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GOMOS: Near Real-Time and off-line processing wavelength assignment problem resolved

21 February 2012

The GOMOS operational processing chain with processor version 6.01 has resumed with nominal data quality.

Envisat RA-2 & MWR Reprocessed Data Set Extended

17 February 2012

Cycles 6 to 9 from the Envisat Commissioning Phase have been reprocessed by F-PAC and are now included in the Envisat Altimetry Level 2 data set V2.1.

Data between 14 May 2002 (orbit 1069 - cycle 6) and 19 September 2010 (orbit 44643 - cycle 92) are currently available.

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LTDP Online survey: deadline 29 February 2012

23 February 2012

The 7th FP SCIDIP-ES project is conducting an online survey on Earth Science data preservation to understand the state of the art of the architectures and technologies used by the Earth Science community for data preservation, access and management.

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Earth Watching activities

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Due to an on-board anomaly the following instrument unavailability period has been recorded:

  • SCIAMACHY from 22 Feb 2012 08:08:07 to 23-Feb-2012 09:25:00 UTC

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Earth from Space: Cradle of humankind

This Envisat image of the Horn of Africa shows parts of Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and, to the northeast across the Red Sea, a portion of Yemen's west coast.

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MIPAS 10th Anniversary

29 Febrauary 2012

The European Space Agency (ESA), Istituto di Fisica Applicata del CNR (IFAC-CNR) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are organizing a workshop to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the MIPAS experiment on the Envisat satellite.

The workshop will be held at the “Area di Ricerca CNR di Firenze” via Madonna del Piano, 10 – 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze), room “Giuliano Toraldo di Francia” Building F, on Wednesday 29 February 2012 starting at 14:30, with presentations by key people involved in the development and exploitation of MIPAS followed by an open discussion.

The workshop will end at 18:30.

The event is open to the public and the English language will be used.

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Sentinel-3 Calibration Validation Planning Meeting

20 - 22 March 2012

ESA and EUMETSAT are jointly organising a Workshop on Sentinel-3 Calibration and Validation planning which will be held in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy. 
This meeting will present an overview and status of Sentinel-3 calibration and validation activities, review the Draft Sentinel-3 Calibration/Validation Plan (CVP), seek lessons learned feedback and inputs from previous R&D and operational missions. The calibration and validation community will provide Sentinel-3 teams with prioritized recommendations to ensure an effective and successful mission cal/val outcome.
Particular emphasis will be given to operational cal/val issues and associated activities.

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ESA Radar Remote Sensing Course 2012

16 - 20 April 2012

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organising a series of technical and/or scientific trainings that are aimed at the promotion and dissemination of Earth Observation (EO) technology in a variety of science and industrial fields.

In 2012 ESA in cooperation with the University of Tartu and the Tartu Observatory is organising a Radar Remote Sensing training course between 16-20 April 2012. It is addressed to participants from universities, scientific communities, institutions and organisations that are making use of geoinformation.

The course will introduce participants to radar remote sensing technology as well as provide examples of end user applications of this technique in the environmental field.

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SeaSAR 2012 Workshop

18 - 22 June 2012

The European Space Agency and the Norwegian Space Centre are jointly organising the fourth SAR oceanography workshop, SEASAR 2012, entitled "Advances in SAR Oceanography", which is to be hosted in Tromso, Norway, from 18 to 22 June 2012.

The workshop is open to scientists and students in the field of SAR oceanography including ESA Principle Investigators and co-investigators, to users of data from future SAR missions like Sentinel-1 and Radarsat Constellation Mission (RCM) and to representatives from national, European and international space agencies and value adding industry.


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GlobTemperature - User Consultation Meeting

27 - 28 June 2012

The aim of this first GlobTemperature User Consultation Meeting which will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland, is to survey users' requirements for satellite land surface temperature information.  

The other objective of this meeting is to explore the feasibility of meeting them with available data and techniques, and set a list of priority requirements to be addressed by a potential future GlobTemperature project.

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ESA EO Summer School 2012 on earth system monitoring and modelling

30 July - 10 August 2012

The European Space Agency (ESA) organizes a series of summer schools on Monitoring of the Earth System to promote the exploitation of Earth Observation EO data across disciplines, with a specific focus on their assimilation into Earth System models.

The two-week course, held in ESA/ESRIN (near Rome, Italy) during August (typically every two years) aims to provide students with an integrated end-to-end perspective going from measurement techniques to end-user applications.

The school is open to young researchers (Ph.D. students, young post-doctoral scientists) who are specialised in a variety of Earth Science disciplines and wish to expand and improve their knowledge and skills.


Deadline for applications: 29 February 2012

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20 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry

24 - 29 September 2012

To mark the 20 year anniversary of the launch of ERS-1 and TOPEX/POSEIDON, ESA, in collaboration with the French Space Agency, CNES, organised a Symposium in Venice, Italy. This event was sponsored by other partner agencies and organisations supporting the development of altimetry.

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3rd MERIS/(A)ATSR & OLCI/SLSTR Preparatory Workshop

15 - 19 October 2012

The European Space Agency, together with Eumetsat, is organising the 3rd MERIS/(A)ATSR and OCLI-SLSTR (Sentinel-3) Preparatory Workshop, which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, from 15 to 19 October 2012.

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EOLI-SA: Extended Envisat visibility

23 February 2012

The Envisat future visibility in EOLI-SA has now been extended until 16 September 2012 (Cycle 118 included).