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ESA-ESRIN Christmas / New Year holidays

22 December 2010

The EO Help and Order Desk will be closed during the following periods / days:

  • 24 - 26 December 2010
  • 31 December - 02 January 2011
  • 06 January 2011

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ENVISAT catalogue and data ordering

22 December 2010

Ordering of future Envisat acquisitions via EOLI-SA has now been extended up to 25 April 2011 (see news from 14 December 2010).

MIPAS Level 2 re-processing of OR mission completed at D-PAC

20 December 2010

The MIPAS level 2 re-processing of the Optimized Resolution (OR) mission (10 January 2005 - 14 June 2010) has been completed at D-PAC with the ESA operational processor IPF 5.05.

ESA unveils latest map of world's land cover

22 December 2010

ESA's 2009 global land cover map has been released and is now available to the public online from the 'GlobCover' website. GlobCover 2009 proves the sharpest possible global land cover map can be created within a year.

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Electrical Stability Test for SMOS

22 December 2010

A repetition of the Electrical Stability Test for SMOS, as done during the Commissioning Phase in April, has been planned for the last week of 2010.

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Planning activities


Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available.
Special acquisition plans

Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument mode
14-Jan-2010 46399 ASA_IM_IS6_VV
25-Jan-2010 46557 ASA_IM_IS6_VV
26-Jan-2010 46579 ASA_IM_IS6_VV
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Bratskoye Reservoir, Russia

The gecko-shaped body of water featured in this Envisat image was formed by the Bratsk Reservoir in southeastern Siberia, Russia.

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POLinSAR 2011

24 January 2011 - 28 January 2011

The European Space Agency is organising POLinSAR 2011, the 5th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry, which will be hosted in ESRIN, Frascati, Italy on 24-28 January 2011.

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Sentinel Scientific Products for Land, Ocean, and Cryosphere: Assessment & Consolidation Workshop

22 March 2011 - 24 March 2011

The workshop (hosted in ESRIN, Frascati, Italy) will facilitate a broad discussion on the scientific potential of Sentinel 1, 2, and 3 measurements and products which could significantly advance the scientific progress in Land Surface, Solid Earth, Ocean and Cryosphere system research.

Registration deadline: 11 March 2011

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4th International GOCE User Workshop

31 March 2011 - 1 April 2011

This workshop is intended to provide potential users of GOCE data products with the opportunity to obtain the latest information on satellite performance as well as details regarding ground segment operations, data products and user services.

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Fringe 2011 Workshop - Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry

19 September 2011 - 23 September 2011

The European Space Agency is organising Fringe 2011, its 8th International Workshop on "Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry", which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, between 19 - 23 September 2011. The series of workshops started in 1992 and are currently organised by ESA every two years.

Registration opened: 15 July 2011