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LPS16 and CryoSat User Workshop programme released

11 February 2016

The programme of the next ESA Living Planet Symposium (LPS16) and the CryoSat User Workshop has been released.

New RapidEye datasets for online access

12 February 2016

ESA is pleased to announce the availability of two new RapidEye datasets to the scientific community:

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Sentinel-3 family grows

10 February 2016

The signature of a €450 million contract to build two more satellites for the Sentinel-3 mission was celebrated by ESA and Thales Alenia Space of France at an event in Paris yesterday.

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Mission teams prepare for critical days

05 February 2016

Moments after Sentinel-3A separates from its rocket, a team of European mission control specialists will assume control, shepherding the new spacecraft through its critical first days in space.

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New version of the Sentinel App featuring S-3A available for free download

08 February 2016

A new version of the Sentinel App is available. It features S-3A. Tracking will show S-3A orbital positions shortly after launch!

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CryoSat - Geographical Mode Mask 3.7 released

08 February 2016

A new Geographical mask is in place since week 51 (14 December 2015). The mask is the basis of the CryoSat mission planning and defines the mode switching of the SIRAL instrument while the satellite revolves around the Earth.

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New SMOS Toolbox and SMOS NetCDF converter are now available for download

08 February 2016

ESA would like to inform SMOS data users that a new version of the SMOS Toolbox and SMOS NetCDF converter are available for download.

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Proba-V eyes Bolivia's vanishing lake

08 February 2016

Monitoring Earth's surface every day, ESA's Proba-V minisatellite has had a ringside seat as the second largest lake in Bolivia gradually dried up. Lake Poopó has now been declared fully evaporated.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

The city of Dubrovnik in Croatia, one of the Mediterranean's most popular tourist destinations, is featured in this Landsat comparison. Acquired by the Landsat 5 and 8 satellites 31 years apart the two images show changes to the urban landscape of the city since 1984.

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Antarctic ice safety band at risk

08 February 2016

Antarctica is surrounded by huge ice shelves. New research, using ice velocity data from satellites such as ESA's heritage Envisat, has revealed that there is a critical point where these shelves act as a safety band, holding back the ice that flows towards the sea. If lost, it could be the point of no return.

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Zhangye Danxia Landforms

12 February 2016


The Zhangye Danxia Landform pictured in this false-colour image, derived from a daily Proba-V synthesis of early October 2015, is one of over 700 amazing danxia landforms that are partly protected by UNESCO and the People's Republic of China.

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Madrid, Spain

12 February 2016

The diverse landscapes of the autonomous Community of Madrid in the heart of Spain are evident in this week's image from Sentinel-2, acquired on 16 November 2015.

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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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European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2016

17 - 22 April 2016

The General Assembly 2016 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) will be held at the ACV centre in Vienna, Austria, from 17 to 22 April 2016. The assembly is open to the scientists of all nations.

The EGU 2016 event will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

 

Early registration deadline: 17 March 2016

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2nd EARSeL SIG LU/LC and NASA LCLUC joint workshop

06 - 07 May 2016

The EARSeL Special Interest Group on Land Use and Land Cover (SIG LU/LC) and NASA Land-Cover/Land-Use Change (LCLUC) Program are organising their 2nd joint workshop "Advancing horizons for land cover services entering the big data era".

The event will take place in Prague, Czech Republic on 6 and 7 May 2016.

The workshop will be conceptually linked with and support the objectives of the ESA Living Planet Symposium 2016, which follows the workshop on 9 to 13 May 2016, as a brainstorming preparation.

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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

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4S Symposium

30 May - 03 June 2016

The 4S Symposium will be held in Valletta, Malta, from 30 May to 03 June 2016.

The special topic of 2016, Small Satellites Go Viral!, will be addressed in a dedicated session on the first day of the event. Contributions addressing this topic are highly welcome.

As in previous years, the programme will also cover technical sessions: Mission and System Analysis; Applications such as Earth Observation, Science, Telecommunication and Navigation; New Technologies at system, sub-system and component level. A special session will be dedicated to access to space of Small Satellites, as launchers, platform cross-compatibility.

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Colour and Light in the Ocean from Earth Observation (CLEO)

06 - 08 September 2016

The European Space Agency, in the context of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme element, and PML are organising a workshop, called Colour and Light in the Ocean from Earth Observation: Relevance and Applications; Products from Space and Perspectives from Models hosted at ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy from 6 to 8 September 2016.

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2nd International workshop on Air-Sea Gas Flux Climatology

06 - 09 September 2016

The 2nd International workshop on Air-Sea Gas Flux Climatology follows on from the first successful workshop that was held 2013. This is highly interdisciplinary workshop aimed at bringing the multiple communities studying air-sea exchange and gas fluxes together to discuss common, aims, goals and challenges. The workshop aims to bring together the in situ, remote sensing and modelling scientific communities and funding bodies.

 

For interest - the workshop report and programme from the first workshop is available here.

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ESA EO Open Science Conference

12 - 16 September 2016

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising the second Earth Observation Open Science community consultation at ESRIN (Frascati, Italy) from 12 to 14 September 2016 to explore the new challenges and opportunities for EO research created by the rapid advances in digital technologies.

These include open tools and software, data-intensive science, virtual research environment, citizen science, advanced visualization, and e-education of the new generation of Data scientists.