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New ESA EO Catalogue released

20 December 2019

ESA is pleased to announce the release of the EO CAT (EO Catalogue) application, allowing users to search ESA and Third Party Mission Earth Observation products from available data collections, providing dedicated discovery functionalities, exploration of search results, and the ability to browse for and download metadata and images.

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Methane leak visible from space

17 December 2019

Data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite revealed that an explosion in a natural gas well in Ohio in February 2018 released more than 50 000 tons of methane into the atmosphere.

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CryoSat Ocean Baseline C reprocessing complete

16 December 2019

We are pleased to announce that the complete data set of the COP Ocean Baseline C reprocessing has been now published and is available on the CryoSat Science Server. The previous Baseline B dataset has been moved to a dedicated subdirectory and it shall remain available until a new baseline will be brought into operations.

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Proba-1 and its 18 years of successful operations

20 December 2019

Launched on 22 October 2001 and originally designed as a two-year mission, Proba-1 continues to provide valuable hyperspectral data to the scientific community, alongside priceless insight of long-lived missions—all while having travelled 4,329,416,712 kilometres to date.

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Iris for ESA & CSA call for proposals now open

20 December 2019

ESA and CSA are pleased to announce the "Iris for ESA & CSA" Call for the scientific exploitation of GHGSAT-C1 ("Iris") Level-2 data. 

ESA-ESRIN Christmas and New Year holiday dates

20 December 2019

During the Christmas holidays, the ESA EO Help Desk services will be closed on the following days:

  • 24 to 26 and 31 December
  • 1 and 6 January.

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Shedding light in the dark: radar satellites lead the way

16 December 2019

Spare a thought this Christmas for researchers hunkered down on their Polarstern icebreaker, adrift in the frozen Arctic Ocean. Subjected to temperatures as low as -45°C and the perpetual darkness of the polar winter, they are willing participants in MOSAiC – the world's largest and longest polar research expedition. Despite the darkness, however, the researchers and crew remain aware of what is happening close by. How? With the help of radar imaging satellites.

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Tromsø, Norway

20 December 2019

With Christmas almost here, the red and white of this Copernicus Sentinel-2 image bring a festive feel to this week's image featuring Tromsø – the largest city in northern Norway.

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Porto Alegre, Brazil

This comparison of images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite shows the city of Porto Alegre in southern Brazil.

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12th Coastal Altimetry Workshop and Training Course

4 - 7 February 2020

The Coastal Altimetry Community i.e. the international community of scientists, engineers and managers working on developing applications of altimetry in the coastal zone, will convene for the 12th Edition of the Coastal Altimetry Workshop (CAW-12) at ESA-ESRIN in Frascati (Italy), from 04 to 07 February 2020.

A Coastal Altimetry Training for Early Career Scientists is scheduled on the first day of the workshop.

The Workshop aims at once again being a lively forum for a community-led review of the science and applications of coastal altimetry, from data processing through emerging applications to new technologies; it will feature studies using the latest missions (Sentinel-3A/B, CryoSat, HY-2, AltiKa and Jason-3) and the anticipation of synergies with the SWOT mission.

Dedicated sessions will cover Sea Level, Dynamic Topography, Currents, Winds and Waves, Sea State, Extreme Events, etc., exploiting altimetry and other data for both real-time monitoring and long-term change studies.


Registration deadline for both the course and the workshop: 8 January 2020

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Aeolus Cal/Val Science Workshop

2 - 6 November 2020

The Aeolus Cal/Val and Science workshop has been rescheduled to take place on the 2-6 November 2020, at EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, (Germany).

 

The yearly Aeolus Cal/Val and Science workshops are the main forum for reporting on mission status and product evolution, for informing and coordinating mission Cal/Val activities, as well as reporting on results on NWP impact assessments and further scientific exploitation of the Aeolus data.

