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CryoSat rolls in orbit for calibration

11 September 2012

On September 11th and 12th, CryoSat will be rolling left and right in orbit to help to continue its precise measurements of the vast ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica.This special operation follows the ones carried out last autumn and during commissioning.

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ERS-2/GOME: GOME Level 2 version GDP 5 full mission re-processed data set available

14 September 2012

The ERS-2 GOME level 2 full mission data set from June 1995 – July 2011 has been reprocessed with the latest GOME Data Processor (GDP), Release 5.0, and is now available to the user community at the D-PAF ftp server - ftp-ops.dp.eo.esa.int. 

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Santorini sees growth spurt

10 September 2012

In the south Aegean Sea, the islands of Santorini have been showing signs of unrest for the first time in over half a century. Satellite data confirm that the islands have risen as much as 14 cm since January 2011.

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Earth Watching activities

20 years of ERS/Envisat

 

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Chernozem cropland

An area with extensive agricultural use in western Russia is pictured in this image from Japan’s ALOS satellite, with roads and rivers cutting through the cropland.

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Radar Remote Sensing applications for the study and observation of archaeological sites

17 - 18 September 2012

In September 2012 the University of Ghent, the University of Rome and the University of Rennes1 with the support of ESA are organizing a training Course on Remote Sensing applications for archaeology addressed to archaeologists and people working in cultural heritage applications from Universities, Scientific Communities, Institutions and Organizations interested in this topic.

The course will provide an introduction to radar Remote Sensing techniques as well as some examples of end user applications of polarimetry within the archaeological field.

The course will take place at the University of Ghent (Belgium) on 17-18 September 2012.

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Workshop on Models for scientific exploitation of EO Data

11 - 12 October 2012

The Workshop 'Models for scientific exploitation of EO Data' brings together data and mission owners, research institutions and scientists, to outline the new trends and models able to close the gap between missions, data and the Earth System challenges the scientists want to address. The Workshop will be held on 11-12 October 2012 at ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.

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First International GOCE Solid Earth Workshop

16 - 17 October 2012

The First International GOCE Solid Earth Workshop will take place at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, Enschede (The Netherlands) on 16-17 October 2012 and is fully sponsored by ESA.

The goal of this 2-day workshop is to provide training on the usage of GOCE data as well as to present the latest scientific results.

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ESA-EUSC-JRC 2012 - Image Information Mining Conference

24 - 26 October 2012

The Eighth Conference on Image Information Mining will be held at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Oberpfaffenhofen, Munich, Germany in October 2012. The event is sponsored by European Image Information Mining Coordination Group (IIMCG) and the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS). This year's conference focuses on Knowledge Discovery from Earth Observation Data. 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.

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1st Workshop on Ka-Band Earth Observation Radar missions KEO '12

08 - 09 November 2012

The European Space Agency is hosting the 1st International 'Ka-Band Earth Observation Radar Missions'  Workshop from 8 to 9 November 2012 at ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands.

The objectives of the workshop are to review the-state-of-the-art in current and future Ka-Band mission concepts including science objectives and mission design.

The Workshop is open to all interested in the applications and implementation of Ka-Band, Earth Observation missions within the industry, research organisations, Agencies and potential users of the unique capabilities of such missions.

 

Paper submission deadline: 05 October 2012

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2nd Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry 2013

21 - 25 January 2013

The 2nd Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry will be held in ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.

The course will provide a substantial and balanced introduction to the basics and advanced concepts of theory, scattering concepts, systems and applications typical of radar polarimetric remote sensing, as well as hands-on computing exercises on PolSAR and Pol-InSAR data processing for remote sensing applications

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POLinSAR 2013

28 January - 01 February 2013

The 6th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry, POLinSAR 2013, will be hosted in ESRIN, Frascati, Italy. The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for scientific exchange to present results and progress in the fields of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry. The Symposium is open to ESA Principal Investigators, scientists, students, future SAR missions users, representatives from space agencies and value adding industries.

 

Submission of full paper deadline: 15 February 2013

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CryoSat Third User Workshop

12 - 14 March 2013

The Third CryoSat user workshop will be held in Dresden, Germany, from 12 to 14 March 2013.

This workshop is intended to provide a forum to present and discuss all topics related to the exploitation of the CryoSat mission and to identify novel scientific challenges.

The workshop is open to all scientists with an interest in the CryoSat mission and its data products.

 

Registration deadline: 22 January 2013

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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.