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GOCE TEC and rate of TEC index data published

18 February 2019

Total electron content (TEC) and rate of TEC index data for the entire GOCE science mission (Nov. 2009 to Nov.2013) are now available on the GOCE Virtual Archive.

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Taking Aeolus to the next level

11 February 2019

Since ESA's Aeolus satellite was launched in August, engineers and scientists have been carefully checking the information that this pioneering mission is delivering on the world's winds – and now it's time for the next phase.

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New Planet Explorer catalogue for RapidEye

18 February 2019

We are happy to inform you that a new online catalogue for RapidEye L3A products has been opened by Planet. The Planet Explorer replaces the old EyeFind catalogue, providing the ability to search and browse recent and past geospatial data by setting the time and area of interest. Requests for data older than 2012 and new tasking are satisfied directly by the Planet order desk (not via the catalogue).

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Catching the world in a box

15 February 2019

The rapid evolution of Egypt's Nile Delta over the last four years, as viewed from ESA's Proba-V microsatellite. Think of it as a small token of our love for planet Earth: just a cubic metre in size, Proba-V maps land cover and vegetation growth across the entire world every two days.

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Aeolus Cal/Val and Science Workshop - Registration deadline

20 February 2019

The first in-orbit Aeolus Cal/Val and Science Workshop will be held at ESA-ESRIN (Frascati, Italy) from 26 to 29 March 2019. The workshop will focus on the mission status, first data quality and Cal/Val results, the planning of the NWP impact assessment, and on the scientific exploitation of Aeolus data including current and possible future products.

If you would like to attend the workshop, act soon, as pre-registration is mandatory and the deadline is 25 February 2019.

Students invited to ESA's Living Planet Symposium 2019 - deadline extended

20 February 2019

Students from elementary/secondary schools and high schools are welcome to attend two different events held at the MiCo Milan (Milano Congressi) from 13 to 17 May 2019 in the context of the Living Planet Symposium.

 

Teachers are invited to register with their classes before 7 April 2019.

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EOLi-SA now dismissed

15 February 2019

Please be aware that the "EOLi-SA Catalogue and Ordering Service" is now dismissed and replaced by the ESA Simple Online Catalogue which was released in early January 2019.

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Snow in Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

This Sentinel-2 comparison shows heavy snowfall in the Trentino-Alto Adige region of Italy in early February 2019. The images show the situation before and after the snowfall.

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Favignana, Levanzo and western Sicily

22 February 2019

Captured on 3 September 2018 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite, this image shows part of western Sicily in Italy and two of the main Aegadian Islands: Favignana and Levanzo.

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User Consultation for Infrastructures Planning and Monitoring Conference 2019

26 - 27 February 2019

The European Space Agency (ESA) will host a joint DLR/ESA user consultation for infrastructures planning and monitoring conference, involving representatives from the academic, institutional and private sector on 26 and 27 February 2019 at ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.

The consultation aims to define a roadmap for research and application projects utilizing space-based EO data for monitoring infrastructures (roads, bridges, railways, harbours, airports, power and industrial plants, pipelines, electricity networks, governmental buildings, hospitals within ESA's EO Science for Society Programme Element.

 

Depending on the received abstracts the Organising Committee, supported by the Steering Committee, will define a tentative agenda as follows:

  • Solicited keynote presentations outlining ongoing activities and related policies, users and research requirements
  • Round tables discussion to collect recommendations for possible EO research and application development activities
  • Poster sessions.

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Fluorescence (FLEX) 2019

5 - 8 March 2019

This International Network follows a series of events addressing remote sensing of vegetation fluorescence. With the Fluorescence Explorer (FLEX) –Sentinel-3 tandem mission in its implementation phase and fluorescence measurements becoming increasingly available from missions like OCO-2 and Sentinel-5 P, the network will focus on latest developments in fluorescence remote sensing.

 

This includes fluorescence retrievals and atmospheric correction, product validation using ground and airborne instrumentation, and applications covering modeling at different spatial scales and data assimilation.

