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New view of Antarctica in 3D
11 May 2018
   

Thanks to ESA's CryoSat mission, a new map of Antarctica provides the most accurate 3D view ever of the continent's vast ice sheet and floating ice shelves. This latest digital elevation model, which is available for download, is a result of research published recently in The Cryosphere. The model replaces the version published in March 2017. Cryo

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New CryoSat ground tracks available
10 May 2018
   

New ground tracks from CryoSat for the period 7 July 2018 - 11 July 2019 are now available for download.

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Cryosat Baseline B data removal
4 May 2018
   

Cryosat scientific users are informed that after 6 months from the start of the Ocean Baseline C production, Baseline B data will be removed from the Science Server as early as Monday, 14 May 2018.   After the removal of the Ocean Baseline B dataset it will only be available in batches and by request.

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CryoSat Scientific Expert Meeting: Presentations and Summary Report
3 May 2018
   

The CryoSat Scientific Expert Meeting (CSEM) was held at ESA/ESRIN on 07 and 08 November 2017. The CSEM involved participants from more than 20 operational and research institutes, including both altimetry experts and multi-thematic scientists.   The Meeting was structured around three main thematic sessions (Sea Ice, Land ice, Ocean a

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CryoSat reveals retreat of Patagonian glaciers
2 May 2018
   

While ESA's CryoSat continues to provide clear insight into how much sea ice is being lost and how the Antarctic and Greenlandic ice sheets are changing, the mission has again surpassed its original scope by revealing exactly how mountain glaciers are also succumbing to change.   Glaciers all over the globe are retreating â€

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Antarctica loses grip
3 April 2018
   

ESA's CryoSat mission has revealed that, over the last seven years, Antarctica has lost an area of underwater ice the size of Greater London. This is because warm ocean water beneath the continent's floating margins is eating away at the ice attached to the seabed. Most Antarctic glaciers flow straight into the ocean in deep submarine troughs. The

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Ocean GOP data gap filled
13 March 2018
   

Further to the announcement published on 12 December 2017 regarding the start of the GOP production, Cryosat-2 scientific users are informed that the GOP data gap between the end of the Baseline B (i.e. on 07 October) and the announced start of Baseline C (i.e. on 06 November), has now been filled with L1b and L2 Baseline C

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CryoSat rolls in orbit for calibration
5 February 2018
   

CryoSat users are informed that a roll campaign is scheduled on 6 February 2018 (from 01:42:00 to 05:07:30 UTC and from 14:17:00 to 17:27:30 UTC). SIRAL instrument routine planning will be suspended and data gaps are possible. NRT users will be mostly affected. This campaign is part of the periodic calibration activities to improve the quality of

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Updated CryoSat dataset with corrected mispointing angle for aberration of light
2 February 2018
   

The dataset which contains Star Tracker mispointing angles corrected for the aberration of light has now been updated with the archive for 2017. The dataset is particularly useful for CryoSat users processing the data in Swath Mode. It is noted that corrected values of the mispointing angles corrected for the aberration of light will be incorporat

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CryoSat NOP production started
22 January 2018
   

CryoSat scientific users are informed that the Ocean Baseline C NOP production has started and products are already available on the Science Server. Quality of products has been checked and it is in line with expectations.

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RSS processed Sentinel-1A data for the analysis of water variations on Poyang Lake
18 July 2016
   

The ESA Research & Service Support contributed to the analysis of Poyang Lake seasonal water variations by supporting the processing of related Sentinel-1A products and making available the required computing resources (RSS CloudToolbox). A total of 71 Sentinel-1A IW SLC products (relative orbit number 40) acquired from June 2015 to May 2016 h

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"Research Grants Call 2015"
24 June 2015
   

  Research Grants Call 2015 http://scirocco.sp.serco.eu/ The SCatterometer InstRument Competence Centre, SCIRoCCo, has been established by the European Space Agency  (ESA) in  support of the exploitation activities for the ERS-2 Scatterometer mission during Phase-F. SCIRoCCo aims at becoming a reference center f

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The new RSS CloudToolbox service is now available to EO data users
11 March 2015
   

The new RSS CloudToolbox service provides registered and authorised ESA EO-SSO users with customised virtual machines (VMs) made available on a cloud infrastructure. Thanks to high-speed network connections, these cloud VMs have fast access to the ESA RSS Datafarm 

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InSAR SBAS service available on G-POD
6 November 2014
   

The InSAR SBAS service will be available from November 10th, 2014, to interested RSS users for processing SAR data from the ESA archives. The service, based on the full P-SBAS DInSAR chain integrated by CNR-IREA and ESA RSS into the G-POD environment, requires dataset selection over aspecific AOI together with parameters/thresholds setting, and al

