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Copernicus Sentinel-1: Making our seas safer

22 October 2014

Within the first days of its operational life, the Sentinel-1A satellite has provided data for marine services in the Arctic.

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Improved Swarm Data Access

20 October 2014

Following feedback from different user teams, the Swarm Mission Team has decided to improve the Swarm FTP dissemination server to better handle the fact that in the future the L1 and L2 Product Baselines may evolve separately per processor and per satellite depending on the improvements of the algorithms and the instruments' calibration.

Swarm GPSR updates

22 October 2014

Following recommendations by the Swarm Quality Working Group, modifications have been implemented to the GPSR instrument and its data.

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Wood Tikchik, Alaska - First snowfall in Wood Tikchik

21 October 2014

Wood Tikchik, located in the southwest of Alaska, is a state park covering an area of approximately 6500 km2. The park was created in 1978 as an area for wildlife breeding and protecting fish, the park is well known for its lakes (shown in the lower right part of the image) and water-based ecosystems.

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Europe secures new generation of weather satellites

16 October 2014

Contracts were signed on 16 October to build three pairs of MetOp Second Generation satellites, ensuring the continuity of essential information for global weather forecasting and climate monitoring for decades to come.

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid, the capital and largest city of Spain, is the focus of this Landsat 5 and 8 image comparison. The two images, acquired in 1984 and 2014, demonstrate urban change in the city over the last 30 years.

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Lake County, Oregon

This image from Sentinel-1A was acquired over the Lake County in the US state of Oregon on 17 July.

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2014 Conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS '14) - Research, Technology and Innovation (RT&I)

12 - 14 November 2014

The 2014 Conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS '14) took place from 12 to 14 November 2014 at ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.

This conference, jointly organised by ESA, SatCen, and JRC, aimed to bring together researchers, engineers, and users in the area of Big Data in the Space sector. The focus is on the whole data lifecycle, ranging from data acquisition by spaceborne and ground-based sensors to data management, analysis and exploitation in the domains of Earth Observation, Space Science, Space Engineering, Space Weather, etc. Special emphasis is placed on highlighting synergies and cross-fertilisation opportunities from domains like Climate Change, Solid Earth Science, Planetary Sciences, Life Science, Astrophysics, High Energy Physics, Social Sciences, etc.

The conference aims to contribute towards a common "Big Data from Space" scientific and programmatic framework; widen competences and expertise of universities, labs and industrial actors; foster networking of experts and users towards better access and sharing of data, tools and resources; leverage innovation, spin-in, spin off of technologies, and business development arising from research and industry progress.

Proceedings from the conference are available in a free EU publication.

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INSARAP - Technical Workshop on Sentinel-1 TOPS interferometry

10 - 12 December 2014

The European Space Agency, in the context of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) element INSARAP studies, is organising a technical workshop on Sentinel-1 TOPS interferometry. The workshop will be held at ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy from 10 to 12 December 2014.

The objectives of the workshop are to present Sentinel-1 interferometric results in TOPS mode, adapt InSAR and PSI processing techniques to TOPS SAR data, discuss the first InSAR and PSI results over selected pilot sites and assess the synergy between Sentinel-1 and previous C-band SAR missions. During the event, results obtained by the two InSARAP consortia will be presented.


Registration deadline: 01 December 2014

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POLinSAR 2015 and 1st BIOMASS Science Workshop

26 - 30 January 2015

The European Space Agency is jointly organising the 7th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry, POLinSAR 2015, and the 1st BIOMASS Science workshop. The workshops will be held in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy on the following dates:

  • POLinSAR 2015: 26 to 30 January 2015
  • 1st BIOMASS Science workshop: 27 to 30 January 2015

The objectives of the workshops are to provide a forum for exchange on the latest advances and research in SAR polarimetry and to gather a scientific community for ESA's future BIOMASS mission.

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ADM-Aeolus Science and Cal/Val Workshop

10 - 13 February 2015

The ADM-Aeolus Science and Cal/Val Workshop will take place at ESA-ESRIN in Frascati, Italy, from 10 to 13 February 2015.

The objective of the workshop is to bring scientists and Cal/Val Principle Investigators (PI) together at ESA to present and discuss the upcoming ADM-Aeolus mission and its products, science applications and Calibration and Validation aspects. Furthermore, the scientific community are invited to present their plans for the use of the Aeolus data and to start getting familiar with the expected products and product quality.

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23 - 27 March 2015

The European Space Agency, in the context of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) element, is organising the 9th International Workshop Fringe 2015 'Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry and Sentinel-1 InSAR'. The event will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN in Frascati, Italy from 23 to 27 March 2015.

The workshop is open to scientists, Sentinel-1 data users, students, representatives from national, European and international space agencies, and value adding industries.

The official language of the workshop is English. No participation fees will be charged. Participants are expected to finance their own travel and accommodation expenses.

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2nd SMOS Science Conference

25 - 29 May 2015

The 2nd SMOS Science Conference is jointly organised by ESA, CNES and SMOS-MODE and will take place at ESA-ESAC, near Madrid (Spain) from 25 to 29 May 2015.

The focus of this conference will deviate from previous events in that the emphasis will be on applications of SMOS data, including operational services, the development of novel data products, the synergistic use of SMOS data with other data sources and the potential of SMOS data for the generation of long-term data sets. The workshop will also cover common themes such as the quality of the Level 1 data products and calibration and validation activities.

The 2nd SMOS Science Conference will be preceded by a SMOS Training Course from 18 to 22 May 2015, organised by CESBIO and held as well at the ESA-ESAC premises near Madrid.

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ATMOS 2015 - Advances in Atmospheric Science and Applications

08 - 12 June 2015

The European Space Agency is organising, in the context of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) element, a conference on the topical theme of atmosphere. The conference will be held at the University of Crete (Greece - Heraklion) from 08 to 12 June 2015.

The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for scientists to present results from their ongoing research using data from past and current atmospheric instruments like ERS-2, Envisat, Metop and ESA Third Party Missions. Furthermore this conference is dedicated to prepare for the scientific exploitation of the Sentinel-5 Precursor mission.