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Pressure now on to launch ESA's Sentinel missions

07 June 2012

The loss of the Envisat satellite is affecting services by Europe's Global Monitoring for Environment and Security programme. Efforts are being coordinated with other space agencies to fill some of the gaps, but the situation adds further urgency to launch the Sentinel missions.

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New ground tracks available [June 2012 - June 2013]

11 June 2012

New ground tracks, covering the period from June 2012 to June 2013, are now available on line.

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Hawaii GEO Supersites - ASI contributes with COSMO-SkyMed data

13 June 2012

The Italian Space Agency (ASI) is supporting the GEO Hazard Supersite with an annual quota of approximately 100 COSMO-SkyMed X-Band SAR scenes. The data, in combination with other space and in-situ data sources, complying to the GEO data sharing and cross-cutting principles, will help to advance significantly the knowledge on the Kilauea and the Mauna Loa volcanoes, Hawaii.

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GMES Masters competition 2012

09 June 2012

Following its debut in 2011, the GMES Masters competition is open once again. As one of seven challenges in Europe’s innovation competition for Earth observation, the Agency is staging the ESA App Challenge with a prize worth €60 000.

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MODIS - Maspalomas IPF upgrade

11 June 2012

The Instrument Processing Facility (IPF) for acquisition and processing of MODIS data by the European Space Agency (ESA) has been upgraded.

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Earth Watching activities

20 years of ERS/Envisat

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Pine Island cracked

This image from the Envisat satellite shows the Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica.

Pine Island is the largest glacier in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and one of the fastest ice streams on the continent, flowing into Pine Island Bay in the Amundsen Sea.

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GlobTemperature - User Consultation Meeting

27 - 28 June 2012

The aim of this first GlobTemperature User Consultation Meeting which will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, is to survey users' requirements for satellite land surface temperature information.  

The other objective of this meeting is to explore the feasibility of meeting them with available data and techniques, and set a list of priority requirements to be addressed by a potential future GlobTemperature project.

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Workshop on Satellite data for storm surge modelling and forecasting

10 - 11 September 2012

Storm surges are one of the most deadly natural hazards, affecting both rich and poor countries. Satellite Earth Observation (EO) data has an important role to play in storm surge modelling and forecasting, yet it is not currently being used to its full potential. The ESA eSurge project aims to increase the uptake of EO data, both by providing easy access to relevant data and by demonstrating its usefulness.

As part of the project, a workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark, is being organised to discuss the current state of modelling and forecasting, and how this might be improved.

 

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OGEO - Oil and Gas Earth Observation Group Workshop

14 September 2012

The third Oil and Gas Earth Observation Group Workshop (OGEO) will be held in Perth, Australia, on 14 September 2012

The event is aimed at O&G industry professionals in Perth, focusing on Earth Observation systems, novel and advanced methods with EO data, improving business practises and adding value to existing approaches. 

The workshop is open to members within the Oil and Gas industry, service providers and researchers involved in Earth Observation and related geo-information technologies.

  • Registration deadline: 31 July 2012
  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 August 2012

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6th Coastal Altimetry Workshop

20 - 21 September 2012

The 6th Coastal Altimetry Workshop is open to the international community of scientists working on development and applications of altimetry in the coastal zone. The Workshop will be in Northern Italy, Riva del Garda.

The Workshop aims to provide a lively forum, where science and applications of coastal altimetry and data processing technologies will be reviewed.

 

Registration deadline: 03 August 2012

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20 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry

24 - 29 September 2012

To mark the 20 year anniversary of the launch of ERS-1 and TOPEX/POSEIDON, ESA, in collaboration with the French Space Agency, CNES, organised a Symposium in Venice, Italy. This event was sponsored by other partner agencies and organisations supporting the development of altimetry.

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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.