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Taking farming into the space age

01 August 2017

Satellites such as Europe's Copernicus Sentinel missions and ESA's SMOS and the upcoming Florescence Explorer, FLEX, provide a wealth of information about growing conditions and crop health that can be used to improve agricultural efficiency.

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DOMEX-3 2016 campaign data now available for Cal/Val users

25 July 2017

In-situ DOMEX-3 measurements for 2016 are now available for Cal/Val users along with the yearly campaign report. The measurements were acquired over the Antarctic plateau close to the Concordia base by tower based L-Band radiometer and by on-ground sensors for snow properties.

Full reprocessed SMOS Level 2 sea surface salinity dataset now available

20 July 2017

ESA would like to inform the SMOS data users that the full reprocessed SMOS level 2 sea surface salinity dataset is now available on the SMOS data dissemination service. Following the reprocessing that finished in May 2017 a "gap-filling" reprocessing was performed to align to the operational product start.

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Satellites forewarn of locust plagues

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.

New SMOS Level 3 salinity products available

26 May 2017

New salinity products are available at CATDS (Centre Aval de Traitement des Données SMOS).

A new correction for systematic errors (land-sea and seasonal-latitudinal) has been implemented in CATDS CPDC and in CATDS CEC LOCEAN.

SMOS level 2 sea surface salinity products v662 released to users

15 May 2017

ESA would like to inform that SMOS level 2 sea surface salinity products version v662 are now available to the users.

SMOS Nominal Production resumed on 12 May 2017

12 May 2017

As planned, the SMOS Nominal Production has been resumed in the morning of 12 May 2017, after the operational deployment of the new L2OS v662 processor.

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SMOS brings Mediterranean salinity into focus

11 May 2017

ESA's SMOS mission maps variations in soil moisture and salt in the surface waters of the open oceans. When the satellite was designed, it was not envisaged that it would be able to measure salinity in smaller seas like the Mediterranean, but SMOS has again surpassed expectations.

SMOS Nominal Production will be stopped on 10 May 2017 at 07:00 UTC for L2OS v662 processor operational deployment

10 May 2017

Due to the operational deployment of the new L2OS v662 processor, SMOS Level-1 and Level-2 Nominal Production will be stopped on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 at 07:00 UTC.

EO-SSO downtime for maintenance - 04 May 2017

03 May 2017

A planned system maintenance will be affecting the availability of all Earth Observation (EO) SSO services at ESA-ESRIN.

The activity has been scheduled on Thursday 04 May 2017 from 09:00 to 12:00 CEST.

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