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RapidEye joins ESA Third Party Missions Programme

08 November 2012

RapidEye, a leader in high-resolution, wide area repetitive coverage of Earth through its constellation of five satellites announced today that it is now part of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Third Party Mission (TPM) Programme. Through this programme, ESA provides data to the European and international scientific user community, as well as to supplement its own internal projects for research and application development.

GRACE - Switch-on of Accelerometers

07 November 2012

The switch-on of the GRACE accelerometer ICUs was performed on 05 November 2012 at 10:15 UTC (GRACE-1) and 06 November 2012 at 08:03 UTC (GRACE-2), respectively.

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Aphrodite's island

Covering part of the Eastern Mediterranean this Envisat image is dominated by the island of Cyprus, a former British colony that became independent in 1960.

The island was shaped from the collision of the African and European tectonic plates. It is located on the Anatolian plate and therefore belongs geologically to Asia.

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Workshop on European Satellite Snow Monitoring Perspectives

04 - 05 December 2012

The Workshop on European Satellite Snow Monitoring Perspectives will take place at EUMETSAT, in Darmstadt, Germany. The aim of the workshop is to bring the major European satellite snow monitoring initiatives together with their key users to review the current state of development, identify gaps and opportunities in meeting the users' needs to provide a consensus perspective on the future development of European satellite snow monitoring capabilities.

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2nd Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry 2013

21 - 25 January 2013

The 2nd Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry will be held in ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.

The course will provide a substantial and balanced introduction to the basics and advanced concepts of theory, scattering concepts, systems and applications typical of radar polarimetric remote sensing, as well as hands-on computing exercises on PolSAR and Pol-InSAR data processing for remote sensing applications

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POLinSAR 2013

28 January - 01 February 2013

The 6th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry, POLinSAR 2013, will be hosted in ESRIN, Frascati, Italy. The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for scientific exchange to present results and progress in the fields of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry. The Symposium is open to ESA Principal Investigators, scientists, students, future SAR missions users, representatives from space agencies and value adding industries.

 

Submission of full paper deadline: 15 February 2013

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CryoSat Third User Workshop

12 - 14 March 2013

The Third CryoSat user workshop will be held in Dresden, Germany, from 12 to 14 March 2013.

This workshop is intended to provide a forum to present and discuss all topics related to the exploitation of the CryoSat mission and to identify novel scientific challenges.

The workshop is open to all scientists with an interest in the CryoSat mission and its data products.

 

Registration deadline: 22 January 2013

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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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SMOS & Aquarius Science Workshop

15 - 17 April 2013

The SMOS & Aquarius Science Workshop will take place at IFREMER, in Brest, France, from 15 to 17 April 2013.

The main objectives of the workshop are to provide the SMOS and Aquarius Science communities with an overview on the present quality of the provided data and an outlook on future algorithm developments as well as providing a forum for discussion on specific topics related to improving sea surface salinity and soil moisture retrievals through dedicated working groups.

 

SMOS & Aquarius Science Workshop 2013 - Flyer [pdf]

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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.