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Sentinel-1A data available on G-POD!
16 May 2014
   

Dear users, we are pleased to announce the availability of the first Sentinel-1A real products on G-POD. Datasets, classified by type (SLC, GRDH and GRDM) and by acquisition mode ( IW, EW ), are accessible from the "Catalogue" tab (after logging in). If you are interested in testing your own processor on the available Sentinel-1 data exploiting th

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Sentinel-1 simulated data now available on G-POD!
9 April 2014
   

Dear G-POD users, Sentinel-1 L1 SAR simulated data are available on G-POD. Datasets, classified by type (SLC, GRDF, GRDH and GRDM) and by acquisition mode (SM, IW, EW and WV), are accessible from the "Catalogue" tab (after logging in). If you are interested in testing your own processor on the available Sentinel-1 data exploiting the G-POD process

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Image Information Mining Conference: The Sentinels Era
5 February 2014
   

The registration to the Conference jointly organised with the EU SatCen and JRC is now open!   Earth Observation (EO) data has increased significantly over the last decades with sensors collecting terabytes of data per day. Meanwhile, the advent of sub-meter resolution Optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)

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Earth Observation Data Science
18 November 2013
   

The forthcoming Ninth Conference on Image Information Mining, which will be held at the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) in Bucharest (Roumania) on March 05-07, 2014, will gather the international specialists from academia, institutions and industry. The call for papers is open right now, you all are invited to submit your abstract! The conference wil

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The OGC requests comment on the candidate standard, OGC® OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions
13 November 2013
   

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC(R)) is seeking comments on the candidate standard, "OGC(R) OpenSearch Geo and Time Extensions". This document extends the implementation of the popular OpenSearch technologies so that users can take advantage of the geospatial search capabilities enabled by OGC standards. Different types of content require diffe

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ESA to host the September 2013 OGC TC Meeting
25 January 2013
   

The ESA-ESRIN establishment in Frascati Italy, will host the September '13 Technical Committee and Planning Committee meetings of the Open Geospatial Consotrium. With the European industry, university and research membership growing this reperesents an excellent opportunity to look at geospatial standards from a very "space" oriented perspective.

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Summary of the Workshop Models for Scientific Exploitation of EO data: Innovation, harmonization, technology
30 October 2012
   

The workshop has been organised by the HMA Architecture Working Group and held in ESA-ESRIN on 11th and 12th October, 2012. The objective of the workshop was to bring together data - and mission- owners with the research institutions and scientists using shared collaborative Ground Segment systems, to discuss the: - Collaborative definition of a h

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The HMA Technical Manual freely available for download
30 July 2012
   

The Heterogeneous Missions Accessibility Technical Manual is now freely downloadable from the ESA publications web site. This book provides an high level view on the results of several years of harmonisation and standardisation work in the critical area of ground segment interoperability of Earth Observation satellite missions. Under the auspices

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Scientific exploitation of EO data: moving to the Sentinel era
30 May 2012
   

The scientific exploitation of the EO data was one of RSS main goals, and the support to scientists RSS utmost priority. The attached paper outlines the model for research and service support to the PIs in their scientific work in particular when algorithm development, testing and validation over large amount of EO data is of concern. Immediately

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Broadcasting Africa
10 May 2012
   

The Broadcasting Africa service allows service providers and instiututions alike to distribute EO data and EO project files to receiving stations in Africa hosted by following institutions: CSE - Centre de Suivi Ecologique Agrhymet Regional Centre RCMRD - Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development Cape Town University SADC-BMS Southe

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Ordering Services Framework for Earth Observation Products
10 January 2012
   

The Ordering Services Framework for Earth Observation Products Interface Standard has been published by the Open Geospatial Consortium. The published document summarises several man years of work and a waealth of know how about Earth observation missions and EO product ordering. The document has been written by Daniele Marchionni of Telespazio wit

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Another step towards better interconnected ground segments
28 July 2011
   

The recent announcement of a contract awarded to study the definition and feasibility of Europe's Multinational Space-based Imaging System - MUSIS marks an additional step towards interoperability of ground segments. The completion of the HMA-FO tasks with several standardisation documents approved at the Open Geospatial Consortium offers the oppo

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Sen4Sci Announcement
9 May 2011
   

Dear Colleague, Draft documents outlining potential Sentinel science products for Land & Solid Earth, Ocean and Cryosphere are now available for public review until the end September 2011. Please, download the documents from: http://wiki.services.eoportal.org/tiki-index.php?page=Sentinel%20Wiki Following the instructions given there, please, u

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