29 September 2010
An important Envisat orbit change will be performed starting on 22 October - More information on how Envisat operations are planned until December 2010 is available.
An updated version (1.0) of the Technical Note on the "Impact of Envisat mission extension on SAR data" with more details related to SAR Interferometry is now available online.
11 October 2010
From 11 October SMOS level 2 - soil moisture and ocean salinity - data are accessible for the entire SMOS community through the ESA Earth Observation user services tools.
Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available.
Special acquisition plans
Planning over the Cotonou Benin Flood
Image of the Week
This Envisat radar image shows internal waves in the Strait of Gibraltar, between the southern coast of Spain (top) and the northern coast of Morocco. The strait is the only connection between the Atlantic Ocean (left) and the Mediterranean Sea (right), making it a place of intense study in order to understand the exchange of water between the two.
Earth Observation Events
17 January 2011 - 21 January 2011
ESA is organising the 1st Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry, a devoted course on SAR Polarimetry, Polarimetric Interferometry and its applications. The course will be hosted in ESRIN, Frascati, Italy on 17-21 January 2011.
PhD students from European countries and Canada, interested in Radar polarimetry, are invited to attend. Subject to availability, Principal Investigators and students from all other countries are also welcome to apply.
1 February 2011 - 3 February 2011
The second international CryoSat Workshop will take place on 1-3 February 2011 at ESA/ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy. Further information including workshop objectives, deadlines, registration and abstract submission can be found on the workshop website.
Earth Observation Resources