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New release of GOCE Level-1 products, from May to July 2013

09 September 2013

A new release of the Level-1b gradiometer and orbital products, from 8 May to 31 July, is available online through the GOCE Virtual Online Archive.

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Gravity lowdown

10 September 2013

With a catalogue of triumphs that range from delivering novel information about winds at the edge of the atmosphere to mapping the structure of Earth's crust 200 km below our feet, ESA's GOCE satellite is in the limelight at this week's Living Planet Symposium.

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New dimensions on ice

11 September 2013

Offering new insights into our fragile polar regions, ESA's CryoSat mission has provided three consecutive years of Arctic sea-ice thickness measurements, which show that the ice continues to thin.

CryoSat reprocessed dataset for December 2011 now available

12 September 2013

CryoSat data acquired in December 2011 has now been reprocessed and is available on the CryoSat dissemination server ftp://science-pds.cryosat.esa.int.

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Water mission versatility

12 September 2013

While ESA's SMOS satellite continues to provide key information on soil moisture and ocean salinity for a better understanding of the water cycle, Living Planet Symposium participants in Edinburgh today heard how the mission is also set to improve weather forecasts.

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Apply for 'Sentinel-1 Student Transponders' project

05 September 2013

If you are a university student from Poland, Czech Republic or Romania and you would like to be on the space scene when the first Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite starts monitoring the Earth next year, apply for the new ESA 'Sentinel-1 Student Transponders' project.

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New Landsat data just a few clicks away

05 September 2013

Thousands of never-before-seen data products from the US Landsat satellites acquired over 30 years have been released for online access. In addition, the newest data over Europe from the latest satellite in the series, Landsat-8, are now accessible in near-real time through a new portal hosted by ESA.

About 150,000 new products from the Landsat-5 satellite are available for direct download, free of charge. The products from the satellite's Thematic Mapper instrument were acquired by the Kiruna ground station in northern Sweden between 1983 and 2011.

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ESA's biggest scientific gathering is under way

09 September 2013

The largest Living Planet Symposium ever held has begun. Scientists and users are gathering in Edinburgh, UK, this week to present their latest satellite findings on Earth's environment and climate based.

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Reflecting on Earth's albedo

06 September 2013

The amount of sunlight being absorbed or reflected by Earth is one of the driving forces for weather and climate. Satellites are providing this information with unprecedented accuracy.

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This series of multispectral images acquired by the Landsat 8 satellite over the Yosemite National Park in California, show the large fire that broke out in the park on 20 August 2013.


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Island Mountain

Uluru/Ayers Rock in the Australian outback is featured in this image from the Kompsat-2 satellite.

Under Australia's dual naming policy, the formation is officially called by both the traditional Aboriginal name and the English name.

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ESA Living Planet Symposium 2013

09 - 13 September 2013

The 2013 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium follows the previous successful symposia held in Bergen (2010), Montreux (2007) and Salzburg (2004). The event will be held in Edinburgh, United Kingdom from 09 to 13 September 2013 and is organised with the support of the UK Space Agency.

The aim of the Symposium is to present the results of ESA EO missions exploitation by providing a forum for investigators to report and discuss results of on-going science activities.

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1st International Earth Observation Convoy and Constellation Concepts Workshop

09 - 11 October 2013

1st International EO Convoy and Constellation Concepts Workshop will be held at ESA-ESTEC from 9 to 11 October 2013. The event is being co-organised with NASA. The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum to collect recommendations for future constellation studies and activities development roadmap.

The science accomplishments of existing international constellations will be presented including the A-Train (NASA, CNES, JAXA, etc.) and TanDEM-X (DLR). The latest results of the ESA EO Convoy studies (funded by STSE) will be presented.

 

Final papers submission and authors registration deadline: 01 October 2013

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Acivs 2013 Conference

28 - 31 October 2013

The Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems Conference (Acivs 2013) will be held in Poznan, Poland from 28 to 31 October 2013.

The conference will focus on techniques for building adaptive, intelligent, safe and secure imaging systems. Both classical research papers and application papers are welcome.

 

Early registration deadline: 13 September 2013

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Storm Surge Networking Forum 2013

18 - 20 November 2013

The ESA eSurge project invites you to the storm surge networking forum to be held at ISMAR, Venice from 18 to 20 November 2013. This will be an open forum to discuss the needs of the storm surge community and how satellite data can best be applied. The aim is to build links between data providers, modellers and end users. The event is open to anyone with an interest in applying satellite data to storm surge applications.

 

Extended abstract submission deadline: 21 October 2013

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7th International Workshop on Sand/Duststorms and Associated Dustfall

02 - 04 December 2013

The 7th International Workshop on Sand and Duststorms and Associated Dustfall will take place at ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, from 02 to 04 December 2013. The main objective of the workshop is to bring together scientists working on dust worldwide, exchange information on hot research topics, present and discuss recent understanding on the links and feedbacks between desert dust and radiation, clouds, water budget, human health, and biological systems and to identify current research priorities with a special focus on satellite remote sensing.

 

Registration deadline: 31 October 2013

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ESA-EUSC-JRC 2014 - Image Information Mining Conference

05 - 07 March 2014

The Ninth Conference on Image Information Mining will be held at the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) in Bucharest, Romania from 05 to 07 March 2014. The event is sponsored by the Image Information Mining Coordination Group (IIMCG) and the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS). The focus of this year's conference is: The Sentinels Era.

The main topics to be discussed during the conference are: image information mining, image semantic automatic annotation, multi modal and multi-sensor information extraction. The event is aimed at European space agencies and organisations, aerospace industry and research centres, value added companies and service providers.

 

Registration is open