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AOD (Aerosol Optical Depth) Data in AATSR L2P Products

13 October 2009

As of 23 September 2009, the data source used for AOD (Aerosol Optical Depth) information has ceased production.

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O'Higgins (TF), Antarctica - acquisition campaign

15 October 2009

An ERS-2 acquisition campaign is foreseen for the following period: 31 October - 11 December 2009.

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Planning Activities


Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available here.
Planning over the Philippines - Pepeng Typhoon of 13 October 2009

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
20-Oct-2009 39944 ASA_AP_IS1_HH_HV
23-Oct-2009 39987 ASA_AP_IS2_HH_HV
28-Oct-2009 40051 ASA_AP_IS2_HH_HV
25-Oct-2009 40008 ASA_WS_HH


Earth Watching Activities


Images have been published for the following events:
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Due to an on-board anomaly the following instrument unavailability period has been recorded:

  • ASAR from 10-Oct-2009 02:53:26 to 12-Oct-2009 13:23:22 UTC

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Typhoon Melor

This Envisat image captures Typhoon Melor spinning in the Pacific Ocean northeast of the Philippines on 6 October before slamming into the main Japanese island of Honshu on Thursday. Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) optical instrument acquired this image working in Full Resolution mode to provide a spatial resolution of 300 m.

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ESA Living Planet Symposium 2010

28 June 2010 - 2 July 2010

The 2010 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium follows the previous successful ENVISAT Symposia in Montreux (2007), Salzburg (2004), Gothenburg (2000), Florence (1997), Hamburg (1993) and Cannes (1992). The Symposium will provide an opportunity to present results from missions in exploitation (ERS-2, ENVISAT, GOCE, SMOS, CRYOSAT, Third Party Missions) and to introduce future ESA missions (GMES Sentinels, Earth Explorers, meteorological missions) and national EO missions.

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New Service Available on the SSE portal: ESA Layers

13 October 2009

The "ESA Layers" service provides an example of a service which uses many of the new WMS features of the WebMapViewer, the SSE OGC Web Services Client.