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ESA's dart-like Gravity field and Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) Earth Explorer orbits as close to Earth as possible - just 260 km up - to maximise its sensitivity to variations in Earth's gravity field.

Launched in 2009, GOCE's state-of-the-art gradiometer is mapping Earth's geoid to an unprecedented level of accuracy, opening a window into Earth's interior structure as well as the currents circulating within the depths of it's oceans.

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Full GOCE/GRACE gravity gradients grids available for geophysical studies

22 October 2015

GOCE/GRACE combined gravity gradients grids, with and without topographic corrections at 225 and 255 km, have been computed and made available, for geophysical modelling studies, by the GOCE+ GeoExplore project.

Presentations of the 5th International GOCE User Workshop 2014 now available online

19 May 2015

Presentations from the 5th International GOCE User Workshop, which took place in Paris from 25 to 28 November 2014 are now available for download.

GOCE gravity gradient grids covering release 4 data volume now available

25 February 2015

GOCE gravity gradient grids covering the release 4 data volume (November 2009 until July 2012) are now available for download through the GOCE Virtual Online Archive.

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Searching for underground energy sources from space

27 July 2015

Data from ESA's GOCE gravity satellite are being used to improve models of Earth's geology, indicating the potential locations of subsurface energy sources.

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Join the virtual classroom

04 May 2015

Registration is open for a free online course that provides an introduction to monitoring climate change using satellite Earth observation.

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GOCE helps tap into sustainable energy resources

16 April 2015

Going far above and beyond its original mission objectives, results from the GOCE gravity satellite are now being used to produce maps for geothermal energy development.

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Understanding the 'OC' in GOCE

25 November 2014

A year after the satellite reentered the atmosphere, scientists using data from the GOCE satellite have made a breakthrough in our understanding of ocean currents.

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