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Copernicus Sentinel-3B delivers first images

09 May 2018

Less than two weeks after it was launched, the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite has delivered its first images of Earth. Exceeding expectations, this first set of images include the sunset over Antarctica, sea ice in the Arctic and a view of northern Europe.

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New CryoSat ground tracks available

10 May 2018

New ground tracks from CryoSat for the period 07 July 2018 - 11 July 2019 are now available for download.

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ESA will continue to provide ocean colour data from Indian mission

08 May 2018

To further promote scientific research and applications, ESA and a leading geo-information company have agreed to continue data acquisition from the OceanSat-2 satellite.

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MUAS 2018 Conference

09 May 2018

In the frame of the EO Science for Society Programme Element, the European Space Agency is organising the second conference on Mapping Urban Areas from Space - MUAS 2018. The Conference will be held at ESA-ESRIN (Frascati, Italy) from 30 to 31 October 2018.


Abstract submission will remain open until 31 May 2018.

1st International SORBETTO Summer School

11 May 2018

The European Space Agency (ESA) through its Earth Observation ground segment team is co-sponsoring the 1st international summer school-conference: "SORBETTO: SOlar Radiation Based Established Techniques for aTmospheric Observations", together with the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the National Research Council of Italy (ISAC-CNR) and the University Sapienza of Rome.

ESA's Φ-week event rescheduled to November 2018

08 May 2018

Please note that ESA's Φ-week event  - initially planned for October - has now been rescheduled to 12 to 16 November 2018.

The abstract submission and call for exhibitors deadline has been extended accordingly to 20 May.

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ESA and Vatican work to preserve heritage data

04 May 2018

Following an agreement signed in 2016, ESA and the Vatican Apostolic Library have presented the preliminary results on how they are using the same method to manage their respective long-term data preservation projects and how this can create new initiatives.

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EO Summer School 2018 application submission deadline extended

03 May 2018

We would like to notify users that the application submission deadline for this year's EO Summer School has been extended until 15 May 2018.


Please apply through the course website.

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RUS webinar - Oil spill mapping with Sentinel-1

26 April 2018

Register now for the RUS Oil spill mapping with Sentinel-1 webinar taking place on Tuesday 15 May 2018 from 14:30 to 16:00 CEST.

 

The webinar will illustrate:

  • how to access the RUS Service
  • how to download, process, analyse and visualise the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites
  • the methodology to map an area affected by oil spill pollution, using ESA SNAP Sentinel-1 Toolbox.

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Damascus. Syria

These image comparisons from the Landsat-5, -8 and Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites feature the capital of Syrian Arab Republic - Damascus, and shows that this city has undergone significant developmental change since 1987.

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Columbia Glacier

11 May 2018

In this image of 05 August 2017, the Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite takes over one of the most rapidly changing glaciers in the world - Columbia Glacier, located in Alaska.

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Forestry in Oregon, USA

08 May 2018

This week's Proba-V 100 m image of 24 September 2017, illustrates forestry activities in Oregon, USA.

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7th International EarthCARE Science Workshop and 1st ESA EarthCARE Validation Workshop

11 - 15 June 2018

The international science community is invited to participate in the EarthCARE Science and Validation Workshop, which is jointly organised by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the German EarthCARE Project Office at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and the European Space Agency (ESA), in cooperation with our partners, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT).

The workshop - which will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 11 to 15 June 2018 - will provide the forum for the discussion of the preparation of the EarthCARE mission exploitation and its product validation.

It combines the Seventh International EarthCARE Science Workshop and the First ESA EarthCARE Validation Workshop, following ESA's Announcement of Opportunity for submitting proposals for the calibration and validation of EarthCARE, to organise the activities of the Principal Investigators. The workshops will be arranged side-by-side in respective morning and evening sessions during the week.


Registration is open

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11th Coastal Altimetry Workshop

12 - 15 June 2018

The Coastal Altimetry Community invites you to the European Space Agency establishment in Frascati (Italy), ESRIN, for the 11th Edition of the Coastal Altimetry Workshop on 12-15 June 2018, which includes a Coastal Altimetry Training for Early Career Scientists.

 

The symposium will promote the scientific and operational exploitation of Proba-V data and is open to Proba-V users, scientists, students, representatives from national, European and international agencies, operational end-users and value adding industries.


Registration deadline: 15 May 2018

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EO4Alps - The Alps from space workshop

27 - 29 June 2018

The European Space Agency is organising the 'EO4Alps' The Alps from Space Workshop, which will take place from 27 to 29 June 2018 at the Villa Blanka Conference Center, in Innsbruck, Austria.

The focus of this workshop is to assess the opportunities for EO research and development as well as downstream activities that may be the basis for future ESA investments to address some of the key information needs relevant to the Alpine Region. These opportunities will be framed with respect to emerging Earth science, development of novel applications, testing innovative information services and implementing required upgrades to capabilities to manage and manipulate large data volumes.

