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Shared vision strengthens Europe's space strategy

08 November 2017

Working together for three decades, ESA and Eumetsat have been instrumental in positioning Europe as a leader in observing Earth from space. Continuing to share a vision, the two organisations have signed a statement that will strengthen Europe in meteorology and climate monitoring, and that will help to take the Copernicus programme into the future.

Call for papers - MWBS 2018

07 November 2017

The European Space Agency is organising the 2nd Mapping Water Bodies from Space Conference which will be held at ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, on 27 and 28 March 2018.

The call for papers is now open and you are invited to submit your abstract by 10 January 2018.

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Satellites guide ships in icy waters through the cloud

07 November 2017

In late August, the 60 m-long US Coast Guard Cutter Maple completed its navigation through the Arctic's ice-ridden Northwest Passage. While this was not the first time ships had taken this route, it was the first time that the International Ice Patrol had provided iceberg information based exclusively on satellite imagery.

Swarm MAGx_LR_1B dataset (version 0502) has been extended

06 November 2017

With reference to the news published on 07 September 2017, we inform the Swarm users that the Swarm MAGx_LR_1B version 0502 has been extended for all Swarm spacecraft.

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Nearly four decades of soil moisture data now available

03 November 2017

A new, long-term and global dataset of soil moisture measurements from space has been released to help us better understand the water cycle and climate, monitor agriculture and manage our water resources.

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Wind satellite vacuum packed

02 November 2017

With liftoff on the horizon, ESA's Aeolus satellite is going through its last round of tests to make sure that this complex mission will work in orbit. Over the next month, it is sitting in a large chamber that has had all the air sucked out to simulate the vacuum of space.

Start of Cryosat Ocean Baseline C production on 06 November

02 November 2017

As anticipated on 24 October 2017, the new Ocean Baseline C processors will go live on Monday, 06 November. The complete CryoSat Payload Data System is planned to be suspended from 09:00 to 14:00 UTC. During this time there may be a delay in acquiring data, but we do not expect any data to be lost.

Swarm Charlie MAGx_LR_1B vs.0502 of May 2017 regenerated

02 November 2017

We would like to inform Swarm users that due to the occurrence of an issue during the processing of the Swarm L1B MAGx_LR_1B data with Product Baseline and File Counter 0502, the Swarm Charlie VFM data for the time window from 01 to 31 May 2017 is erroneously set to zero.

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Ready to reap the benefits from Copernicus Sentinel-5P

31 October 2017

Now that Sentinel-5P is safely in orbit, engineers have started commissioning the satellite for the task of delivering extremely high-quality information on air quality. Meanwhile, the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service is poised to ensure we all reap the benefits from this latest mission.

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Halloween crack

31 October 2017

In this image from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite mission, we can see the location of the ‘Halloween crack' on Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf, highlighted in red. The former and current locations of the British Antarctic Survey's Halley research stations are also marked.

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