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New release of EOLI-SA (v 7.0.6)

14 May 2010

A new release of EOLI-SA (v 7.0.6) will be available for download on the EOLI-SA web pages mid next week. From then on, users will be requested to perform the update in order to continue working with EOLI-SA. Further information on changes and new features will be available in the Release Notes for the new version.

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Envisat captures renewed volcanic activity

07 May 2010

New eruptions from Iceland's Eyjafjallajoekull volcano have produced a 1600 km-wide ash cloud over the Atlantic. The brownish plume, travelling east and then south, is clearly visible in stark contrast to white clouds framing this Envisat image from 6 May.

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Planning Activities


Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available here.
Planning over the Tajikistan flood

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
15-May-2010 42909 ASA_IM_IS3_HH
16-May-2010 42916 ASA_IM_IS5_HH
18-May-2010 42952 ASA_IM_IS5_HH
19-May-2010 42959 ASA_IM_IS3_HH

Additional planning over the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Satellite: ERS-2
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
21-May-2010 42987 ASA_WS_VV
22-May-2010 43008 ASA_WS_VV
24-May-2010 43030 ASA_WS_VV
25-May-2010 43044 ASA_WS_VV
25-May-2010 43051 ASA_WS_VV
28-May-2010 43087 ASA_WS_VV
28-May-2010 43094 ASA_WS_VV
31-May-2010 43130 ASA_WS_VV
31-May-2010 43137 ASA_WS_VV

Earth Watching Activities

New Images have been published for the following events:

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Due to a planned decontamination, the following instrument unavailability period has been recorded:

  • MIPAS from 5-May-2010 07:35:00 to 12-May-2010 09:15:00 UTC

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Straits of Florida

This Envisat image shows the Straits of Florida, the area where the Loop Current flows eastward out of the Gulf of Mexico before joining the Gulf Stream and flowing along the eastern coastlines of the US and Newfoundland (not visible).

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ESA Living Planet Symposium 2010

28 June 2010 - 2 July 2010

The 2010 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium follows the previous successful ENVISAT Symposia in Montreux (2007), Salzburg (2004), Gothenburg (2000), Florence (1997), Hamburg (1993) and Cannes (1992). The Symposium will provide an opportunity to present results from missions in exploitation (ERS-2, ENVISAT, GOCE, SMOS, CRYOSAT, Third Party Missions) and to introduce future ESA missions (GMES Sentinels, Earth Explorers, meteorological missions) and national EO missions.

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New Earth Observation Education and Training website

A new website has been designed and launched for EO Education and Training. This website aims to provide a single portal that supplies information about a wide range of activities in the field of Earth Observation education, training and capacity building and enables access to resources produced in their framework. The scope of these activities ranges from high level training in state-of-the-art processing for the next generation of Principal Investigators to more general outreach activities and Earth Observation education for schools.