The objectives of the workshop are:

  1. To assess the status and priority interests in the European Alpine Region for Earth Science, geo-information and operational monitoring
  2. Review the main activities, projects and initiatives taking place in the different Alpine application areas, where Earth observation from space can contribute
  3. Evaluate the potential of the increasing observation capacity by satellites to address needs for science, applications and information services in the European Alpine region
  4. Characterise and address data collection and analysis gaps and define high-level requirements for supporting ICT solutions to advance EO data infrastructure capabilities in the Alpine region

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1st International SORBETTO Summer School

02 - 06 July 2018

The European Space Agency (ESA) through its Earth Observation ground segment team responsible for the Sensor Performance and Product Algorithm (SPPA) is co-sponsoring, together with the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the National Research Council of Italy (ISAC-CNR) and the University Sapienza of Rome, the 1st international summer school-conference: "SORBETTO: SOlar Radiation Based Established Techniques for aTmospheric Observations".

The school will be held in Rome from 02 to 06 July 2018 and is open to researchers, young or not, PhD students and workers involved in this type of atmospheric observations.

Main topics in agenda will be:

  • Radiometry (theory, networks, calibration)
  • Photometry (theory, networks, calibration)
  • Inter-comparison campaigns
  • Spectrometry (theory, networks, calibration)
  • Calibration and Validation of satellite missions
  • Laboratories

The school, open to a maximum number of 40 participants, will include theoretic lessons and laboratory activities held by international teachers from leading Universities and Research Centers in Europe and Asia. Attendance to the school-conference is free of charge.


For further information as well as to submit requests for participation, see the ISAC-CNR website


For any request, please contact: sorbetto2018@artov.isac.cnr.it

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42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly

14 - 22 July 2018

The 42nd Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) will be held in Pasadena, California, USA, from 14 to 22 July 2018.

See the list of scientific events (sessions) under the COSPAR Scientific Commission (Space Studies of the Earth's Surface, Meteorology and Climate).

Event A2.1 'Scientific Exploitation of Oceanographic Measurements From New Missions and Heritage Data Sets' is particularly noteworthy, as the aim of this session is to foster scientific applications of satellite measurements from past and current missions to study variability of the ocean and its relationships with changes in other elements of the Earth system, including atmosphere, cryosphere, and land.

We invite contributions to all aspects of satellite oceanography associated with the use of satellite observations and derived estimates of various oceanographic parameters, including sea surface temperature, height, and salinity, ocean surface wind and current, ocean colour, and sea ice. Potential topics include scientific analysis of these data and their assimilation into models. Synergistic use of satellite measurements of different oceanic parameters is particularly encouraged.

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EO Summer School 2018

30 July - 10 August 2018

European Space Agency (ESA) organises a series of summer schools on Monitoring of the Earth System to promote the exploitation of Earth Observation (EO) data across disciplines, with a specific focus on their assimilation into Earth System models.

 

The two-week course, held in ESA/ESRIN (near Rome, Italy) from 30 July to 10 August 2018, aims to provide students with an integrated end-to-end perspective going from measurement techniques to end-user applications. Courses include lectures covering issues related to Remote Sensing, Earth System Modelling and Data Assimilation as well as hands-on computing exercises on the processing of EO data. Keynote lectures on global change issues are also given to discuss the current state of the science of global change and its relationship to society in order to help students appreciate how their specific field fits into a broader scientific and political context. For more information, please see previous programme, news or video.

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8th Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing

10 - 14 September 2018

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing dedicated to training the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from EO missions (e.g. the Copernicus Sentinels) for science and applications development.

 

The course is part of ESA's EO Science for Society – Scientific Exploitation element of EOEP-5 (the fifth cycle of ESA's Earth Observation Envelope Programme).

 

Post graduate, PhD students, post-doctoral research scientists and users from European countries and Canada are invited to apply to the 5-day course which will be held at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom during 10–14 September 2018. Research scientists and students from all other countries are also welcome to apply, subject to availability of spaces.

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25 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry Symposium

24 - 29 September 2018

Following on from the 15 Years and 20 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry Symposia in 2006 and 2012, both deemed very successful landmarks by the participants and the readership of the Proceedings, we have now reached the 25-year anniversary of the first supply of ERS-1 and TOPEX/Poseidon data products to the Altimetry Community.

 

To mark the occasion, the European Space Agency (ESA) in collaboration with the French Space Agency (CNES) is organising an exceptional Symposium on "25 years of Progress in Radar Altimetry". The event will take place in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores Archipelago (Portugal) from 24 to 29 September 2018, and will be sponsored by other partner agencies and organisations supporting the development of altimetry.

 

Along with the symposium, related events will take place in the same week which includes the annual meeting of the Ocean Surface Topography Science Team (OSTST) and the International DORIS Service (IDS) Workshop.

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Mapping Urban Areas from Space 2018 - MUAS 2018

30 - 31 October 2018

In the frame of the EO Science for Society Programme Element, the European Space Agency is organising the second conference on Mapping Urban Areas from Space 2018 - MUAS 2018.

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 on-going research and application development activities by using data from past and current satellites.

The conference will be held at ESA - ESRIN (Frascati - Italy) from 30 to 31 October 2018.

The outcome of this conference will help to further shape the next generation of R&D activities in the frame of ESA's Earth Observation Programmes.

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ESA Earth Observation Φ-week

12 - 16 November 2018

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising a Φ-week event focusing on EO Open Science and FutureEO to review the latest developments in Open Science trends and kick-start innovative activities of the recently created Φ-department. This department and its associated Φ-lab is looking at FutureEO and aims to identify, support and scale bold EO ideas. This event will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN.

 

Registration closed early due to exceptional demand