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Mapping Germany's agricultural landscape

29 August 2017

Combining images captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission and the US Landsat-8 satellite between October 2015 and the end of 2016, this land-cover classification map shows different crops across Germany. A total of 2.2 TB of data were used to generate the map, which distinguishes between 21 land cover classes and includes 15 specific crop types.

Envisat - Release of GOMOS UFP datasets v1 Issue 2 (User Friendly Products)

01 August 2017

The regenerated GOMOS User Friendly Products (UFP) datasets v1, Issue 2 in netCDF-4 format are now available to users via the ESA EO centralised online dissemination service.

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Proba-V monitors African Sahel

27 July 2017

ESA's Proba-V minisatellite reveals the seasonal changes in Africa's sub-Saharan Sahel, with the rainy season allowing vegetation to blossom between February (top) and September (bottom).

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Air pollution monitoring Sentinel on show

20 July 2017

With Sentinel-5 Precursor about to be packed up and shipped to Russia for liftoff in late September, media representatives, members of the UK Space Agency and National Centre for Earth Observation had the chance to see this Copernicus air-pollution monitoring satellite standing proud in the cleanroom.

EOLI-SA and OTF - Maintenance on 28 June 2017

27 June 2017

Due to an urgent maintenance activity, the EOLI-SA On-The-Fly (OTF) ASA_IMS_1P collection will be unavailable on Wednesday 28 June 2017 from 09:00 to 15:00 CEST.

Envisat/ERS - MERCI SSO Integration for MERIS FRS and (A)ATSR

22 June 2017

Users are informed that a new release of the MERCI Catalogue and Inventory (v2.4.1) with integration into the ESA EO Single Sign-On (EO-SSO) architecture is now available for access to the Envisat MERIS Full Resolution (FRS) as well as the Envisat and ERS (A)ATSR datasets.

EOLI-SA and OTF - Maintenance on 07 June 2017

06 June 2017

Due to a scheduled maintenance activity, all of the EOLI-SA collections will be unavailable (both data search and download) on Wednesday 07 June 2017 from 9:30 to 10:30 CEST.

EO-SSO and OTF - Downtime on 05 June 2017

01 June 2017

A planned EO-SSO and OADS/OTF systems maintenance will be affecting the availability of many services at ESA-ESRIN; the activities have been scheduled on Monday 05 June 2017 from 09:30 to 12:30 CEST.

RSS Catalogue - Maintenance 29-30 May

29 May 2017

Due to maintenance activity the RSS Catalogue hosting the ASAR Medium Resolution collections might be temporarily unavailable for download from Monday 29 May at 17:00 to Tuesday 30 May 2017 at 10:00 CEST.

Envisat - Inconsistencies in the GOMOS UFP datasets (User Friendly Products)

09 May 2017

Inconsistencies in the new GOMOS User Friendly Products (UFP) datasets in netCDF-4 format have been detected in the following variables:

  • The time variables (time, time_start, time-end) 
  • The mpv-variable

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