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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Earth Watching Activities
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.
Image of the Week
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.
Earth Observation Events
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.
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
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
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
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
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