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CryoSat Quality Working Group Meeting 7
16 November 2018
   

The 7th CryoSat Quality Working Group (QWG) meeting will take place from 26 to 28 November 2018 and will be hosted by the European Space Agency (ESA) at ESRIN in Frascati (Rome), Italy. CryoSat QWG and validation experts will attend the meeting to present and discuss their latest results about the CryoSat Ocean Processor Baseline-C (e.g. FDM vs NO

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CryoSat data unavailability on 04 October 2018
4 October 2018
   

CryoSat scientific data users are informed that due to planned platform maintenance activities, SIRAL will be unavailable today the 04 October 2018 from 09:25:00 UTC (to StandBy).   The nominal operations will not be resumed before 11:10:12 UTC (to_SIN), the exact time will be confirmed in a following news item.

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CryoSat data unavailability update
4 October 2018
   

Further to the unavailability notice published earlier today, we would like to inform users that the maintenance was completed successfully, and the SIRAL instrument resumed operations at 11:10 UTC as originally planned.   Full data unavailability shall be consolidated and announced on the CryoSat Data Unavailability PeriodsÂ&nbs

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CryoSat ICE Baseline-D data sample available
21 September 2018
   

Baseline-D ice data will be released in spring next year and will include several evolutions as well as a new data format (NetCDF).   CryoSat scientific users are informed that a sample dataset has been made available hereafter. It is intended to provide this small data set to allow users to update their tools and reading routines prio

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Special CryoSat issue in Advances in Space Research journal
11 September 2018
   

A special issue of the Advances in Space Research journal dedicated to CryoSat - titled "The CryoSat Satellite Altimetry Mission: Eight Years of Scientific Exploitation" - is now available to download from the Science Direct website. The issue provides an overview of the mission and its scientific achievements after eight successful years in space

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CryoSat Data unavailability on 01-02 August 2018
6 August 2018
   

We would like to inform CryoSat users that, due to a spacecraft anomaly, no SIRAL data is available between 2018-08-01 18:43:44 UTC and 2018-08-02 16:30:58 UTC.   Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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Improved CryoSat data access
16 July 2018
   

With the aim to improve Earth Observation data distribution services - as recently announced - data from the CryoSat instruments can now be freely downloaded using a dedicated HTTP platform. The data can also be downloaded through alternative means, which are described on the CryoSat data products page.

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CryoSat data anomaly resolved
9 July 2018
   

We would like to inform the CryoSat data users that the anomaly affecting the generation of data on 08 July 2018, has been resolved now. Previously delayed data have also been generated and all operations are back to normal.

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CryoSat data unavailability on 08 July 2018
9 July 2018
   

We would like to inform the CryoSat data users, that due to an unforeseen application exception since early afternoon on 08 July, the CryoSat ground processing system cannot generate SIRAL, DORIS and STR Level-0 data. The raw data from the instruments are correctly received and stored, but DORIS, STR, FDM and NOP production is delayed, accordingly

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New CUT ROEF file available
5 July 2018
   

Important notice: this version of the ROEF can be used only with the latest release of CUT (v4.1.0)   We would like to inform the Cryosat-2 Scientific Users that a new version of the CUT ROEF file is available for download. From the CUT application, under the menu bar, users may select "Help > Check for ROEF updates" and then follow

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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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