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FLEX The call for membership of the fluorescence explorer - FLEX - mission advisory group is open. Scientists from the Earth science community are invited to apply for membership.

Dragon 4

Dragon 4 The Dragon 4 call for proposals is dedicated to science and application development exploiting Chinese, Copernicus Sentinels, ESA and Third Party Missions EO data.


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.


ESA is offering all scientists with the possibility to perform bulk processing exploiting the large ESA Earth-observation archive together with ESA available GRID computing and dynamic storage resources.
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International effort reveals Greenland ice loss

13 November 2015

One of Greenland's glaciers is losing five billion tonnes of ice a year to the ocean, according to researchers. While these new findings may be disturbing, they are reinforced by a concerted effort to map changes in ice sheets with different sensors from space agencies around the world.
Sentinel-1 coverage of Greenland Greenland ice calving
It is estimated that the entire Zachariae Isstrom glacier in northeast Greenland holds enough water to raise global sea levels by more than 46 cm.
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Sentinel-3A on its way

20 November 2015

The latest satellite for the European Commission's Copernicus environmental programme has left France bound for the Plesetsk launch site in Russia and launch late next month.
Sentinel-3 Sentinel-3A ready for shipping
Carrying a suite of state-of-the-art instruments, Sentinel-3A is set to provide an unprecedented step forward in the Copernicus marine, land, atmosphere and climate change services.