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GOCE gradiometer calibration on-going

05 August 2009

Following the successful demonstration of drag-free flight, the GOCE team involving ESA and industry has executed a complete gradiometer in-flight calibration loop.

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Reprocessing of ERS Scatterometer data: New ASPS L2 Products

05 August 2009

The ERS SCATTEROMETER mission is being reprocessed with the Advanced Scatterometer Processing System (ASPS) facility that provides data with improved radiometric quality and spatial resolution.

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Planning Activities


Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available here.
Planning over the Norway oil spill of 5 August 2009

Satellite: ENVISAT
Date Orbit Instrument Mode
04-Aug-2009 38839 ASA_WSM_VV
04-Aug-2009 38846 ASA_WSM_VV
07-Aug-2009 38882 ASA_WSM_VV
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Ganges Delta, Bangladesh and India

This Envisat image highlights the Ganges Delta, the world's largest delta, in the south Asia area of Bangladesh (visible) and India. The image was created by combining three Envisat Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar acquisitions (20 January 2009, 24 February 2009 and 31 March 2009) taken over the same area.

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OceanObs '09 Conference

21 September 2009 - 25 September 2009

The OceanObs '09 symposium will celebrate a decade of progress and make a major contribution to chart the way forward for the coming decade. The aim is to strengthen and enhance the international framework under GCOS/GOOS/WCRP for sustained world ocean observing and information systems supporting the needs of society about ocean weather, climate, ecosystems, carbon and chemistry.
Deadline for registration is 1 September 2009.

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Fringe 2009 Workshop

30 November 2009 - 4 December 2009

ESA is organising its 6th International Workshop on "Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry", which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN in Frascati, Italy. The workshop is open to ESA Principal Investigators and co-investigators, scientists and students working in the field of SAR Interferometry and its applications, and to representatives from national, European and international space agencies and value adding industry.
Deadline for registration is 5 October 2009.

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GOCE User Toolbox (GUT)

The GOCE User Toolbox GUT is a compilation of tools for the utilisation and analysis of GOCE Level 2 products. GUT supports applications in Geodesy, Oceanography and Solid Earth Physics.