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Swarm L1B and L2 operational processors updated

12 February 2020

On 11 February an improved version for both L1B and L2 (FAC, IBI, and TEC) Operational Processors was transferred into operation.

New EFI TII Cross-Track Flow dataset available for Swarm Alpha and Bravo

12 February 2020

An improved version of the TII cross-track dataset (TIICT version 0201) is now available.

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Pine Island Glacier spawns piglets

11 February 2020

As anticipated, Pine Island Glacier, known as PIG for short, in Antarctica has just spawned a huge iceberg. At over 300 sq km, about the size of Malta, this huge berg very quickly broke into many ‘piglet' pieces the largest of which is dubbed B-49.

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Iceberg shattered

The Pine Island Glacier recently spawned an iceberg over 300 sq km that very quickly shattered into pieces. This almost cloud-free image, captured on 11 February by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission, shows the freshly broken bergs in detail.

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ESA Announcement of Opportunity for Planet – PlanetScope and SkySat

28 January 2020

ESA offers an opportunity for scientists and researchers to access Planet data (Planetscope and SkySat) products for science and applications development within ESA's Third Party Mission programme.

RapidEye constellation retirement

24 January 2020

After 11 years in operation, surpassing their design lifetime of 7 years, the RapidEye constellation will be retired in March 2020.

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EO for Agriculture under Pressure – deadline approaching

13 February 2020

ESA and EC DG-RTD are jointly organising the EO for Agriculture under Pressure Workshop from 25 to 29 May, in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy.

A few days remain for users wishing to submit an abstract, the deadline is 21 February.

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Rion-Antirion Bridge, Greece

12 February 2020 - This comparison uses imagery acquired by Sentinel-2 and Landsat-7, with a time difference of 20 years to show the Rion Antirion bridge, Greece.

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4th Sentinel-2 Validation Team Meeting

3 - 5 March 2020

The 4th edition of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 Validation Team (S2VT) Meeting will take place at ESA-ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany, from 3 to 5 March.


The S2VT meeting is a forum for the Copernicus Sentinel-2 scientific and user community to present and share results of on-going activities related to validation of Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-2B products and to foster cooperation and synergies among Cal/Val teams.

 

The S2VT meeting focuses on providing independent validation evidence, experimental results to support the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. During the first two days of the meeting, participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of the ESA-ESOC facilities, including the Main Control Room.


Registration deadline: 21 February 2020

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8th Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment (RSCY2020)

16 - 18 March 2020

The Organizing Committee of the ‘Eighth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment' invite you to join us in Cyprus from 16 to 18 March, to network with leading experts in the field of Remote Sensing and Geo-information. The conference will take place at the Aliathon Holiday Village in Paphos, Cyprus.

 

The Technical Program is open to all topics in Remote Sensing and Geo-information of Environment and related techniques and applications. Workshops will include a variety of topics.



Early Registration deadline: 1 March 2020

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Aeolus Cal/Val Science Workshop

16 - 20 March 2020

The Aeolus Cal/Val and Science workshop is an ESA organized workshop and will be held in Darmstadt, Germany from 16-20 March 2020, and is kindly co-hosted by EUMETSAT and the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

 

The yearly Aeolus Cal/Val and Science workshops are the main forum for reporting on mission status and product evolution, for informing and coordinating mission Cal/Val activities, as well as reporting on results on NWP impact assessments and further scientific exploitation of the Aeolus data.

 

At the 2019 Aeolus CAL/VAL and Science workshop, first in-orbit results from the Aeolus CAL/VAL and science teams were presented. At the 2020 workshop, further and more consolidated results from these teams will be presented, as well as work done by new scientific teams who have joined the Aeolus CAL/VAL and science efforts in 2019.

 

Registration deadline: 1 March 2020

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Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS

18 - 20 March 2020

The European Space Agency is organising the symposium "Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS" from 18 to 20 March 2020, at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the SMOS mission.

The objective of this symposium is to take stock of the contributions of SMOS to science and research during the last 10 years and to have an outlook and set the priorities for the next 10 years with a particular focus on climate research.


Registration deadline: 9 March 2020

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MicroRad 2020

23 - 27 March 2020

The 16th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad 2020) will be held from 23 to 27 March 2020 at the Santa Apollonia Auditorium in Florence, Italy. The event is organised by the Centro di Telerilevamento a Microonde (CETEM) and the Istituto di Fisica Applicata (IFAC-CNR).

