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Gearing up for a new era in Earth observation

21 January 2014

Aiming for launch at the end of March, the first satellite built specifically for Europe's ambitious Copernicus environmental monitoring programme is now in the last stages of testing before being shipped to French Guiana for liftoff.

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CryoSat detects hidden Antarctic pattern

21 January 2014

Near the centre of Antarctica, measurements from CryoSat show an unusual pattern in the ice sheet's elevation. Scientists have now found the reason for this pattern - and the discovery is leading to even more accurate measurements from ESA's ice mission.

CryoSat reprocessed dataset for September 2010 now available

23 January 2014

CryoSat data acquired in September 2010 has been reprocessed and is available on the CryoSat dissemination server ftp://science-pds.cryosat.esa.int.

The missing months to complete the Baseline B reprocessing campaign will be uploaded soon.

CryoSat Wiki and Forum new environment

06 December 2013

After its opening to the user community on 17 June 2013, this is a gentle reminder and invitation to use and explore the new CryoSat User e-Collaboration Environment (CUeCE).

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Release of GOCE Level-1b data from 01 to 21 October 2013

20 January 2014

GOCE's last nominal batch of Level-1b gradiometer and orbital products, from the last EGG instrument calibration of 01 October to the end of Nominal Mission on 21 October 2013, is now available online through the GOCE Virtual Online Archive.

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Landsat on-demand processing

24 January 2014

ESA is currently aiming at providing users with an immediate access to the Landsat higher level products as an easier and quicker alternative to the regular on-demand ordering.

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El Nino's impact on continental evaporation

22 January 2014

As global temperatures gradually increase, more water is expected to evaporate into the atmosphere. But using satellite data, scientists have discovered that El Niño-induced droughts have caused global declines in evapotranspiration despite rising temperatures.

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New website launched for NEST (Next ESA SAR Toolbox)

23 January 2014

A new website has been designed and launched for NEST (Next ESA SAR Toolbox), with the aims of making the website more consistent with the ESA web portal look & feel and making NEST both more usable and more accessible for users.

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Snow-clad Kraków

The snow-covered southern Polish city of Kraków is pictured in this image from the Kompsat-2 satellite.

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5th International Workshop on Remote Sensing of Vegetation Flourescence

22 - 24 April 2014

The 5th Workshop on Remote Sensing of Vegetation Fluorescence will be held in Paris, France from 22 to 24 April 2014, and will address the current status of research and understanding of vegetation fluorescence, within the framework of the upcoming selection by ESA of the Earth Explorer 8 mission to go forward in the next mission phase.

This workshop will be an opportunity among various scientific communities to discuss and communicate about new advances in the FLEX mission preparatory activities, as well as generic topics related to vegetation fluorescence and its applications.

Among the focus topics to be addressed: instrument development; methods for fluorescence retrieval; techniques for signal analysis; ground and airborne measurement campaigns; fluorescence models at leaf, canopy and TOA levels; model inversions; relationships between fluorescence, physiology, canopy structure and CO2 assimilation; and fluorescence applications in environment monitoring.

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European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2014

27 April - 02 May 2014

The EGU General Assembly 2014 will be held at the ACV centre in Vienna, Austria, from 27 April to 02 May 2014. The event will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. Especially for young scientists, it is the aim of the EGU to provide a forum where they can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geosciences. See in particular the session dedicated to SMOS.

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10th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from Space

05 - 07 May 2014

The 10th International Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Measurements from space (IWGGMS-10) will take place at ESA-ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, from 05 to 07 May 2014.

The goal of this workshop is to assess the latest science and technologies of greenhouse gas (GHG) measurements from space. The workshop will address new scientific findings obtained from current and past satellite missions (ENVISAT SCIAMACHY, Aqua AIRS, MeteoSat IASI, GOSAT TANSO-FTS, and Aura TES), as well as the concepts of future satellite missions that are near launch or in preparation (OCO-2, Sentinel-5 precursor, TanSat, OCO-3, MERLIN, GOSAT-2, MicroCarb, Sentinel-5, CarbonSat, ASCENDS, etc.).

 

Registration deadline: 18 April 2014

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Sentinel-2 for Science Workshop

20 - 22 May 2014

The European Space Agency, in the context of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) element, is organising an event dedicated to prepare for scientific exploitation of the Sentinel-2 mission, entitled "Sentinel-2 for Science Workshop", which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, from 20 to 22 May 2014.

The workshop is open to ESA Principal Investigators, co-investigators, Sentinel-2 users, scientists, students, representatives from national, European and international space agencies and value adding industries.

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Earth Observation Summer School - Earth System Monitoring and Modelling

04 - 14 August 2014

The European Space Agency (ESA) organises 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 next two-week course will be held at ESA/ESRIN (Frascati, Italy) from 04 to 14 August 2014. It aims to provide students with an integrated end-to-end perspective going from measurement techniques to end-user applications.

 

Application submission deadline: 01 April 2014

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5th ESA Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing 2014

08 - 12 September 2014

As part of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) organises each year an advanced Land Training Course devoted to train the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data from ESA and operational EO Missions for science and applications development.