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SCIAMACHY and MIPAS wrong orbit number assignment, September 2008 - April 2009

13 August 2009

An anomaly in the orbit numbering in some off-line MIPAS and SCIAMACHY products provided on the D-PAC ftp server was observed.
The anomaly consists of a wrong assignment of the orbit number in the product's filename and MPH. In total 96 Level 1b and 42 Level 2 off-line products for SCIAMACHY and 46 MIPAS level 1b products in the period September 2008 - April 2009 are concerned.
Please note that the science content of the products is correct.

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Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available here.
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Central Spain

This image of vast plains and agricultural fields in central Spain was one of the first images acquired by Spain's recently launched Deimos-1 satellite. Deimos-1 was launched together with Britain's UK-DMC2 satellite from Kazakhstan on 29 July 2009. As the newest members of the Disaster Monitoring Constellation, both satellites will improve the constellation thanks to their ability to acquire larger areas (650 km) and provide sharper images (22 m) with increased depths of information.

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OceanObs '09 Conference

21 September 2009 - 25 September 2009

The OceanObs '09 symposium will celebrate a decade of progress and make a major contribution to chart the way forward for the coming decade. The aim is to strengthen and enhance the international framework under GCOS/GOOS/WCRP for sustained world ocean observing and information systems supporting the needs of society about ocean weather, climate, ecosystems, carbon and chemistry.
Deadline for registration is 1 September 2009.

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Space and the Arctic

20 October 2009 - 21 October 2009

The aim of the workshop - held under the auspices of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union - is to identify the needs and challenges of working and living in the rapidly changing Arctic and explore how space-based services might help to meet those needs.
Deadline for registration is 9 October 2009.

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NEST (Next ESA SAR Toolbox) release 4A - 1.6 available

The Next ESA SAR Toolbox (NEST) is a toolbox for reading, post-processing, analysing and visualising data of ESA SAR missions and Third Party missions starting from Level 1 data. Distributed as fully open source, NEST easily allows users the development of new readers and post-processors for SAR data by means of an Application Programming Interface (API).

The new version NEST 4A - 1.6 is now released.