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GOCE presentations given at European Geosciences Union now available

15 June 2010

The 2010 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union, held in Vienna during 2-7 May 2010, included a session (G7) fullly dedicated to current and future Earth gravity field missions.

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Successful switch of MIPAS processor Version 5.05 in off-line processing

23 June 2010

The new MIPAS/ENVISAT operational processor (IPF) Version 5.05 was successfully activated in D-PAC processing site on 21 June 2010 for the off-line consolidated data processing.

SCIAMACHY data access of re-processed IPF 7.03 level 1b data set and data access re-configuration...

22 June 2010

The SCIAMACHY full mission reprocessing for level 1b data with the operational processor version 7.03 with processing flag "U" has been completed. The data set from 02 August 2002 to 22 January 2010 is made available progressively on the operational D-PAC ftp server and is expected to be completed in the next week.

SCIAMACHY SO2 validation data set available at D-PAC

22 June 2010

The SO2 validation orbits for the SCIAMACHY validation dataset corresponding to the operational Level 2 processor version 5.01 are now available to the validation teams - see also news of 14 April 2010.

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GOME-1: announcement of GDP processor switch

22 June 2010

A new version of the ERS-2 GOME Data Processor (GDP), Release 4.03, for Level 1 production has been made available and was transferred to operation on 22 June 2010.

Hyderabad (SE), India – ERS-2 station unavailability

18 June 2010

As from June 2010 until further notice, ESA will no longer schedule ERS-2 SAR data for acquisition by the Hyderabad station in India.

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Planning Activities


Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available here.
Special Acquisition Plan

Planning over the China Flood

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
23-Jun-2010 43458 ASA_WS_VV
24-Jun-2009 43480 ASA_WS_VV
26-Jun-2009 43501 ASA_WS_HH
27-Jun-2009 43523 ASA_WS_VV
28-Jun-2009 43537 ASA_WS_VV
Planning over the Indonesia Earthquake

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
26-Jun-2010 43507 ASA_IM_IS6_VV
06-Jul-2010 43643 ASA_IM_IS6_VV
06-Jul-2010 43650 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
12-Jul-2010 43729 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
Planning over the Myanmar Flood and Landslide

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
21-Jun-2010 43438 ASA_IM_IS7_VV
Planning over the France Flood

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
18-Jun-2010 43391 ASA_IM_IS3_HH



Earth Watching Activities

New images have been published for the following event:

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Cape Town, South Africa

This Envisat radar image captures the Western Cape Province in South Africa, host of the 2010 World Cup. Cape Town, a World Cup host city and the capital of the province, is seen in white and pink on the northern end of Cape Peninsula, which juts into the Atlantic Ocean. Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope are located on the peninsulas southern end.

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ESA Living Planet Symposium 2010

28 June 2010 - 2 July 2010

The 2010 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium follows the previous successful ENVISAT Symposia in Montreux (2007), Salzburg (2004), Gothenburg (2000), Florence (1997), Hamburg (1993) and Cannes (1992). The Symposium will provide an opportunity to present results from missions in exploitation (ERS-2, ENVISAT, GOCE, SMOS, CRYOSAT, Third Party Missions) and to introduce future ESA missions (GMES Sentinels, Earth Explorers, meteorological missions) and national EO missions.

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Fourth Coastal Altimetry Workshop

14 October 2010 - 15 October 2010

The international community of scientists working on development and applications of altimetry in the coastal zone is meeting again in Porto this coming October for the 4th Workshop of this successful Coastal Altimetry series, hosted by the Faculty of Science, University of Porto.

Registration deadline: 15 September 2010