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Satellites keep an eye on Dutch dikes

23 October 2012

In the Netherlands, local authorities are looking to satellite observations as a promising option for dike monitoring and to protect against dike failures.

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CryoSat reprocessing status

22 October 2012

The first CryoSat reprocessing campaign is on-going according to schedule.

Activities will be completed in two main steps:

  • Reprocessing of calibration products by November 2012
  • Reprocessing of all L1 & L2 products by July 2013

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CryoSat in NASA's ROSES call

24 October 2012

In a recent ROSES call, NASA is soliciting new opportunities to derive geophysical information from NASA's Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) and CryoSat.

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Western Australia's Kimberley region, with a coastline along the Timor Sea, is pictured in this Envisat image. This image was acquired on 28 September 2010 by Envisat's MERIS instrument.

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Workshop on European Satellite Snow Monitoring Perspectives

04 - 05 December 2012

The Workshop on European Satellite Snow Monitoring Perspectives will take place at EUMETSAT, in Darmstadt, Germany. The aim of the workshop is to bring the major European satellite snow monitoring initiatives together with their key users to review the current state of development, identify gaps and opportunities in meeting the users' needs to provide a consensus perspective on the future development of European satellite snow monitoring capabilities.

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2nd Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry 2013

21 - 25 January 2013

The 2nd Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry will be held in ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.

The course will provide a substantial and balanced introduction to the basics and advanced concepts of theory, scattering concepts, systems and applications typical of radar polarimetric remote sensing, as well as hands-on computing exercises on PolSAR and Pol-InSAR data processing for remote sensing applications

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POLinSAR 2013

28 January - 01 February 2013

The 6th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry, POLinSAR 2013, will be hosted in ESRIN, Frascati, Italy. The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for scientific exchange to present results and progress in the fields of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry. The Symposium is open to ESA Principal Investigators, scientists, students, future SAR missions users, representatives from space agencies and value adding industries.


Submission of full paper deadline: 15 February 2013

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CryoSat Third User Workshop

12 - 14 March 2013

The Third CryoSat user workshop will be held in Dresden, Germany, from 12 to 14 March 2013.

This workshop is intended to provide a forum to present and discuss all topics related to the exploitation of the CryoSat mission and to identify novel scientific challenges.

The workshop is open to all scientists with an interest in the CryoSat mission and its data products.


Registration deadline: 22 January 2013

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ACVE - Atmospheric Composition Validation and Evolution Workshop

13 - 15 March 2013

The European Space Agency is organising a workshop on Atmospheric Chemistry and Composition Validation and Product Evolution. The Workshop will be held from 13 to 15 March 2013 in ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.

The aim of the workshop is to present Cal/Val results from ENVISAT, ERS-2 and other Third Party Missions (GOSAT/Odin/OMI/SciSat/Terra-Aqua) to encourage contributions for future ESA missions (Earth Explorers, Sentinels) using existing data sets and Cal/Val infrastructures.

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ESA Living Planet Symposium 2013

09 - 13 September 2013

The 2013 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium follows the previous successful symposia held in Bergen (2010), Montreux (2007) and Salzburg (2004). The event will be held in Edinburgh, United Kingdom from 09 to 13 September 2013 and is organised with the support of the UK Space Agency.

The aim of the Symposium is to present the results of ESA EO missions exploitation by providing a forum for investigators to report and discuss results of on-going science activities.