 

At the 2019 Aeolus CAL/VAL and Science workshop, first in-orbit results from the Aeolus CAL/VAL and science teams were presented. At the 2020 workshop, further and more consolidated results from these teams will be presented, as well as work done by new scientific teams who have joined the Aeolus CAL/VAL and science efforts in 2019.

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Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS

9 - 11 March 2021

The European Space Agency is organising the symposium "Earth Explorers for Climate - The contribution from SMOS"has been rescheduled to take place on 9 to 11 March 2021 at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the SMOS mission.

 

The objective of this symposium is to take stock of the contributions of SMOS to science and research during the last 10 years and to have an outlook and set the priorities for the next 10 years with a particular focus on climate research.

 

Current submissions will be kept and the submission tool will reopen closer to the meeting so it is possible to make changes to submissions, or add a new submission with your latest research.

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MicroRad 2020

16 - 20 November 2020

The 16th Specialist Meeting on Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing of the Environment (MicroRad 2020) will be held from 16 to 20 November at the Santa Apollonia Auditorium in Florence, Italy. The event is organised by the Centro di Telerilevamento a Microonde (CETEM) and the Istituto di Fisica Applicata (IFAC-CNR).

 

Participation in MicroRad2020 meeting is open to all individuals interested in or working in the fields of passive microwave remote sensing; the microwave radiometry community is invited to present new research results and instrument designs in the field of remote sensing of land, ocean, cryosphere and atmosphere.

 

Thanks to an ESA sponsorship, travel support can be provided to a selection of 10 students, to encourage the participation of young scientists to the event. In order to be eligible for receiving the support, students must submit an abstract to the conference as first author. Further details on the MicroRad2020 website.

 

Meeting postponed and will now take place on 16 to 20 November: Read the communication by the organisers

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CryoSat 10th Anniversary Science Conference

5 - 8 October 2020

The CryoSat 10th Anniversary Conference will take place from 5 to 8 October 2020 in Taormina (Sicily), Italy.

The conference was due to take place in March, but has been postponed due to the COVID-19 situation.

Over the last 10 years, CryoSat has not only delivered a wealth of information about Earth's changing ice, rather it has demonstrated that it can be a valuable data source for oceanography, hydrology and geodesy, surpassing expectations with a range of results that go far beyond its original goals.

While the conference focuses on the latest scientific results from the mission, it is also a celebration of the remarkable contribution that CryoSat has made to our understanding of the cryosphere and its role in the Earth system and the climate, and in turn, the impacts on society.

 

Due to the rescheduling of the conference, Registration will reopen on 1 June 2020

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EGU General Assembly 2020

This event is now cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak in Europe, the EGU General Assembly 2020 in Vienna has  been cancelled, to be replaced by the ‘EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online' (#shareEGU20) initiative, a week-long series of online activities during the first week of May to support the EGU community by fostering scientific communication.

Further information can be found on the EGU 2020 website.

The next edition of the EGU General Assembly in Vienna has already been scheduled to take place from 25 to 30 April 2021.

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Fringe 2020

This event is now cancelled

Due to COVID-19 outbreak and the guidance from the relevant authorities, ESA and the Organising Committee of FRINGE 2020 has decided to cancel the workshop. The planning of FRINGE 2021 will commence only after the Covid-crisis is over but you will be informed in due time of the new dates. 

 

Abstract submission being kept open.

 

Please see guidance on the event website.

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AARSE 2020 Conference

26 - 30 October 2020

The AARSE international conference is conducted biennially across Africa and in 2020 will be held in Kigali, Rwanda from 26 to 30 October.

 

AARSE is the premier forum in Africa for research on remote sensing technologies and geospatial information science, gathering leading scholars from the remote sensing and related communities.

 

This conference, under the theme 'Space and geospatial technologies for the Africa we want' will be a major event in the African and international community of Earth observation and geo-spatial information science in 2020; it will be organized by the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) and the Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur de Ruhengeri (Ines-Ruhengeri).

 

Deadline for full paper: 31July 2020