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CryoSat reprocessing campaign moving forward

06 March 2013

The CryoSat reprocessing campaign, after having completed all the initial activities, including the full reprocessing of the calibration products, is now speedily moving forward with the reprocessing of all science L1b and L2 data from July 2010 up to January 2012.

CryoSat reprocessed dataset January 2012 now available

07 March 2013

The data acquired in January 2012 have been reprocessed and are now available on the CryoSat dissemination server

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CryoSat Matlab Reader Package update (version 1.2)

01 March 2013

Version 1.2 of the CryoSat Matlab Reader Package is now available, and fixes a bug in the calculation of the total ocean geo-correction as computed in the routines.

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SMOS GMT and SCoT tools update

01 March 2013

Version 3.2 of the SMOS Global Mapping Tool (GMT) and version 3.50 of the SMOS Comparison Tool (SCoT) are now available to download.

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GRACE - Planned switch-off of ICUs and MWA

04 March 2013

The GRACE-A and -B accelerometer Instrument Control Units (ICU) and Microwave Assemblies (MWA) have been switched-off on:

  • February 26 - 12:15 UTC: GRACE-B ICU
  • February 27 - 13:10 UTC: GRACE-A ICU
  • February 28 - 12:31 UTC: GRACE-B MWA
  • March 01 - 13:27 UTC: GRACE-A MWA

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Bringing Sentinel-3 together

06 March 2013

An important milestone has been reached for ESA’s Sentinel-3 mission. The satellite platform has been delivered to the Prime Contractor in France where the instruments will be installed and tested along with the numerous components that make up this sophisticated new mission to monitor Earth.

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New Caledonia

The New Caledonia archipelago, 1210 km east of Australia, is captured in this Envisat image.

Caledonia was the Roman name for today’s northern Scotland. When British explorer James Cook saw the archipelago’s main island in the 1770s, he named it ‘New Caledonia’ because of the similarities he noticed between the Scottish highlands and the island’s terrain.

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NEST 4C-1.1 now available on RSS G-POD

01 March 2013

NEST 4C-1.1 release has been integrated into the RSS Grid Processing On-Demand (G-POD) environment and made available to all G-POD registered users.

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ACVE - Atmospheric Composition Validation and Evolution Workshop

13 - 15 March 2013

The European Space Agency is organising a workshop on Atmospheric Chemistry and Composition Validation and Product Evolution. The Workshop will be held from 13 to 15 March 2013 in ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.

The aim of the workshop is to present Cal/Val results from ENVISAT, ERS-2 and other Third Party Missions (GOSAT/Odin/OMI/SciSat/Terra-Aqua) to encourage contributions for future ESA missions (Earth Explorers, Sentinels) using existing data sets and Cal/Val infrastructures.

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European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2013

07 - 12 April 2013

The EGU General Assembly 2013 will be held at the ACV centre in Vienna, Austria, from 7 to 12 April 2013. The event will bring together geoscientists from all over the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. Especially for young scientists, it is the aim of the EGU to provide a forum where they can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geosciences.


Early registration deadline: 13 March 2013

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Ocean Surface Currents

06 - 08 May 2013

The international meeting on Ocean Surface Currents will be held at ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, the Netherlands, from 6 to 8 May 2013.

The aim of this meeting is to review scientific priorities, assess new technologies, discuss novel mission concepts and advance towards the definition of the next generation of ocean surface currents measurements from space.


Extended abstract submission deadline: 15 March 2013

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First International Ocean Colour Science meeting

06 - 08 May 2013

The first International Ocean Colour Science (IOCS) meeting will take place in the city of Darmstadt, Germany, from 6 to 8 May 2013. This is the first of a series of IOCS meetings which are scheduled to take place every two years.

The primary focus of the IOCS meeting is to build and strengthen the international ocean colour community by providing a structure and mechanisms to collectively address common issues and goals. The aim is to achieve the best quality ocean colour data that meet scientific, environmental, climate and operational needs through international collaboration and scientific and technological innovation.


Extended abstract submission deadline: 22 March 2013

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7th Atmospheric Limb Conference and Workshop

17 - 19 June 2013

The 7th International Atmospheric Limb Conference and Workshop will be held in Bremen, Germany at the “Haus der Wissenschaft” from 17 to 19 June 2013. The conference is hosted by the Institute of Environmental Physics (University of Bremen).

The conference will focus on various scientific based topics such as limb and occultation measurements, past, recent and future atmospheric instruments, observation and modelling, spectroscopy, retrieval algorithms and data assimilation.


Abstract submission deadline: 28 March 2013

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Probing Vegetation Conference

04 - 05 July 2013

The Probing Vegetation Conference will be held in Antwerp, Belgium, from 4 to 5 July 2013.

After a long and successful career as Europe’s first truly operational system for global monitoring of vegetation, the SPOT-VEGETATION mission is now nearing the end of its life cycle, but the role of SPOT-VEGETATION will be taken over by ESA's technologically advanced Proba-V mission.

The conference will focus on the operational and scientific achievements of SPOT-VEGETATION and the perspectives that will be offered to the user’s community by Proba-V.


Registration deadline: 20 May 2013

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ESA Living Planet Symposium 2013

09 - 13 September 2013

The 2013 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium follows the previous successful symposia held in Bergen (2010), Montreux (2007) and Salzburg (2004). The event will be held in Edinburgh, United Kingdom from 09 to 13 September 2013 and is organised with the support of the UK Space Agency.

The aim of the Symposium is to present the results of ESA EO missions exploitation by providing a forum for investigators to report and discuss results of on-going science activities.

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9th EARSeL Forest Fire Special Interest Group Workshop

15 - 17 October 2013

The 9th International Workshop of the EARSeL Special Interest Group (SIG) on Forest Fires will take place in Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire, UK, from 15 to 17 October 2013.

The workshop is organised by the University of Leicester with support from the Laboratory of Forest Management and Remote Sensing, Faculty of Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

The Leicester hosted workshop is the latest in a series of technical meetings organised by the EARSeL SIG on Forest Fires after its foundation in 1995. Previous meetings held resulted in outstanding progress made in forest fire research.


Abstract submission deadline: 15 April 2013

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Acivs 2013 Conference

28 - 31 October 2013

The Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems Conference (Acivs 2013) will be held in Poznan, Poland from 28 to 31 October 2013.

The conference will focus on techniques for building adaptive, intelligent, safe and secure imaging systems. Both classical research papers and application papers are welcome.


Early registration deadline: 13 September 2013

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Capacity Building Workshop (COSPAR)

04 - 08 November 2013

This workshop will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 4 to 8 November 2013, the week before the First COSPAR Symposium.

The workshop is open to undergraduate students, young researchers and professionals (under 35) who are studying or working in a variety of Earth Science disciplines and wish to expand and improve their knowledge and skills. The course includes lectures and topic based discussions related to remote sensing concepts and principles. Participation is limited to a maximum of 25 students.


Application form submission deadline: 31 May 2013

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First COSPAR Symposium 2013

11 - 15 November 2013

The First COSPAR Symposium 2013 will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 11 to 15 November 2013.

This symposium is the first of a new series which aims at promoting space and astronomical research at regional level.

The Symposium features plenary lectures, parallel, poster and training sessions. The sessions will be multi-disciplinary, ranging in a wide variety of topics from astronomy, Earth observation, planetology and astrobiology.

The Symposium is open to scientists, young professionals and students world-wide.


Early registration deadline: 10 September 2013


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