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Envisat Wave / ERS WSC - Change of access to ESA online datasets

01 July 2016

Users are informed that the full mission Envisat ASAR Wave and ERS-2 Wind Scatterometer datasets have been migrated to the ESA EO centralised online dissemination service.

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Swarm Total Electron Content (TEC) products 18 - 31 May 2016 now available

04 July 2016

As announced on 30 May 2016, the Swarm TEC products from 18 to 31 May 2016 had not been produced because of a technical issue with the data processing.

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New Sentinel-5 Mission Guide on Sentinel Online

04 July 2016

A new version of the Sentinel-5 Mission Guide is now available on Sentinel Online and provides a high-level description of the future atmospheric monitoring mission of the Copernicus Programme.

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Looking out for coral bleaching

01 July 2016

The EOMAP aquatic remote sensing company, together with partners at the Remote Sensing Research Centre of Queensland University and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, are developing new methods to monitor and detect coral bleaching events using Europe's Sentinel-2A satellite.

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RapidEye Collections: New access via Static Map

08 July 2016

ESA is pleased to announce that three RapidEye ESA collections are now available after Fast Registration through the Static Map for immediate HTTP download:

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IGARSS 2016, Beijing

05 July 2016


The 2016 edition of the IEEE's International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS, takes place in Beijing from 10 to 15 July. To note the occasion, this Proba-V image, acquired on 6 October 2014, shows Beijing and the surrounding area.

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Bordeaux, France

The city of Bordeaux in France is featured in this Landsat image comparison. Acquired by the Landsat 5 and 8 satellites thirty-one years apart, they show how this city has grown since 1984.

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Malaspina Glacier

08 July 2016

The Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over southeastern Alaska to the Malaspina Glacier in this image acquired on 8 March 2016.

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Colour and Light in the Ocean from Earth Observation (CLEO)

06 - 08 September 2016

The European Space Agency, in the context of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme element, and PML are organising a workshop, called Colour and Light in the Ocean from Earth Observation: Relevance and Applications; Products from Space and Perspectives from Models hosted at ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy from 6 to 8 September 2016.

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ESA EO Open Science Conference

12 - 16 September 2016

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising the second Earth Observation Open Science community consultation at ESRIN (Frascati, Italy) from 12 to 14 September 2016 to explore the new challenges and opportunities for EO research created by the rapid advances in digital technologies.

These include open tools and software, data-intensive science, virtual research environment, citizen science, advanced visualization, and e-education of the new generation of Data scientists.

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1st ESA Advanced Training Course on Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere

12 - 16 September 2016

As part of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) is organising a new advanced Cryosphere Training Course devoted to train the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from ESA and operational EO Missions (e.g. the Sentinels) for science and applications development.

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CLIVAR Open Science Conference

18 - 25 September 2016

The CLIVAR Open Science Conference will be held in Qingdao, China, from 18 to 25 September 2016.

The objectives of the CLIVAR Open Science Conference are to:

  • Review progress toward improved understanding of the dynamics, the interaction, and the predictability of the coupled ocean-atmosphere system
  • Shape ideas to meet emerging ocean and climate science challenges
  • Engage with the future generation of climate scientists
  • Identify key climate research and stakeholder issues
  • Develop and strengthen collaborations across nations, disciplines and age groups and promote integrative studies.

In addition to the main event, an Early Career Scientists Symposium will take place on the weekends before and after the main Conference.

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3rd Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop

21 - 22 September 2016

The 3rd Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application workshop will be held in New York City, USA, from 21 to 22 September 2016 (the exact location has yet to be decided).

The objective of this workshop series is to discuss and reconcile methodological advances in the validation and application of global satellite soil moisture data.

The workshop is unique in that it brings together satellite soil moisture users and developers to focus on both the derivation and exploration of soil moisture data from both passive and active microwave satellite missions (SMAP, SMOS, ASCAT, AMSR-2, Sentinel-1, and other legacy missions).

 

Please note that this workshop will follow a SMAP Cal/Val Workshop on 19 and 20 September 2016 that will be held in Manhattan and is open to all that are interested in SMAP.

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Atmospheric Composition Validation and Evolution 2016

18 - 20 October 2016

The European Space Agency is organising the fifth workshop on Atmospheric Composition Validation and Calibration activities, providing science and Cal/Val experts with the opportunity to present their latest results of their ongoing research and application developments including evolution aspects of the validation methods for future satellite missions.

The conference will be held at ESRIN in Frascati, Italy, from 18 to 20 October 2016.

During the workshop the status of the recently reprocessed data sets from atmospheric instruments on ERS-2, Envisat and the data sets of Metop and ESA Third Party Missions shall be presented. Evolution aspects of the workshop will focus on ground based validation networks and their development in view of the Sentinel and Earth Explorer (EarthCARE and ADM-Aeolus) operations as well as Fiducial Reference Measurements. Furthermore, the workshop shall provide the opportunity to address evolution aspects of the Sentinel-3/ Sentinel-5 Precursor products for atmospheric applications.

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International workshop on measuring high-wind speeds over the ocean

15 - 17 November 2016

A three day workshop on the science and applications of remotely-sensed ocean surface winds, with a focus on high or extreme wind speeds. The workshop will be held at the Met Office headquarters in the cathedral city of Exeter, United Kingdom, from 15 to 17 November 2016.

Topics will include:

  • Status of monitoring ocean-surface winds from space: current and future instruments
  • Methods and models for retrieving high winds from satellite observing systems
  • Ocean surface wind products, synergies, and validation of high wind speeds
  • Applications for ocean-atmosphere interactions
  • Applications for numerical weather prediction (NWP)
  • Applications for tropical cyclone and extra-tropical storms
  • Climate applications

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Ocean salinity and water cycle variability session at AGU Fall Meeting 2016

12 - 16 December 2016

The "Ocean salinity, water cycle variability and science results from satellite measurements" session will take place at the AGU Fall Meeting 2016 in San Francisco, USA, from 12 to 16 December 2016. With approximately 24,000 attendees in 2015, AGU's Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world.

This session highlights research investigating ocean salinity, an Essential Climate Variable (ECV), as a key parameter that links various elements of the water cycle to ocean circulation dynamics and climate. Contributions are invited on all aspects of ocean salinity investigations, including analyses undertaken from in situ and satellite observations, numerical models, and data assimilation. We particularly welcome contributions that have utilised sea surface salinity (SSS) measurements from the recent pathfinder satellite missions (SMOS, Aquarius/SAC-D, and SMAP).