23 August 2012
Glaciers are one of the largest reservoirs of freshwater on our planet, and their melting or growing is one of the best indicators of climate change. However, knowledge of glacier change has been hampered by lack of data, especially for understanding regional behaviour.
Image of the Week
This PROBA-1 image, acquired by the CHRIS instrument on 16 June 2012, shows Portimao, in Portugal. A coastal town on the southern coast of Portugal, Portimao is a popular tourist destination, located in the famed Algarve Region.
Earth Observation Events
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.
17 - 18 September 2012
In September 2012 the University of Ghent, the University of Rome and the University of Rennes1 with the support of ESA are organizing a training Course on Remote Sensing applications for archaeology addressed to archaeologists and people working in cultural heritage applications from Universities, Scientific Communities, Institutions and Organizations interested in this topic.
The course will provide an introduction to radar Remote Sensing techniques as well as some examples of end user applications of polarimetry within the archaeological field.
The course will take place at the University of Ghent (Belgium) on 17-18 September 2012.
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.
08 - 09 November 2012
The European Space Agency is hosting the 1st International 'Ka-Band Earth Observation Radar Missions' Workshop from 8 to 9 November 2012 at ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands.
The objectives of the workshop are to review the-state-of-the-art in current and future Ka-Band mission concepts including science objectives and mission design.
The Workshop is open to all interested in the applications and implementation of Ka-Band, Earth Observation missions within the industry, research organisations, Agencies and potential users of the unique capabilities of such missions.
Paper submission deadline: 05 October 2012
21 - 25 January 2013
The 2nd Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry will be held in ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.
The course will provide a substantial and balanced introduction to the basics and advanced concepts of theory, scattering concepts, systems and applications typical of radar polarimetric remote sensing, as well as hands-on computing exercises on PolSAR and Pol-InSAR data processing for remote sensing applications
28 January - 01 February 2013
The 6th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry, POLinSAR 2013, will be hosted in ESRIN, Frascati, Italy. The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for scientific exchange to present results and progress in the fields of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry. The Symposium is open to ESA Principal Investigators, scientists, students, future SAR missions users, representatives from space agencies and value adding industries.
Submission of full paper deadline: 15 February 2013
12 - 14 March 2013
The Third CryoSat user workshop will be held in Dresden, Germany, from 12 to 14 March 2013.
This workshop is intended to provide a forum to present and discuss all topics related to the exploitation of the CryoSat mission and to identify novel scientific challenges.
The workshop is open to all scientists with an interest in the CryoSat mission and its data products.
Registration deadline: 22 January 2013
09 - 13 September 2013
The 2013 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium follows the previous successful symposia held in Bergen (2010), Montreux (2007) and Salzburg (2004). The event will be held in Edinburgh, United Kingdom from 09 to 13 September 2013 and is organised with the support of the UK Space Agency.
The aim of the Symposium is to present the results of ESA EO missions exploitation by providing a forum for investigators to report and discuss results of on-going science activities.