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Network downtime at ESRIN - possible impact from 11-14 September 2009

10 September 2009

Due to maintenance, a network downtime is foreseen at ESRIN on Saturday 12 September 2009 from 09:30 to 14:30 CET.
The downtime for certain services (e-mailing service, web and other network connectivity) will however extend from Friday 11 September 14:00 to Monday 14 September 09:00 CET.

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MERIS Wavelength Calibration Campaign on 30 September 2009

09 September 2009

A MERIS wavelength calibration campaign scheduled on 30 September 2009 will require specific instrument programming preventing nominal data acquisition of the orbit range 39660 to 39661 (inclusive).

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Planning Activities


Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available here.
Planning over the Dakar flood (Senegal) of 2 September 2009

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
06-Sep-2009 39312 ASA_IM_IS7_HH
09-Sep-2009 39355 ASA_IM_IS5_HH
10-Sep-2009 39377 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
Planning over the Burkina Faso flood of 3 September 2009

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
05-Sep-2009 39305 ASA_AP_IS6_HH/HV
08-Sep-2009 39340 ASA_AP_IS7_HH/HV


Earth Watching Activities


Images have been published for the following events:
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Hurricane Jimena

This Envisat image captures Hurricane Jimena roaring towards Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on 31 August (18:09 UT). Envisats Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) optical instrument acquired this image working in Full Resolution mode to provide a spatial resolution of 300 m.

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3rd ALOS Joint PI Symposium

9 November 2009 - 13 November 2009

The Symposium will take place in Hawai'i and is hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF). The event is open to accepted PIs, Co-Is, and representatives of the four Data Nodes (AADN, JAXA, ESA, GA) and the Asian sub-node: Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA).

The abstract submission deadline has passed, however it is still possible to submit an abstract online.

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Fringe 2009 Workshop

30 November 2009 - 4 December 2009

ESA is organising its 6th International Workshop on "Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry", which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN in Frascati, Italy. The workshop is open to ESA Principal Investigators and co-investigators, scientists and students working in the field of SAR Interferometry and its applications, and to representatives from national, European and international space agencies and value adding industry.
Deadline for registration is 5 October 2009.