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The EO Help and Order Desk will be closed during the following periods / days:
  • 24-26 December 2008
  • 28 December 2008
  • 31 December 2008 - 01 January 2009
  • 06 January 2009
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Envisat contribution to GMES

19 December 2008

Thanks to its demonstrated capabilities, the Envisat ASAR instrument is now starting its contribution to the different GMES projects.
The ESA EO User Services are working to minimize the impact of GMES requests on other users.

SCIAMACHY: Instrument Decontamination activities from 19/12/2008 - 08/01/2009

18 December 2008

A SCIAMACHY instrument decontamination is planned to take place during the coming weeks.

GlobCover V.2.2 Land Cover product now available

11 December 2008

The L2P product contains dual-view Sea Surface Temperature (SST) values, equivalent to the valid SST dual-view field in the Gridded Surface Temperature (ATS_NR__2P) products. Additional datasets are provided containing the dual-nadir difference, and other auxiliary information. Currently only Near Real Time (NRT) data is available, while generation of consolidated data from the archive is foreseen but not yet operational.

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Access to reprocessed ERS ATSR-1 and ATSR-2 datasets for Category-1 users

19 December 2008

The complete ERS ATSR-1 and ATSR-2 mission reprocessed to be aligned with the ENVISAT AATSR products (IPF v 6.1) is now available via FTP.

Beijing (BE), China - HR data unavailability

19 December 2008

Due to technical problems at the Beijing station, no ERS-2 High Rate (HR) data has been recorded since 7 December 2008. Operation will be resumed as soon as required hardware replacement has been performed. ERS-2 Low Rate (LR) data is being acquired nominally.

ERS-2 orbit control manoeuvre (OCM)

11 December 2008

An ERS-2 orbit control manoeuvre (OCM) is scheduled for 19 December 2008. Precise instrument unavailability will be communicated under the ERS area when available.

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

Envisat ASAR - Special Acquisition Plan
Planning over the Colombia flood of 11 December 2008.
Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
15-Dec-2008 13612 ASA_WS_HH
18-Dec-2008 13791 ASA_WS_HH
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North Magnetic Pole

This Envisat radar image features the northeastern tip of Ellesmere Island (left) in the Canadian Arctic and northwestern Greenland (right) – the world’s largest island.

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Cryosat-2 Announcement of Opportunity

The European Space Agency (ESA) announces an opportunity for the exploitation of the Cryosat-2 Mission products. The opportunity aims at promoting the use of Cryosat-2 data in combination with ESA Earth Observation (EO) and Third Party Mission (TPM) data.

The deadline for submission of proposal is 20 February 2009.