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SMOS meets ocean monsters

30 September 2015

ESA's SMOS and two other satellites are together providing insight into how surface winds evolve under tropical storm clouds in the Pacific Ocean. This new information could help to predict extreme weather at sea.

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ESA LPS 2016 - Abstract submission deadline is approaching

02 October 2015

This is a kind reminder to all interested users about the approaching deadline for submitting abstracts to the Living Planet Symposium (LPS) 2016 organised by the European Space Agency (ESA).

The event will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 09 to 13 May 2016; the deadline for abstract submission is 16 October 2015.

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Agreement paves the way for MetOp Second Generation

05 October 2015

Today, ESA and EUMETSAT signed a Cooperation Agreement that secures the continued development of the MetOp Second Generation satellites, which will start providing meteorological observations from polar orbit in mid-2021.

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Deforestation in Borneo

07 October 2015


This 100m Proba-V image of 08 September 2015 shows the rain forest of southern Borneo. The island contains one of the oldest rain forests in the world with a myriad of plant and animal species.

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Azore islands

09 October 2015

This Sentinel-1A radar image, acquired on 16 March 2015, was processed to depict water in blue and land in earthen colours. It features some of the Azore islands about 1600 km west of Lisbon, including the turtle-shaped Faial, the dagger-like Sao Jorge and Pico Island, with Mount Pico reaching over 2351 m in height.

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Earth Observation for Water Cycle Science 2015

20 - 23 October 2015

The European Space Agency is jointly organising, with GEWEX, a conference on the global water cycle. The conference will take place from 20 to 23 October 2015 at ESA-ESRIN, in Frascati, Italy.

The purpose of this topical conference is to review our knowledge on the water cycle science at different scales in space and time; to advocate for the development of robust satellite geo-information data products to characterise and model the water cycle from global to basin scales; and to foster the improvement of models and data assimilation systems to support local, regional and global water cycle predictions, climate change impacts and development of mitigation strategies in water resources management.

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Mapping Urban Areas from Space (MUAS) 2015 conference

04 - 05 November 2015

The European Space Agency is organising, in the context of the Data User Element (DUE) of the Earth Observation Envelope Programme (EOEP), a conference on Mapping Urban Areas from Space (MUAS) 2015. The conference will be held at ESA-ESRIN, in Frascati, Italy, from 04 to 05 November 2015.

The purpose of this conference is to provide scientists and data users with the opportunity to present first-hand and up-to-date results from their ongoing research and application development activities by using data from past and current satellites.

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Geological Remote Sensing 2015

09 - 11 December 2015

The Geological Remote Sensing conference will be held at ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy from 9 to 11 December 2015. The conference is jointly organised by ESA and the Geological Remote Sensing Group (GRSG).

The 26th Annual Conference which will focus on a wide range of remote sensing applications, tools, latest developments and sensors.

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AGU Fall Meeting 2015

14 - 18 December 2015

The American Geophysical Union's 48th annual Fall Meeting will be held in San Francisco, California from 14 to 18 December 2015.

The AGU Fall Meeting is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting more than 24,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders. For 46 years, energised and passionate Earth and space scientists from around the world gather at the AGU Fall Meeting to connect with colleagues, broaden their knowledge base, and embrace the joy of science.

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Proba-V Symposium

26 - 28 January 2016

The European Space Agency (ESA) in cooperation with the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) is organising an event dedicated to the scientific and operational exploitation of Proba-V mission. The event, entitled "Proba-V Symposium", will be hosted in Ghent (Belgium), in the Mariott Hotel, from 26 to 28 January 2016. The Symposium is open to Proba-V users, scientists, students, representatives from national, European and international agencies, operational end-users and value adding industries.

The main objectives of the workshop are:

  • Gather and foster the Proba-V scientific and user community
  • Present the Proba-V mission status, calibration results, algorithms and products quality
  • Provide a forum for investigators to report and discuss results of on-going science activities using Proba-V data
  • Provide a forum for international exchange on land, inland/coastal water and cryosphere applications
  • Report on and promote the use of Proba-V data for downstream operational services
  • Consult scientists to formulate community recommendations for algorithm and products improvements

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2016 Conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS)

15 - 17 March 2016

This conference, jointly organised by ESA, SatCen, and JRC, in collaboration with the IAC, PCTT and the Council of Tenerife, aims to bring together researchers, engineers, and users in the area of Big Data from Space.

The conference shall take place at the Auditorio de Tenerife, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, from 15 to 17 March 2016.

The focus is on the whole data lifecycle, ranging from data acquisition by space-borne and ground-based sensors to data management, analysis and exploitation, and on the Infrastructures and Services for Big Data. Contributions are invited to the Big Data from Space Conference on all the aspects related to data volume, velocity, variety, veracity and value.

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MicroRad 2016

11 - 14 April 2016

The 14th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad 2016) will take place from 11 to 14 April 2016, on Aalto University Campus, Espoo, Finland.

MicroRad is a unique gathering where the microwave radiometry community has an opportunity to present new designs, research results, technological advances and unique innovations in the field of passive microwave remote sensing. The meeting will cover wide radiometry applications and fields such as soil moisture and state, ocean salinity, cryosphere, ocean dynamics, sounding, radiometer calibration, radio frequency interference issues, new technologies etc. The meeting is expected to attract scientists and engineers from all over the world.

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Living Planet Symposium 2016

09 - 13 May 2016

The 2016 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 09 to 13 May 2016. It is organised with the support of the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.

The event, which in 2013 attracted 1800 participants, will focus on the exploitation of satellite data in various thematic domains: Atmosphere, Oceanography, Cryosphere, Land, Hazards, Climate and Meteorology, Solid Earth/Geodesy, Near-Earth Environment, New Methodologies and Products, Open Science 2.0.

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Earth Observation and Cryosphere Science 2016

10 - 13 May 2016

The Earth Observation and Cryosphere Science 2016 conference will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from 10 to 13 May 2016. The event is jointly organised by the European Space Agency and the Climate and Cryosphere Project.

The purpose of this topical conference is to advance our knowledge on the potential offered by EO technology to answer some of the major open questions in cryosphere science; to review the latest developments on advanced EO-based geo-information data products addressing key cryosphere processes; and identify the major scientific requirements and challenges of the cryosphere scientific community for the coming years where EO may contribute.


Registration deadline: 22 April 2016