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New GOCE direct gravity field solution

18 February 2011

A second generation GOCE-only gravity field solution based on the so-called direct numerical methodology and using data from 1 November 2009 until 30 June 2010 is now available.

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ERS-2 orbit change to 3 days repeat cycle – satellite transition period

22 February 2011

Following the news from 10 February 2011, the manoeuvres to bring ERS-2 to the three days repeat cycle started on 22 February 2011.

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Date Orbit Instrument mode
09-Mar-2011 47184 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
08-Apr-2011 47615 ASA_IM_IS2_VV

Call for Mission Advisory Group Members

ESA calls for Earth Explorer-8 Mission Advisory Group members

Following the selection of the CarbonSat and FLEX candidate Earth Explorers to enter Phase-A/B1, ESA is setting up a Mission Advisory Group for each mission/ Scientists from the Earth Science community are now invited to apply for membership.

Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2011 at 12:00 CET

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'The Boot', Italy

The diverse and picturesque contours of southern Italy, known for its boot-like shape, take centre stage in this Envisat image.

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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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Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing 2011

12 September 2011 - 16 September 2011

The European Space Agency is organising a series of advanced thematic training courses devoted to train the next generation of EO PIs to exploit data from ESA and Third Party EO Missions for science and applications development.

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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 Andr├ęs (LFA-UMSA), la Paz, Bolivia.

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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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BRAT version 3.0.1 released

The Basic Radar Altimetry Toolbox project (BRAT) aims to provide scientists with tools for ingesting, processing, viewing and analysing Satellite Radar Altimetry products.

Version 3.0.1 is now available online.