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ESA-ESRIN Christmas / New Year holidays

19 December 2013

During the Christmas holidays the EO Help and Order Desk will be closed on the following days:

  • 24, 25 and 26 December 2013
  • 31 December 2013

Nominal service will resume on 02 January 2014.

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Envisat - MERIS FRS L1 data available on MERCI

20 December 2013

Following the release of the Envisat MERIS Level 1 Full Resolution Full Swath data (MER_FRS_1P) online via FTP, the products are now also retrievable via HTTP through the MERIS MERCI system (see related news of 20 November 2013).

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Arctic sea ice up from record low

16 December 2013

Measurements from ESA's CryoSat satellite show that the volume of Arctic sea ice has significantly increased this autumn.

CryoSat Matlab routines V1.5 now available

19 December 2013

The CryoSat Matlab routines have now been updated to V1.5 which corrects a minor bug in the L2 reading routine. These routines are now available for download in the Software Tools area.

CryoSat to roll in orbit again for calibration

20 December 2013

On 04-05 January 2014, CryoSat will be rolling again left and right in orbit to help to continue its precise measurements of the vast ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica.

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EOLI-SA - New version 9.3.1

19 December 2013

A new version of the EOLI-SA Catalogue and Ordering tool (v 9.3.1) has been released and is available for download on the EOLI-SA web page.

TanDEM-X Intermediate DEM Announcement of Opportunity from DLR

10 December 2013

The national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany (DLR) has just released a call dedicated to the scientific utilisation of the Digital Elevation Model (DEM) products of the TanDEM-X mission of the first global coverage (IDEM). IDEM data will be delivered free of charge to accepted proposals.

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Flinders Ranges, South Australia

This image from Japan's ALOS satellite shows part of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, about 500 km north of Adelaide.

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10th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space

05 - 07 May 2014

The 10th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from space (IWGGMS-10) will take place at ESA-ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, from 05 to 07 May 2014.

The goal of this workshop is to assess the latest science and technologies of greenhouse gas (GHG) measurements from space. The workshop will address new scientific findings obtained from current and past satellite missions (ENVISAT SCIAMACHY, Aqua AIRS, MeteoSat IASI, GOSAT TANSO-FTS, and Aura TES), as well as the concepts of future satellite missions that are near launch or in preparation (OCO-2, Sentinel-5 precursor, TanSat, OCO-3, MERLIN, GOSAT-2, MicroCarb, Sentinel-5, CarbonSat, ASCENDS, etc.).


Registration deadline: 18 April 2014

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Sentinel-2 for Science Workshop

20 - 22 May 2014

The European Space Agency, in the context of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) element, is organising an event dedicated to prepare for scientific exploitation of the Sentinel-2 mission, entitled "Sentinel-2 for Science Workshop", which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, from 20 to 22 May 2014.

The workshop is open to ESA Principal Investigators, co-investigators, Sentinel-2 users, scientists, students, representatives from national, European and international space agencies and value adding industries.

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5th ESA Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing 2014

08 - 12 September 2014

As part of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) organises each year an advanced Land Training Course devoted to train the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from ESA and operational EO Missions for science and applications development.