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MIPAS: New ESA Level 1b processors operational 28 January 2010

26 January 2010

A new version of the MIPAS Level 1b operational processor (IPF) is close to be activated in the ESA Ground Segment. It is foreseen to switch the new IPF 5.02 in the NRT processing centers (Kiruna and ESRIN) on 28 January 2010.

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Planning Activities


Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available here.
Planning over the Guatemala Earthquake

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
27-Jan-2010 41362 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
11-Feb-2010 41570 ASA_IM_IS2_VV


Planning over the Tropical Cyclone Magda - Australia Monitoring

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
30-Jan-2010 41396 ASA_WS_VV


Planning over the Bolivia flood

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
07-Feb-2010 41518 ASA_WS_VV


Earth Watching Activities


Haiti Earthquake - January 2010 - ESA dataset

ESA makes freely available to the user community a dataset of (A)SAR products (Envisat and ERS) corresponding to the earthquake of Haiti which took place on 12 January 2010. Information on the dataset is available on the Earth Watching web site at: Population of the archive is still ongoing.
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Po Valley, Italy

This Envisat satellite image captures fog cover over the Po Valley in northern Italy and snow cover over the Alps in south-central Europe. This image was acquired by Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) instrument on 19 January 2010.

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Oslo IPY Science Conference

8 June 2010 - 12 June 2010

The IPY Oslo Science Conference will demonstrate, strengthen, and extend the International Polar Year's accomplishments in science and outreach. The conference is an essential opportunity to display and explore the full breadth and implications of IPY activities.
Registration is still open.

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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.