to be held in Cyprus from 16 to 18 March, to network with leading experts in the field of Remote Sensing and Geo-information.

 

The Technical Program is open to all topics in Remote Sensing and Geo-information of Environment and related techniques and applications. Workshops will include a variety of topics.



This event has now been postponed. Please see the event website for further details.

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Aeolus Cal/Val Science Workshop

2 - 6 November 2020

The Aeolus Cal/Val and Science workshop has been rescheduled to take place on the 2-6 November 2020, at EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, (Germany).

 

The yearly Aeolus Cal/Val and Science workshops are the main forum for reporting on mission status and product evolution, for informing and coordinating mission Cal/Val activities, as well as reporting on results on NWP impact assessments and further scientific exploitation of the Aeolus data.

 

At the 2019 Aeolus CAL/VAL and Science workshop, first in-orbit results from the Aeolus CAL/VAL and science teams were presented. At the 2020 workshop, further and more consolidated results from these teams will be presented, as well as work done by new scientific teams who have joined the Aeolus CAL/VAL and science efforts in 2019.

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Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS

9 - 11 March 2021

The European Space Agency is organising the symposium "Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS"has been rescheduled to take place on 9 to 11 March 2021 at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the SMOS mission.

 

The objective of this symposium is to take stock of the contributions of SMOS to science and research during the last 10 years and to have an outlook and set the priorities for the next 10 years with a particular focus on climate research.

 

Current submissions will be kept and the submission tool will reopen closer to the meeting so it is possible to make changes to submissions, or add a new submission with your latest research.

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MicroRad 2020

16 - 20 November 2020

The 16th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad 2020) will be held from 16 to 20 November at the Santa Apollonia Auditorium in Florence, Italy. The event is organised by the Centro di Telerilevamento a Microonde (CETEM) and the Istituto di Fisica Applicata (IFAC-CNR).

 

Participation in MicroRad2020 meeting is open to all individuals interested in or working in the fields of passive microwave remote sensing; the microwave radiometry community is invited to present new research results and instrument designs in the field of remote sensing of land, ocean, cryosphere and atmosphere.

 

Thanks to an ESA sponsorship, travel support can be provided to a selection of 10 students, to encourage the participation of young scientists to the event. In order to be eligible for receiving the support, students must submit an abstract to the conference as first author. Further details on the MicroRad2020 website.

 

Meeting postponed and will now take place on 16 to 20 November: Read the communication by the organisers

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CryoSat 10th Anniversary Science Conference

5 - 8 October 2020

The CryoSat 10th Anniversary Conference will take place from 5 to 8 October 2020 in Taormina (Sicily), Italy.

The conference was due to take place in March, but has been postponed due to the COVID-19 situation.

Over the last 10 years, CryoSat has not only delivered a wealth of information about Earth's changing ice, rather it has demonstrated that it can be a valuable data source for oceanography, hydrology and geodesy, surpassing expectations with a range of results that go far beyond its original goals.

While the conference focuses on the latest scientific results from the mission, it is also a celebration of the remarkable contribution that CryoSat has made to our understanding of the cryosphere and its role in the Earth system and the climate, and in turn, the impacts on society.

 

Due to the rescheduling of the conference, Registration will reopen on 1 June 2020

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EGU General Assembly 2020

This event is now cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak in Europe, the EGU General Assembly 2020 in Vienna has  been cancelled, to be replaced by the ‘EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online' (#shareEGU20) initiative, a week-long series of online activities during the first week of May to support the EGU community by fostering scientific communication.

Further information can be found on the EGU 2020 website.

The next edition of the EGU General Assembly in Vienna has already been scheduled to take place from 25 to 30 April 2021.

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EO for agriculture under pressure

Possible Postponement

ESA and EC DG-RTD are jointly organising the EO for Agriculture under Pressure Workshop from 25 to 29 May 2020 in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.

The workshop aims at discussing the latest scientific results in terms of applying Earth Observation to agricultural monitoring and supporting a climate-resilient, climate-neutral and environment-friendly agriculture.

A further goal is to identify key scientific challenges to be addressed in order to advance towards such a sustainable agriculture providing food security for all.


This workshop could be postponed and is currently under review, please see guidance on the event website.

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EO for Polar Science Workshop

28 - 30 October 2020

The EO for Polar Science Workshop has been rescheduled to take place on the 28-30 October 2020, at The Black Diamond in Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Polar regions have experienced the most rapid rates of warming in recent years and its expected impacts will exceed those forecasted for many other regions in the planet resulting in local, regional and globally significant consequences affecting natural ecosystems and human activities. Improving our observation capacity and enhancing the basic understanding of the different drivers and processes governing those changes and translate that knowledge into actionable solutions for society is a major challenge for the future. Earth Observation from space and Earth system science will represent an essential element in this process.

 

This workshop aims at assessing the latest advancement in the use of EO technology for Polar science, exploring the main challenges and opportunities for the coming decade and consulting with the community to contribute to define a common scientific agenda for the future.

 

The meeting is open to EO scientists, polar researchers and students, modellers, Earth system and climate scientists, industry, operational agencies, policy makers, representatives of local communities and other stakeholders interested in sharing their knowledge and experience and contributing to drive the European polar scientific agenda.

 

Deadline for contribution submission extended to 1 June 2020.

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Fringe 2020

This event is now cancelled

Due to COVID-19 outbreak and the guidance from the relevant authorities, ESA and the Organising Committee of FRINGE 2020 has decided to cancel the workshop. The planning of FRINGE 2021 will commence only after the Covid-crisis is over but you will be informed in due time of the new dates. 

 

Abstract submission being kept open.

 

Please see guidance on the event website.

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AARSE 2020 Conference

26 - 30 October 2020

The AARSE international conference is conducted biennially across Africa and in 2020 will be held in Kigali, Rwanda from 26 to 30 October.

 

AARSE is the premier forum in Africa for research on remote sensing technologies and geospatial information science, gathering leading scholars from the remote sensing and related communities.

 

This conference, under the theme 'Space and geospatial technologies for the Africa we want' will be a major event in the African and international community of Earth observation and geo-spatial information science in 2020; it will be organized by the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) and the Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur de Ruhengeri (Ines-Ruhengeri).

 

Deadline for full paper: 31July 2020