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Technical Note on the impact of Envisat mission extension on SAR data

25 August 2010

A Technical Note prepared by ESA on the "Impact of Envisat mission extension on SAR data" (PDF 581KB) is now available online. The document is needed by entities who develop or operate ASAR processors that have to be modified in prevision of the Envisat orbital change which will be implemented starting on 22 October 2010.

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Greenland glacier gives birth to giant iceberg

26 August 2010

Envisat has been observing a rare event in the Arctic since early August - a giant iceberg breaking off the Petermann glacier in North-West Greenland.

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Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available.
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Electric blue blooms

Electric blue-coloured plankton blooms swirl in the North Atlantic Ocean off Ireland in this Envisat image.

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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

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Advanced course on RADAR Polarimetry 2011

17 January 2011 - 21 January 2011

ESA is organising the 1st Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry, a devoted course on SAR Polarimetry, Polarimetric Interferometry and its applications. The course will be hosted in ESRIN, Frascati, Italy on 17-21 January 2011.

PhD students from European countries and Canada, interested in Radar polarimetry, are invited to attend. Subject to availability, Principal Investigators and students from all other countries are also welcome to apply.

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POLinSAR 2011

24 January 2011 - 28 January 2011

The European Space Agency is organising POLinSAR 2011, the 5th International Workshop on Science and Applications of SAR Polarimetry and Polarimetric Interferometry, which will be hosted in ESRIN, Frascati, Italy on 24-28 January 2011.