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GOMOS processor Version 6.01: operational switch-on in NRT and off-line processing sites

17 June 2011

The new GOMOS/ENVISAT ESA operational processor Version 6.01 was successfully activated in the Near Real Time processing centres.

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New ice thickness map of the Arctic unveiled

22 June 2011

The first map of sea-ice thickness from ESA's CryoSat mission was revealed today at the Paris Air and Space Show. This new information is set to change our understanding of the complex relationship between ice and climate.

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Availability of SPOT-5 data under the ESA Category-1 scheme

20 June 2011

ESA Third Party Mission portfolio for Research and Application development was recently extended to include SPOT-5 HRG data.

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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
22-Jun-2011 48681 ASA_WS_HH
04-Jul-2011 48861 ASA_WS_HH
05-Jul-2011 48868 ASA_WS_VV
07-Jul-2011 48904 ASA_WS_HH
08-Jul-2011 48911 ASA_WS_HH

Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
27-Jun-2011 48758 ASA_IM_IS6_VV
07-Jul-2011 48908 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
08-Jul-2011 48916 ASA_IM_IS6_HH

Earth Watching activities

New images have been published for the following event:
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Alaska's Yukon Delta

This Envisat image features Alaska's Yukon Delta, where the Yukon River, North Americas fifth-longest river system, fans out into a labyrinth of distributaries before emptying into the Bering Sea.

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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

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NEST InSAR course 2011

26 September 2011 - 27 September 2011

ESA is organising the NEST InSAR 2 day course devoted to the Next ESA SAR Toolbox (NEST) and its InSAR capability.

The Course will be hosted in Frascati, Italy on 26-27 September 2011, just after the Fringe 2011 workshop.

Application deadline: 08 July 2011

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VI Workshop Lidar Measurements in Latin America

26 September 2011 - 1 October 2011

The VI WLMLA is a bi-annual meeting, where the Latin American's lidar researchers and students join together to share knowledge with researchers worldwide.

It will be hosted by the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory of the Institute of Physical Research at University of San Andrés (LFA-UMSA), la Paz, Bolivia.

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SMOS Science Workshop

27 September 2011 - 29 September 2011

The French space agency (CNES) and the European Space Agency are jointly organising a workshop, in France, to provide scientists and data users with the opportunity to present results from their research activities exploiting data from the SMOS mission.

Registration deadline: 30 July 2011

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GRSG AGM and OGEO Workshop 2011

7 December 2011 - 9 December 2011

'Advances in geological remote sensing' is this year's theme for the Geological Remote Sensing Group (GRSG) AGM. The event to be held in Frascati, Italy, also includes the second OGEO workshop aimed at bridging the oil and gas sector with the EO Service community. The GRSG will address applied and fundamental research that explores the application of remote sensing in mapping, monitoring and understanding the relationship between geology and the environment.

Paper submission deadline: 30 September 2011