The ENVISAT Altimetry production was degraded between 21 May 2011 at 00:58 (starting from orbit #48220) and 23 May 2011 at 15:11 UTC (up to orbit #48257) due to the unavailability of the DORIS and the MWR (Microwave Radiometer) instruments throughout this period.
A major international effort to shut down radio signals that have, at times, been blinding the instrument on ESA's SMOS water satellite is producing a marked improvement in the quality of the mission's data
Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available.
Special acquisition plans
Earth Watching activities
New images have been published for the following event:
Image of the Week
This image shows the huge plume of sulphur dioxide that spewed from Chile's Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex, which lies in the Andes about 600 km south of Santiago.
Earth Observation Events
19 September 2011 - 23 September 2011
The European Space Agency is organising Fringe 2011, its 8th International Workshop on "Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry", which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, between 19 - 23 September 2011. The series of workshops started in 1992 and are currently organised by ESA every two years.
Registration opened: 15 July 2011
26 September 2011 - 27 September 2011
ESA is organising the NEST InSAR 2 day course devoted to the Next ESA SAR Toolbox (NEST) and its InSAR capability.
The Course will be hosted in Frascati, Italy on 26-27 September 2011, just after the Fringe 2011 workshop.
Application deadline: 08 July 2011
26 September 2011 - 1 October 2011
The VI WLMLA is a bi-annual meeting, where the Latin American's lidar researchers and students join together to share knowledge with researchers worldwide.
It will be hosted by the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory of the Institute of Physical Research at University of San Andrés (LFA-UMSA), la Paz, Bolivia.
27 September 2011 - 29 September 2011
The French space agency (CNES) and the European Space Agency are jointly organising a workshop, in France, to provide scientists and data users with the opportunity to present results from their research activities exploiting data from the SMOS mission.
Registration deadline: 30 July 2011
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.