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SCIAMACHY Validation Assessment

28 April 2011

The SCIAMACHY Validation & Interpretation Group (SCIAVALIG) is asking SCIAMACHY algorithm experts, calibration and validation teams, as well as the SCIAMACHY user community for contributions to a SCIAMACHY Validation Assessment.

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ALOS - Power generation anomaly update

28 April 2011

As reported in the news of 22 April 2011, the ALOS satellite is still affected by a power generation anomaly that inhibits nominal operations.

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Planning activities


Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available.
Special acquisition plans

Satellite: ERS-2
Date Orbit Track Frames
05-May-2011 83861 24 783 - 837
08-May-2011 83904 24 783 - 837
11-May-2011 83947 24 783 - 837
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Somali bouquet

The bouquet-resembling landscape of the Gedo region in southwest Somalia is featured in this image acquired by ALOS, Japan's four-tonne Earth observation satellite.

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Advanced Training Course on Land Remote Sensing 2011

12 September 2011 - 16 September 2011

The European Space Agency is organising a series of advanced thematic training courses devoted to train the next generation of EO PIs to exploit data from ESA and Third Party EO Missions for science and applications development.

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Fringe 2011 Workshop - Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry

19 September 2011 - 23 September 2011

The European Space Agency is organising Fringe 2011, its 8th International Workshop on "Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry", which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, between 19 - 23 September 2011. The series of workshops started in 1992 and are currently organised by ESA every two years.

Registration opened: 15 July 2011

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Earth Observation for Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions Science

29 November 2011 - 2 December 2011

This joint ESA-SOLAS-EGU conference aims at bringing together the EO and SOLAS communities, as well as scientific institutions and space agencies involved in the observation, characterisation and forecasting of ocean-atmosphere interactions and their impacts.

Paper submission deadline and Symposium: 29 November - 02 December 2011