09 October 2015
ESA is pleased to announce the opening of a new "Announcement of Opportunity" for the scientific user community: TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X archive and tasking data in all sensor modes can be obtained through submission and approval of a project proposal via the TerraSAR-X information area.
14 October 2015
Since the start of operations, the CryoSat mission has been providing systematic data to the scientific community supported by validation and calibration activities to ensure high data quality. The 4th CryoSat Workshop, which will take place at the Living Planet Symposium 2016, is intended to provide a forum to present and discuss all topics related to the exploitation of the CryoSat mission and to identity novel scientific challenges.
Please note that the deadline for submitting abstracts is 16 October 2015.
13 October 2015
Official Swarm plasma products (EFIx_PL_1B) in Common Data Format are now available, for all spacecraft, in the "Current" folder of the ESA FTP server from 18 July 2015 onwards. More information on getting Swarm data is available on the Data Access page.
This is a brief reminder that the abstract submissions deadline for the 4th Swarm Science Meeting is approaching and will close on 16 October 2015.
Abstracts can be submitted via the Living Planet Symposium website.
15 October 2015
Before the latest satellite for Copernicus is packed up and shipped to the Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia for launch at the end of the year, the media and specialists were given the chance to see this next-generation mission centre-stage in the cleanroom.
08 October 2015
The European Space Agency (ESA) and the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) would like to remind users interested in attending the upcoming Proba-V Symposium that the abstract submission deadline has been extended until 23 October 2015.
User Services News
14 October 2015
How can Earth observation research explore the new challenges and opportunities created by the rapid advances in information and communications technologies?
16 October 2015
This is a kind reminder to all users interested in participating to the Living Planet Symposium (LPS) 2016 organised by the European Space Agency (ESA) that today is the deadline for submitting abstracts - 16 October 2015. The event will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 09 to 13 May 2016.
15 October 2015
The 2016 Big Data from Space conference will take place at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, from 15 to 17 March 2016 and aims to bring together researchers, engineers and users working in the area of Big Data from Space.
All interested users are reminded that the deadline for abstract submission is 30 October 2015
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13 October 2015
Earth Observation Events
20 - 23 October 2015
The European Space Agency is jointly organising, with GEWEX, a conference on the global water cycle. The conference will take place from 20 to 23 October 2015 at ESA-ESRIN, in Frascati, Italy.
The purpose of this topical conference is to review our knowledge on the water cycle science at different scales in space and time; to advocate for the development of robust satellite geo-information data products to characterise and model the water cycle from global to basin scales; and to foster the improvement of models and data assimilation systems to support local, regional and global water cycle predictions, climate change impacts and development of mitigation strategies in water resources management.
04 - 05 November 2015
The European Space Agency is organising, in the context of the Data User Element (DUE) of the Earth Observation Envelope Programme (EOEP), a conference on Mapping Urban Areas from Space (MUAS) 2015. The conference will be held at ESA-ESRIN, in Frascati, Italy, from 04 to 05 November 2015.
The purpose of this conference is to provide scientists and data users with the opportunity to present first-hand and up-to-date results from their ongoing research and application development activities by using data from past and current satellites.
09 - 11 December 2015
The Geological Remote Sensing conference will be held at ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy from 9 to 11 December 2015. The conference is jointly organised by ESA and the Geological Remote Sensing Group (GRSG).
The 26th Annual Conference which will focus on a wide range of remote sensing applications, tools, latest developments and sensors.
14 - 18 December 2015
The American Geophysical Union's 48th annual Fall Meeting will be held in San Francisco, California from 14 to 18 December 2015.
The AGU Fall Meeting is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences, attracting more than 24,000 Earth and space scientists, educators, students, and other leaders. For 46 years, energised and passionate Earth and space scientists from around the world gather at the AGU Fall Meeting to connect with colleagues, broaden their knowledge base, and embrace the joy of science.
26 - 28 January 2016
The European Space Agency (ESA) in cooperation with the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) is organising an event dedicated to the scientific and operational exploitation of Proba-V mission. The event, entitled "Proba-V Symposium", will be hosted in Ghent (Belgium), in the Mariott Hotel, from 26 to 28 January 2016. The Symposium is open to Proba-V users, scientists, students, representatives from national, European and international agencies, operational end-users and value adding industries.
The main objectives of the workshop are:
15 - 17 March 2016
This conference, jointly organised by ESA, SatCen, and JRC, in collaboration with the IAC, PCTT and the Council of Tenerife, aims to bring together researchers, engineers, and users in the area of Big Data from Space.
The conference shall take place at the Auditorio de Tenerife, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, from 15 to 17 March 2016.
The focus is on the whole data lifecycle, ranging from data acquisition by space-borne and ground-based sensors to data management, analysis and exploitation, and on the Infrastructures and Services for Big Data. Contributions are invited to the Big Data from Space Conference on all the aspects related to data volume, velocity, variety, veracity and value.
11 - 14 April 2016
The 14th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad 2016) will take place from 11 to 14 April 2016, on Aalto University Campus, Espoo, Finland.
MicroRad is a unique gathering where the microwave radiometry community has an opportunity to present new designs, research results, technological advances and unique innovations in the field of passive microwave remote sensing. The meeting will cover wide radiometry applications and fields such as soil moisture and state, ocean salinity, cryosphere, ocean dynamics, sounding, radiometer calibration, radio frequency interference issues, new technologies etc. The meeting is expected to attract scientists and engineers from all over the world.
09 - 13 May 2016
The 2016 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 09 to 13 May 2016. It is organised with the support of the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.
The event, which in 2013 attracted 1800 participants, will focus on the exploitation of satellite data in various thematic domains: Atmosphere, Oceanography, Cryosphere, Land, Hazards, Climate and Meteorology, Solid Earth/Geodesy, Near-Earth Environment, New Methodologies and Products, Open Science 2.0.
10 - 13 May 2016
The Earth Observation and Cryosphere Science 2016 conference will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from 10 to 13 May 2016. The event is jointly organised by the European Space Agency and the Climate and Cryosphere Project.
The purpose of this topical conference is to advance our knowledge on the potential offered by EO technology to answer some of the major open questions in cryosphere science; to review the latest developments on advanced EO-based geo-information data products addressing key cryosphere processes; and identify the major scientific requirements and challenges of the cryosphere scientific community for the coming years where EO may contribute.