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Revised ESA Earth Observation Data Policy

ESA has defined a new Earth Observation Data Policy which was approved by the ESA Earth Observation Programme Board in May 2010. The new data policy applies to the ESA missions, i.e. to ERS-1, ERS-2, Envisat, GOCE, SMOS, CryoSat and future Earth Explorer missions. It is derived from the Principles of Sentinel Data Policy. 

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First GOCE Level 2 products available for download

09 July 2010

The first GOCE Level 2 data products, based on approximately 2 months of Level 1b data, and presented at ESA's Living Planet symposium in Bergen, Norway last week, are now available to all users. The Level 1b and Level 2 products can be accessed through the regular Earth Observation user interface, EOLi-SA.

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Planned AATSR instrument outgassing

12 July 2010

A scheduled AATSR outgassing was initiated on Tuesday 29 June 2010 at 08:49:09, and was completed on Friday 2 July 2010 20:31:30.

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Planning Activities


Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available here.
Special Acquisition Plan

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
06-Aug-2010 44089 ASA_WS_VV
08-Aug-2010 44118 ASA_WS_VV
09-Aug-2010 44132 ASA_WS_VV
09-Aug-2010 44139 ASA_WS_VV
12-Aug-2010 44175 ASA_WS_VV
12-Aug-2010 44182 ASA_WS_VV
13-Aug-2010 44189 ASA_WS_VV

Satellite: ERS-2
Date Orbit Track Frames
23-July-2010 79768 255 3015-3159
23-July-2010 79761 248 495-603
24-July-2010 79782 269 2997-3249
25-July-2010 79796 283 2997-3213
26-July-2010 79804 291 351-441
27-July-2010 79818 305 495-603
27-July-2010 79825 312 2961-3141
28-July-2010 79832 319 459-495
28-July-2010 79839 326 2997-3195



Earth Watching Activities

New images has been published for the following event:

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South Africa

This Envisat image features the vibrant colours and varied terrain that will serve as the backdrop for the 2010 World Cup final on Sunday, as the Netherlands and Spain play for the title in the city of Johannesburg.

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SMOS Validation and Retrieval Team 2010 Workshop

29 November 2010 - 30 November 2010

The first SMOS Validation and Retrieval Team workshop took place on 29-30 November 2010. The purpose of the workshop was to assess the status of the calibration and validation activities for the SMOS mission.

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