 

Participation in MicroRad2020 meeting is open to all individuals interested in or working in the fields of passive microwave remote sensing; the microwave radiometry community is invited to present new research results and instrument designs in the field of remote sensing of land, ocean, cryosphere and atmosphere.

 

Thanks to an ESA sponsorship, travel support can be provided to a selection of 10 students, to encourage the participation of young scientists to the event. In order to be eligible for receiving the support, students must submit an abstract to the conference as first author. Further details on the MicroRad2020 website.

 

Early Registration deadline: 21 February 2020

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CryoSat 10th Anniversary Science Conference

20 - 23 April 2020

The CryoSat 10th Anniversary Conference will be held from 20 to 23 April 2020 in Taormina (Sicily), Italy.

Over the last 10 years, CryoSat has not only delivered a wealth of information about Earth's changing ice, rather it has demonstrated that it can be a valuable data source for oceanography, hydrology and geodesy, surpassing expectations with a range of results that go far beyond its original goals.

While the conference focuses on the latest scientific results from the mission, it is also a celebration of the remarkable contribution that CryoSat has made to our understanding of the cryosphere and its role in the Earth system and the climate, and in turn, the impacts on society.


Registration deadline: 15 March 2020

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EGU General Assembly 2020

3 - 8 May 2020

The European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly 2020 will take place in Vienna, Austria, from 3 to 8 May 2020, bringing 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: 31 March 2020

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EO for agriculture under pressure

25 - 29 May 2020

ESA and EC DG-RTD are jointly organising the EO for Agriculture under Pressure Workshop from 25 to 29 May 2020 in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.

The workshop aims at discussing the latest scientific results in terms of applying Earth Observation to agricultural monitoring and supporting a climate-resilient, climate-neutral and environment-friendly agriculture.

A further goal is to identify key scientific challenges to be addressed in order to advance towards such a sustainable agriculture providing food security for all.


Abstract submission deadline: 21 February 2020

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EO for Polar Science Workshop

17 - 19 June 2020

The EO for Polar Science Workshop will be held at the Tivoli Congress Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 17 to 19 June 2020.

 

Polar regions have experienced the most rapid rates of warming in recent years and its expected impacts will exceed those forecasted for many other regions in the planet resulting in local, regional and globally significant consequences affecting natural ecosystems and human activities. Improving our observation capacity and enhancing the basic understanding of the different drivers and processes governing those changes and translate that knowledge into actionable solutions for society is a major challenge for the future. Earth Observation from space and Earth system science will represent an essential element in this process.

 

This workshop aims at assessing the latest advancement in the use of EO technology for Polar science, exploring the main challenges and opportunities for the coming decade and consulting with the community to contribute to define a common scientific agenda for the future.

 

The meeting is open to EO scientists, polar researchers and students, modellers, Earth system and climate scientists, industry, operational agencies, policy makers, representatives of local communities and other stakeholders interested in sharing their knowledge and experience and contributing to drive the European polar scientific agenda.

 

Abstract Submission deadline: 17 March 2020

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FRINGE 2020

22 - 26 June 2020

FRINGE 2020 is the 11th International Workshop on "Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry and Sentinel-1 InSAR" and will take place on 22 to 26 June at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
 
The Fringe series of workshops started in 1992 and are currently organised by ESA every 2-3 years.
 
Fringe 2020 is a free workshop open to scientists, students and Copernicus Sentinel-1 data users, as well as representatives from national, European and international space agencies and value adding industries. 
 
Abstract Submission deadline: 10 March 2020
 
Registration opens 6 April 2020

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AARSE 2020 Conference

26 - 30 October 2020

The AARSE international conference is conducted biennially across Africa and in 2020 will be held in Kigali, Rwanda from 26 to 30 October.

 

AARSE is the premier forum in Africa for research on remote sensing technologies and geospatial information science, gathering leading scholars from the remote sensing and related communities.

 

This conference, under the theme 'Space and geospatial technologies for the Africa we want' will be a major event in the African and international community of Earth observation and geo-spatial information science in 2020; it will be organized by the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) and the Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur de Ruhengeri (Ines-Ruhengeri).

 

Abstract submission: 27 March 2020

 

Registration is open