 

In addition, we encourage contributions related to research and applications over coastal and inland waters. The International Network is open to all scientists and engineers interested in exploring the new observation capabilities and synergies provided by the FLEX and the Sentinel-3 mission. The total number of participants is limited.

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3rd Sentinel-2 Validation Team Meeting

12 - 14 March 2019

The objective of the Sentinel-2 Validation Team Meeting (S2VT) is to provide a forum for interaction among different researchers from both industrial and academic laboratories and institutions in order to foster the development of efficient and effective Calibration and Validation methods.

 

The meeting will be held at ENSEEIHT in Toulouse, France from 12 to 14 March 2019. The S2VT aims at collecting independent validation evidence and experimental data to support the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. The recommendations will be used to contribute to the quality assessment of the mission core products while exploiting Copernicus Sentinel-2 data and to give support to the Cal/Val activities.

 

The meeting will be structured around a set of plenary presentations given by expert practitioners working with Copernicus Sentinel-2 and other similar missions to inform on the lessons learned and priorities based on experience, a poster session of potential cal/val community activities including validation campaigns and methods.

 

Registration deadline: 1 March 2019

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Seventh International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment

18 - 21 March 2019

The Organising Committee of the 'Seventh International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment' invite you to join us in Cyprus from 18 to 21 March 2019 to network with leading experts in the field of Remote Sensing and Geo-information. The conference will take place at the Aliathon Holiday Village in Paphos, Cyprus.

 

The Technical Program is open to all topics in Remote Sensing and Geo-information of Environment and related techniques and applications.

 

The RSCy2019 will include ESA, NASA and Copernicus workshops. Additional workshops will be announced.

 

Registration deadline: 17 March 2019

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EGU General Assembly 2019

7 - 12 April 2019

The European Geoscience Union (EGU) General Assembly 2019 will as usual take place in Vienna, Austria, from 07 to 12 April 2019, bringing together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences.

 

The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. For more information, please check the General Assembly section of the website.

 

Registration is open

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Living Planet Symposium 2019

13 - 17 May 2019

ESA is pleased to invite you to participate in the 2019 Living Planet Symposium. The event, held every three years, will take place on 13–17 May 2019 at the MiCo Milano Congressi in Milan, Italy. The Symposium is organised with the support of the Italian Space Agency.


Attracting thousands of scientists and data users, ESA's Living Planet Symposia are amongst the biggest Earth observation conferences in the world.

 

The Living Planet Symposium 2019 promises to be bigger and wider ranging than ever before. The event will not only see scientists present their latest findings on Earth's environment and climate derived from satellite data, but will also focus on Earth observation's role in building a sustainable future and a resilient society.

 

Participants will also be able to explore how emerging technologies are revolutionising the use of Earth observation, creating new opportunities for public and private sector interactions, and how business and the economy can benefit from this new epoch.

 

Final programme: Available at the symposium

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20th GHRSST Science Team Meeting

3 - 7 June 2019

This year marks the 20th meeting of the GHRSST International Science Team (G-XX). This is a great opportunity to have a forward looking meeting focusing on innovation and challenges to develop the future perspective for GHRSST - most notably with respect to a mix of microwave and thermal infrared satellite capability.

 

The purpose of the meeting is to:

  • Bring together scientific and operational SST users and producers to review progress and achievements of SST science and applications within the GHRSST framework;
  • Look forward towards future innovation and challenges for GHRSST and the SST community over the next 20 years
  • Open the meeting to everybody but is especially relevant to SST experts and the international community actively involved in SST science and applications
  • Use plenary discussions and keynote talks to tackle specific issues as well as poster sessions and panel discussions to promote discussion.

 

G-XX will be followed immediately by the 8th CEOS SST-VC meeting. The meeting takes place at the very end of the GHRSST International Science Team meeting so that SST-VC members can collate all of the scientific and technical progress from the week and develop a coherent strategy for the year ahead, linking GHRSST and CEOS to advance the needs of SST users around the world.

 

Registration deadline: 24 May 2019