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Over 30 years of global soil moisture observations for climate applications

19 June 2012

Water held in soil plays an important role in the climate system. The dataset released by ESA is the first remote-sensing soil moisture data record spanning the period 1978 to 2010 - a predecessor of the data now being provided by ESA's SMOS mission.

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The Changing Earth Science Network: Call for Proposals are now open

19 June 2012

The 3rd open call of research proposals for the STSE, The Changing Earth Science Network, was opened 19 June 2012, with a closing date of 24 Aug 2012.

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ESA showcases new Earth Explorer excellence

15 June 2012

Three new satellite concepts are vying to be chosen as ESA's seventh Earth Explorer mission. In preparation for selection next year, a series of reports has been published presenting the scientific and technical ambition of each mission.

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Satellites and piracy on the high seas

15 June 2012

Piracy may be a topic of schoolboy adventure stories, but it’s still a dangerous and costly problem for merchant shipping and tourism in some parts of the world. In the pirate-ridden waters of the Indian Ocean, satellites show that environmental conditions have limited recent pirate activity.

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Earth Watching activities

20 years of ERS/Envisat

See SAR/ASAR images over Three Gorges Dam, China

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Paraná River

The Paraná River cuts through this image of southern Brazil from the Envisat satellite.

In the area pictured, the river marks the borders of the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso do Sul to the north and west, Sao Paulo to the east and Paraná to the south.

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GlobTemperature - User Consultation Meeting

27 - 28 June 2012

The aim of this first GlobTemperature User Consultation Meeting which will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, is to survey users' requirements for satellite land surface temperature information.  

The other objective of this meeting is to explore the feasibility of meeting them with available data and techniques, and set a list of priority requirements to be addressed by a potential future GlobTemperature project.

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Workshop on Satellite data for storm surge modelling and forecasting

10 - 11 September 2012

Storm surges are one of the most deadly natural hazards, affecting both rich and poor countries. Satellite Earth Observation (EO) data has an important role to play in storm surge modelling and forecasting, yet it is not currently being used to its full potential. The ESA eSurge project aims to increase the uptake of EO data, both by providing easy access to relevant data and by demonstrating its usefulness.

As part of the project, a workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark, is being organised to discuss the current state of modelling and forecasting, and how this might be improved.

 

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OGEO - Oil and Gas Earth Observation Group Workshop

14 September 2012

The third Oil and Gas Earth Observation Group Workshop (OGEO) will be held in Perth, Australia, on 14 September 2012

The event is aimed at O&G industry professionals in Perth, focusing on Earth Observation systems, novel and advanced methods with EO data, improving business practises and adding value to existing approaches. 

The workshop is open to members within the Oil and Gas industry, service providers and researchers involved in Earth Observation and related geo-information technologies.

  • Registration deadline: 31 July 2012
  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 August 2012

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6th Coastal Altimetry Workshop

20 - 21 September 2012

The 6th Coastal Altimetry Workshop is open to the international community of scientists working on development and applications of altimetry in the coastal zone. The Workshop will be in Northern Italy, Riva del Garda.

The Workshop aims to provide a lively forum, where science and applications of coastal altimetry and data processing technologies will be reviewed.

 

Registration deadline: 03 August 2012

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20 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry

24 - 29 September 2012

To mark the 20 year anniversary of the launch of ERS-1 and TOPEX/POSEIDON, ESA, in collaboration with the French Space Agency, CNES, organised a Symposium in Venice, Italy. This event was sponsored by other partner agencies and organisations supporting the development of altimetry.

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First International GOCE Solid Earth Workshop

16 - 17 October 2012

The First International GOCE Solid Earth Workshop will take place at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, Enschede (The Netherlands) on 16-17 October 2012 and is fully sponsored by ESA.

The goal of this 2-day workshop is to provide training on the usage of GOCE data as well as to present the latest scientific results.