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 EarthCARE AO aims to engage leading expertise for the Calibration and Validation activities for the mission, providing independent experimental data, analysis and recommendations to critically assess the end-to-end performance of the instruments and their products.
The EOhopS call, part of the ESA TPM programme, opens an EO data hosted-processing offer to scientists and R&D users.
The Open Science Earth Observation (OSEO) call offers to scientists the opportunity to exploit at no cost a full archive of optical EO data for science, applications and technological innovation, by offering services which exploit state of the art ICT.
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.
13 June 2017
Satellites are helping to predict favourable conditions for desert locusts to swarm, which poses a threat to agricultural production and, subsequently, livelihoods and food security.
Desert locusts are a type of grasshopper found primarily in the Sahara, across the Arabian Peninsula and into India. The insect is usually harmless, but when they swarm they can migrate across long distances and cause widespread crop damage.
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12 June 2017
With the Sentinel-2B satellite close to beginning its working life in orbit, this latest Copernicus satellite has linked up to Alphasat by laser, across almost 36 000 km of space, to deliver images of Earth just moments after they were captured.
The test, which was done as part of Sentinel-2B's commissioning, included capturing a strip of images from Europe to North Africa.