EO Data Quality
The Sensor Performance and Product Algorithm (SPPA) is the element of the ESA Earth Observation ground segment responsible for and performing Algorithm Development, Cal/Val and Quality Control.
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Open Opportunities for Researchers
The S3VT call is open to relevant and interested groups and individuals worldwide; group responses are particularly welcome.
Interested users may - at any time - submit proposals for the use of Swarm validated Level 1b and Level 2 data through a dedicated interface.
09 April 2015
On 2 April 2015, the SPOT-5 satellite was successfully manoeuvred into a new orbit as part of the mission's final phase. This experimental phase for the mission, SPOT-5 (Take 5), involves the satellite being tasked to observe selected sites before the satellite is deorbited later this year in autumn.
Yesterday the first image for this phase was acquired and processed, marking the beginning of the six month acquisition campaign, during which 150 sites will be imaged with a 5-day revisit.
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29 April 2015
On 25 April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, claiming over 5000 lives and affecting millions of people. Satellite images are being used to support emergency aid organisations, while geo-scientists are using satellite measurements to analyse the effects of the earthquake on the land.