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Earth's gravity revealed in unprecedented detail

31 March 2011

After just two years in orbit, ESA's GOCE satellite has gathered enough data to map Earth's gravity with unrivalled precision. Scientists now have access to the most accurate model of the 'geoid' ever produced to further our understanding of how Earth works.

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Record loss of ozone over Arctic

06 April 2011

ESA's Envisat satellite has measured record low levels of ozone over the Euro-Atlantic sector of the northern hemisphere during March.

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Planning activities

 

Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available.
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Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument mode
13-Apr-2011 47679 ASA_IM_IS4_VV

Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument mode
27-Apr-2011 47883 ASA_IM_IS6_HH
01-May-2011 47933 ASA_IM_IS6_HH
05-May-2011 47998 ASA_IM_IS6_HH
08-May-2011 48041 ASA_IM_IS6_HH
09-May-2011 48048 ASA_IM_IS6_HH
16-May-2011 48156 ASA_IM_IS6_HH
20-May-2011 48206 ASA_IM_IS6_HH
24-May-2011 48271 ASA_IM_IS6_HH

Satellite: ERS-2
Date Orbit Track Frames
17-Apr-2011 83603 24 783 - 837
20-Apr-2011 83646 24 783 - 837
23-Apr-2011 83689 24 783 - 837

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ENVISAT

Due to an on-board anomaly, the following instrument unavailability periods have been recorded:

  • AATSR from 03 April 2011 15:51:36 to 04 April 2011 13:50:00 UTC
  • ASAR from 03 April 2011 15:51:36 to 05 April 2011 01:38:34 UTC
  • DORIS from 03 April 2011 15:51:36 to 04 April 2011 16:48:15 UTC
  • GOMOS from 03 April 2011 15:51:36 to 05 April 2011 14:16:04 UTC
  • MERIS from 03 April 2011 15:51:36 to 05 April 2011 06:05:00 UTC
  • MIPAS from 03 April 2011 15:51:36 to 06 April 2011 09;20:00 UTC
  • RA2 from 03 April 2011 15:51:36 to 04 April 2011 15:38:30 UTC
  • SCIAMACHY from 03 April 2011 15:51:36 to 05 April 2011 13:56:54 UTC
Following a planned outgassing activity, the additional AATSR instrument unavailability period has been registered:
  • AATSR from 04 April 2011 13:50:01 to 06 April 2011 15:41:32 UTC

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Central Europe

This Envisat image features an almost cloud-free look at a large portion of Europe. The Alps, with its white peaks, stand out in contrast against the vast areas still covered in brownish winter foliage.

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Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing 2011

12 September 2011 - 16 September 2011

The European Space Agency is organising a series of advanced thematic training courses devoted to train the next generation of EO PIs to exploit data from ESA and Third Party EO Missions for science and applications development.

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Fringe 2011 Workshop - Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry

19 September 2011 - 23 September 2011

The European Space Agency is organising Fringe 2011, its 8th International Workshop on "Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry", which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, between 19 - 23 September 2011. The series of workshops started in 1992 and are currently organised by ESA every two years.

Registration opened: 15 July 2011

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Earth Observation for Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions Science

29 November 2011 - 2 December 2011

This joint ESA-SOLAS-EGU conference aims at bringing together the EO and SOLAS communities, as well as scientific institutions and space agencies involved in the observation, characterisation and forecasting of ocean-atmosphere interactions and their impacts.

Paper submission deadline and Symposium: 29 November - 02 December 2011