Within the context of the Support to Science Element (STSE) of ESA's Earth observation programme, the Agency is announcing an invitation to tender for novel research and application based on GOCE data. The deadline for proposals has - upon request from bidders - been extended to 16 July 2010.
Following the planned orbit control manoeuvre (OCM) which was executed from 26 - 27 April 2010, the precise unavailability periods for the affected instruments are now available.
28 April 2010
The regular MIPAS instrument decontamination was postponed due to the Eyjafjallajökull eruption (mission operation news of 20 April 2010). The activity is now scheduled for the period 05-12 May 2010 during which the MIPAS instrument will not be available. The decontamination will start on 05 May at 07:35 UTC.
Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available here.
Planning over the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Earth Watching Activities
Image of the Week
These two Envisat images over the North Sea illustrate the absence of aircraft over Europe following the ban on air travel enforced due to safety concerns over volcanic ash plumes billowing from the recent eruption in Iceland.
Earth Observation Events
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.