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EO Help service closed on 13 June 2011

09 June 2011

The EO Help and Order Desk service will be unavailable on Monday 13 June 2011 due to the ESA-ESRIN Pentecost holiday closure.

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Envisat - GOMOS Level 1 & 2 processor operational switch

07 June 2011

ESA is announcing the upcoming switch of the GOMOS operational processor Version 6.01

Envisat phase extension in EOLI-SA

08 June 2011

The extension of the current Envisat phase until 21 December 2011 has been implemented in the EOLI-SA catalogue.

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American Geophysical Union meeting - call for CryoSat abstracts

09 June 2011

The next Fall American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting in San Francisco, 05-09 December, 2011, will have a special session dedicated to CryoSat.

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Kompsat-2 agreement extension

07 June 2011

The agreement extension with the Kompsat-2 data suppliers will allow programming until the end of 2011.

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Planning activities


Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available.
Special acquisition plans

Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
07-Jun-2011 48466 ASA_IM_IS6_HH
10-Jun-2011 48509 ASA_IM_IS3_HH
18-Jun-2011 48624 ASA_IM_IS6_HH
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Cloud of volcanic ash

This Envisat image shows a large cloud of ash north-east of Scotland that has been carried by winds from Iceland's Grímsvötn volcano about 1,000km away.

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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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NEST InSAR course 2011

26 September 2011 - 27 September 2011

ESA is organising the NEST InSAR 2 day course devoted to the Next ESA SAR Toolbox (NEST) and its InSAR capability.

The Course will be hosted in Frascati, Italy on 26-27 September 2011, just after the Fringe 2011 workshop.

Application deadline: 08 July 2011

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VI Workshop Lidar Measurements in Latin America

26 September 2011 - 1 October 2011

The VI WLMLA is a bi-annual meeting, where the Latin American's lidar researchers and students join together to share knowledge with researchers worldwide.

It will be hosted by the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory of the Institute of Physical Research at University of San Andrés (LFA-UMSA), la Paz, Bolivia.

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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