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Stay up-to-date with the ESA SMOS Mission: Newsletter December 2017

06 December 2017

The SMOS Newsletter December 2017 has been published and  it is accessible here

Improved SMOS level 2 soil moisture products released to users

21 November 2017

Improved SMOS level 2 soil moisture products v650 released to users. For further information see here

LPVE2018 - Workshop on Land Product Validation and Evolution

10 November 2017

Following the successful LPVE 2014, the European Space Agency (ESA) is inviting scientists and Cal/Val experts to present the latest results from their on-going research at the 2018 Workshop on Land Product Validation and Evolution (LPVE 2018).

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to 30 November 2017.

Workshop - Uncertainties in Remote Sensing

29 September 2017

The Uncertainties in Remote Sensing workshop is scheduled to be held at ESA's centre for Earth Observation (ESRIN) in Frascati, Italy, on 24 and 25 October 2017.

Those wishing to attend the workshop are kindly requested to register by 16 October 2017.

Stay up-to-date with the ESA SMOS Mission: Newsletter July 2017

03 July 2017

The SMOS Newsletter July 2017 has been published and  it is accessible here

Landsat 8 Thermal Infra-Red Scanner (TIRS) Anomaly

13 June 2017

Image quality issues have been detected on the ESA Landsat 8 TIRS products which systematically contaminate the Band 10 and Band 11 TIRS data, the OLI data remains unaffected. Discussions are ongoing with the view to reprocess the Landsat 8 data with the latest software and supporting data to recover the affected products. More information can be found at the Landsat 8 Product Anomalies webpage

SMOS level 2 sea surface salinity products v662 released to users

16 May 2017

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

The main changes introduced in the user product v662 are:

  • the replacement of sea surface salinity 1 field with the retrieved sea surface salinity based on an updated single roughness model and corrected for land-sea contamination effect
  • the replacement of sea surface salinity 2 field with the retrieved sea surface salinity based on an updated single roughness model
  • the replacement of sea surface salinity 3 field with the sea surface salinity anomaly (corrected for land-sea contamination) based on World Ocean Atlas climatology (WOA-2009)

Third International Ocean Colour Science (IOCS) meeting - 15 to 18 May 2017 - Lisbon, Portugal

07 March 2017

The third International Ocean Colour Science (IOCS) meeting will take place from 15 to 18 May 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal, followed by two training events on 19 May 2017: a Copernicus marine data stream training event and a SeaDAS training event. The meeting is being convened by the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) in partnership with, and thanks to sponsorship from, EUMETSAT, ESA, the European Commission and NASA. Deadline to submit poster abstracts is 1 April 2017. 

Workshop on Vicarious Infrastructure for OCR (Ocean Colour Radiometry)

02 March 2017

The ESA workshop "Options for future European satellite OCR (Ocean Colour Radiometry) vicarious adjustment infrastructure for the Sentinel-3 OLCI and Sentinel-2 MSI series", organised by the FRM4SOC team (Fiducial Reference Measurements for Satellite Ocean Colour) was held at ESRIN, Frascati from 21 to 23 February 2017.

Stay up-to-date with the ESA SMOS Mission: Newsletter February 2017

16 February 2017

The SMOS Newsletter February 2017 has been published and  it is accessible here: SMOS-Newsletter-12-Feb-2017.pdf

Proba-V Collection 1 (C1) Re-processing Campaign Completed

09 February 2017

The Proba-V full-mission re-processing campaign has been completed,

On-line access for the current Collection (C0) will be discontinued by end February 2017.

The new Collection 1 (C1) data set includes significant quality improvements with respect to the previous data version Collection 0 (C0):

  • Updated Cloud detection
  • Re-fined radiometric calibration parameters
  • Release of the intermediate L2a products
  • Meta data compliancy to Climate and Forecasting conventions (v1.6)

Proba-V Collection 1 dataset reprocessing on-going

14 December 2016

The re-processing campaign of Proba-V Collection 1 products is proceeding, adopting the latest processor. Data from October 2013 up to September 2015 are now available to the user community. The re-processing campaign is expected to be finished by January/February 2017. Since 5 December 2016, the new processor was adopted for the near-real time processing.

Envisat – MIPAS Level 2 dataset re-processed with ML2PP version 7.03 is available online

15 September 2016

The Level 2 re-processing of the full MIPAS mission (from 01/07/2002 up to 08/04/2012, including the Full Resolution and the Optimized Resolution mission phases) has been completed with the ESA processor ML2PP version 7.03, and the data have been assessed with respect to their quality.

 

SMOS NRT L2 soil moisture Neural Network dataset via EUMETCast

16 June 2016

The SMOS Level 2 Soil Moisture data available in NRT based on a neural network approach (Level-2 SM-NRT-NN product in netCDF format) are now available via EUMETCast, within four hours from sensing.

Dedicated special issue on SMOS in Remote Sensing of Environment (RSE): now published

18 May 2016

The dedicated special issue on SMOS: ‘ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity Mission - Achievements and Applications' in the Remote Sensing of Environment (RSE) journal volume 180 (2016)  is now available on Science Direct here.

 

Reprocessed SCIAMACHY Level 1b version 8 data

06 May 2016

ESA would like to inform SCIAMACHY data users that a new reprocessed Level 1b dataset (version 8) has been generated and is now available on the ESA centralised dissemination service (DissHarm). 

Reprocessed soil moisture and sea surface salinity data from SMOS are now available on the new ESA SMOS Online Dissemination service

04 March 2016

ESA would like to inform SMOS users that the reprocessed level 2 soil moisture and sea surface salinity data are now available  on the  new ESA SMOS Online Dissemination service accessible here.

Expert meeting on limb sounding - Programme online

19 February 2016

Expert meeting on limb sounding programme available at the following link.

SPPA Portal Update

02 November 2015

This release of the Sensor Performance, Products and Algorithms (SPPA) Portal focuses on Proba-V and follows a similar structure to the earlier releases covering Envisat, ERS-1/2, GOCE, Cryosat, ALOS, SMOS, Landsat 1-7 and Landsat 8. Information is available on the OLI and TIRS products and bulk reprocessing activities.

SPPA Portal Update

25 September 2015

This release of the Sensor Performance, Products and Algorithms (SPPA) Portal focuses on Landsat 8 and follows a similar structure to the earlier releases covering Envisat, ERS-1/2, GOCE, Cryosat, ALOS, SMOS and Landsat 1-7.