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EO Campaigns (less than 50GB) - Data delivery on FTP

30 July 2013

Aiming at improving the data dissemination of the Campaigns, ESA will deliver Campaign datasets consisting of less than 50 GB via FTP, as from 01 August 2013.

Customers will receive email notifications with the credentials to download the data, that will be available on the FTP server with a limited retention time.

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GRACE - Planned switch-off of ICUs and MWA

08 August 2013

The GRACE-A and -B accelerometer Instrument Control Units (ICU) and Microwave Assemblies (MWA) have been switched-off for battery load reduction.

The switch-on of both ICUs and MWAs is planned for approximately mid of September 2013.

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Africa's ups and downs (East African Rift)

Note: This video is not compatible with Internet Explorer 8.

The East African Rift is an area where two tectonic plates are moving apart, making it a region of high geological activity, home to a number of volcanoes.

This animation shows how satellite radars - like the one flown on Envisat – can detect surface displacement with centimetre accuracy from an altitude of about 800 km.

Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar - or InSAR - is a remote sensing technique where two or more radar images over the same area are combined to detect slight surface changes between them.

Tiny changes on the ground cause changes in the radar signal and lead to rainbow-coloured interference patterns in the combined image, known as a 'SAR interferogram'. These interferograms can then show how land is uplifting or subsiding.

For example, Envisat found that the dormant Mount Longonot in Kenya rose by 9 cm from 2004 to 2006. Tectonic activity such as the movement of magma underground may have caused this deformation of the surface above.

Radars can also identify fault lines - such as the radar on the Japanese ALOS satellite. Ground displacement following a series of earthquakes around Karonga, Malawi, was detected in the interferogram, revealing details of a fault line. The visualisations are based on results by Juliet Biggs from the University of Bristol in the UK.

Measurements like those seen in this animation are helping scientists to understand plate tectonics. They provide insights into patterns and consequences of activity that can help to get a clearer picture of a volcano's behaviour.


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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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7th Coastal Altimetry Workshop

07 - 08 October 2013

The Coastal Altimetry Community, that is the international community of scientists working on development and applications of altimetry in the coastal zone, will meet at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado, from 07 to 08 October 2013 for the 7th Workshop of the successful Coastal Altimetry series.

The workshop will provide a lively forum for a community-led review of the science and applications of coastal altimetry, from data processing through emerging applications to new technologies.

 

Extended registration deadline: 12 August 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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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

 

Online Abstract Submission

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Storm Surge Networking Forum 2013

18 - 20 November 2013

The ESA eSurge project invites you to the storm surge networking forum to be held at ISMAR, Venice from 18 to 20 November 2013. This will be an open forum to discuss the needs of the storm surge community and how satellite data can best be applied. The aim is to build links between data providers, modellers and end users. The event is open to anyone with an interest in applying satellite data to storm surge applications.

 

Extended abstract submission deadline: 21 October 2013

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7th International Workshop on Sand/Duststorms and Associated Dustfall

02 - 04 December 2013

The 7th International Workshop on Sand and Duststorms and Associated Dustfall will take place at ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, from 02 to 04 December 2013. The main objective of the workshop is to bring together scientists working on dust worldwide, exchange information on hot research topics, present and discuss recent understanding on the links and feedbacks between desert dust and radiation, clouds, water budget, human health, and biological systems and to identify current research priorities with a special focus on satellite remote sensing.

 

Registration deadline: 31 October 2013

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ESA-EUSC-JRC 2014 - Image Information Mining Conference

05 - 07 March 2014

The Ninth Conference on Image Information Mining will be held at the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) in Bucharest, Romania from 05 to 07 March 2014. The event is sponsored by the Image Information Mining Coordination Group (IIMCG) and the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS). The focus of this year's conference is: The Sentinels Era.

The main topics to be discussed during the conference are: image information mining, image semantic automatic annotation, multi modal and multi-sensor information extraction. The event is aimed at European space agencies and organisations, aerospace industry and research centres, value added companies and service providers.

 

Registration is open