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20 years of ERS Missions Scientific Workshop ESA/ESRIN

In conjunction with the ERS 20 years celebratory event, a half day scientific workshop has been organised to celebrate 20 years of outstanding achievements, the scientific legacy and the people behind the ERS mission's history.

Attend the ERS workshop without leaving your chair via live web stream on 27 September as from 13:00.

Arctic ice nears record low

A new record low could soon be set for ice in the Arctic. The past five years have seen the lowest extent of sea ice since satellite measurements began in the 1970s.

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GOMOS off-line processing resumption, on-line access to Residual Extinction product, new FTP ...

16 September 2011

The operational processing of GOMOS off-line Level 1b and Level 2 products version 6.01 has resumed following the activation of a new processing chain at FinCo-PAC processing centre.

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Homogeneous reprocessed ERS-1 and ERS-2 Orbit dataset (July 1991 - June 2003)

16 September 2011

The ERS-1 and ERS-2 orbit files have been fully reprocessed over the period from July 1991 to June 2003, with up-to-date standards and are now available to users.

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Special Acquisition Plan

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Date Orbit Instrument Mode
23-Sep-2011 50019 ASA_WS_VV
24-Sep-2011 50041 ASA_WS_VV
27-Sep-2011 50084 ASA_WS_VV
01-Oct-2011 50134 ASA_WS_VV
04-Oct-2011 50177 ASA_WS_VV
05-Oct-2011 50199 ASA_WS_VV
08-Oct-2011 50242 ASA_WS_VV
12-Oct-2011 50292 ASA_WS_VV
16-Oct-2011 50357 ASA_WS_VV
23-Oct-2011 50450 ASA_WS_VV

Earth Watching activities

New images have been published for the following event:
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Floating city

The islands that make up the Italian city of Venice and the surrounding Venetian Lagoon are pictured in this image from the Ikonos-2 satellite.

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GlobWave User Meeting, National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI), Cork

5 October 2011 - 6 October 2011

This User Meeting is the second one of the project and will be hosted at the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) in Cork on the 05-06 October 2011. The event is planned to span the whole day of 05 to 06 October.

The meeting will allow participants to explain how the GlobWave data is being used in a series of lectures and posters, as well as the project team outlining the latest developments.

Meeting registration deadline: 04 October 2011

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Earth Observation for Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions Science

29 November 2011 - 2 December 2011

This joint ESA-SOLAS-EGU conference aims at bringing together the EO and SOLAS communities, as well as scientific institutions and space agencies involved in the observation, characterisation and forecasting of ocean-atmosphere interactions and their impacts.

Paper submission deadline and Symposium: 29 November - 02 December 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