The Operations and Maintenance of ESA's Earth Observation Payload Data Systems will be transitioning to a new industrial Consortium, led by Serco, on 1 August 2010. Together with ESA, the Consortium aims at providing users new and improved services over the coming years.
27 July 2010
Following a major update of the L1b scientific processors, the first release of the Cryosat data was opened to the cal/val users last week. The cross-calibration of the two SIRAL chains A& B continues with SIRAL A being the current operational one.
SMOS level 1 data release to general science community
23 July 2010
From 23 July SMOS level 1 data are accessible for the entire SMOS science community through the ESA Earth Observation user services tools. SMOS data can be accessed via subscription or by browsing the multi-mission catalogue, called EOLI-SA.
More details on how to get SMOS data you can find under the link "How to get SMOS data" in the right column. Frequent updates you will find on the weekly EO newsletter to which you can subscribe sending an email to the ESA Earth Observation Helpdesk .
Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available here.
Special Acquisition Plan
Earth Watching Activities
Image of the Week
This Envisat radar image features the terrain of the Gobi Desert, which stretches across vast areas of the Mongolian People's Republic and the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region of China. Envisats Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar acquired this image on 6 August 2009.
Earth Observation Events
29 November 2010 - 30 November 2010
The first SMOS Validation and Retrieval Team workshop took place on 29-30 November 2010. The purpose of the workshop was to assess the status of the calibration and validation activities for the SMOS mission.