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AATSR instrument outgassing

14 April 2009

An outgassing has been scheduled for the AATSR instrument from 21 April 2009 07:50:00 and is expected to be completed by 23 April 2009 08:40:00 UTC.

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Access here the plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week.
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Envisat ASAR interferogram

ESA makes freely available to the scientific community a dataset of SAR products (Envisat and ERS) corresponding to the earthquake of L'Aquila (Italy) which took place on 6 April 2009.

Envisat ASAR interferogram
(01 Feb 2009 / 12 April 2009)
Courtesy of IREA-CNR

The ESA package also includes data from Third Party missions, in particular Japanese ALOS data.

Part of the dataset (SAR Level 0 products) can be downloaded through the ESA virtual archive (i.e. fast download) or using the ESA EOLI-SA catalogue.

Read more on the L'Aquila earthquake on the ESA Web portal:

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Web Content Image

Scandinavian Peninsula

This image was acquired by Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) instrument on 5 April 2009, working in Full Resolution mode to provide a spatial resolution of 300 m.

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EOLI-SA. New release (v 6.1.6)

16 April 2009

A new release of EOLI-SA (v 6.1.6) is now available for download on the EOLI-SA Web pages. Users are therefore encouraged to upgrade their client as soon as possible. A mandatory upgrade will be implemented next Wednesday 22 April 2009, after which all users will be requested to perform the upgrade upon login to EOLI-SA. In order to avoid possible order submission problems, any urgent orders should be submitted prior to the upgrade.
The new release of EOLI-SA allows for the re-opening of ordering of future ALOS PALSAR and PRISM acquisitions which was disabled on 6 April 2009 due to a configuration error.

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Atmospheric Science Conference

07 - 11 September 2009

The aim of the conference organised by ESA is to provide scientists and data users with the opportunity to present first-hand and up-to-date results from their ongoing research activities on the atmospheric payload of the satellites ERS-2 and Envisat as well as ESA Third Party Missions on board the EOS-AURA, ACE, Odin and GOSAT satellites.
Deadline for abstract submission is 30 April 2009.

Third Coastal Altimetry Workshop

17 - 18 September 2009

The workshop is intended to review progress in retrieving altimeter data in the coastal zone and to strengthen the links between the coastal altimetry community and the wider range of users, including scientists and those responsible for data integration. Deadline for abstract submission is 15 July 2009.

OceanObs '09 Conference

21 - 29 September 2009

The symposium will celebrate a decade of progress in implementing the existing initial ocean observing system and make a major contribution to chart the way forward for the coming years. The deadline for submission of abstracts for Additional Contributions (posters) to the conference has been extended from 31 March to 30 April 2009.