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ESA keeps watch on weather

The 8th International Weather Forum is set to open in Paris, France. The five-day event offers exhibitions and educational workshops to visitors on the subjects of weather and climate, energy, environment, water and space.

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XML parser for GOCE L1b and L2 data: installation guide updated

03 October 2011

An updated user manual with extended installation instructions, plus a new test suite for the software are available for the GOCE L1b/L2 XML reader to further ease installation and use of this tool.

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PDHS-E (ESRIN) - Envisat NRT dissemination delay

06 October 2011

Due to maintenance at the PDHS-E facility at ESA-ESRIN on 10 October 2011 (all day), there will be a delay in the dissemination and update of the Envisat Near Real Time (NRT) data to the online archives.

AATSR Outgassing

06 October 2011

An AATSR outgassing is planned to take place, starting on 07 October 2011 at 08:20 UTC with the end currently foreseen on 10 October 2011 at approximately 14:20 UTC.

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Planning activities


Special Acquisition Plan

Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
08-Oct-2011 50233 ASA_IM_IS4_HH
09-Oct-2011 50255 ASA_IM_IS4_HH
11-Oct-2011 50276 ASA_IM_IS7_HH
12-Oct-2011 50298 ASA_IM_IS1_HH
16-Oct-2011 50348 ASA_IM_IS1_HH
17-Oct-2011 50370 ASA_IM_IS6_HH
19-Oct-2011 50391 ASA_IM_IS4_HH
20-Oct-2011 50413 ASA_IM_IS3_HH
27-Oct-2011 50506 ASA_IM_IS2_HH
30-Oct-2011 50549 ASA_IM_IS5_HH
31-Oct-2011 50571 ASA_IM_IS1_HH

Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
06-Oct-2011 50216 ASA_WS_HH
09-Oct-2011 50259 ASA_WS_HH
14-Oct-2011 50331 ASA_WS_HH

Earth Watching activities

New images have been published for the following event:
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Due to an on-board anomaly the following instrument unavailability periods have been recorded:

  • GOMOS from 30 Sept 2011 11:56:44 to 02 Oct 2011 11:01:22 UTC

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Brazilian coast

Three Brazilian states along the Atlantic coast are visible: Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo and a small portion of southern Bahia. These coastal areas experience a tropical climate - ideal for the tourists who flock to the beaches here.

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Sentinel-2 Preparatory Symposium

23 - 27 April 2012

The European Space Agency is organising the first 'Sentinel-2 Preparatory Symposium', which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, from 23 to 27 April 2012.

The Symposium is open to ESA Principal Investigators, co-investigators, Sentinel-2 users, scientists, students, representatives from national, European and international space agencies and value adding industries.

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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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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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Watch the Earth observation training course online

Future Earth observation scientists: learn about using satellite data for science and applications development.