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CryoSat 10th Anniversary Science Conference programme now online
24 February 2020
   

To celebrate CryoSat's 10th anniversary, ESA is organising a science conference in Taormina, Sicily from 20 to 23 April 2020 that will bring together the CryoSat community to discuss the extraordinary achievements of ESA's ice mission over the last ten years as well as the latest results and developments in the field. The detailed programme of Cry

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2012 CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data now available
21 February 2020
   

We're pleased to inform the CryoSat scientific community that the reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data for all of 2012 has been published on the Science Server and is now available for download.   The reprocessing activity is progressing fast and the 2013 data will also be published soon. We are planning to publish batches of six mo

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CryoSat NRT data dissemination restarted
13 February 2020
   

We would like to inform CryoSat NRT data users that dissemination has been restarted on the morning of 13 February after a successful quality check. Retained data will be made available during the day.    We are sorry again for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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CryoSat NRT data unavailability on 12 February 2020
12 February 2020
   

Dissemination of CryoSat NRT data has stopped on the morning of 12 February after an anomaly was detected.   Dissemination will resume as soon as data quality checks are completed. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused to uour activities.

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2011 CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data available
7 February 2020
   

We are pleased to inform the CryoSat scientific community that the reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data for all of 2011 has been published on the Science Server and is available for download.   The reprocessing activity is progressing fast and year 2012 will be published soon. We are planning to publish batches of six months of data

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CryoSat 10th Anniversary Science Conference - Registration open
9 January 2020
   

Direct registration to the CryoSat 10th Anniversary Science Conference is now open and will close on 15 March. For more information and to stay updated on the event, please visit the conference website. We look forward to meeting you in Taormina.

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CryoSat Ocean Baseline C reprocessing complete
16 December 2019
   

We are pleased to announce that the complete data set of the COP Ocean Baseline C reprocessing has been now published and is available on the CryoSat Science Server. The previous Baseline B dataset has been moved to a dedicated subdirectory and it shall remain available until a new baseline will be brought into operations.

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CryoSat 10th Anniversary Science Conference - Abstract submission closes on 20 December
13 December 2019
   

We would like to remind you that the call for abstracts for the CryoSat 10th Anniversary Science Conference, will close on 20 December 2019. If you have not yet done so, please make sure to submit your abstract(s) and register to the event in time, as no deadline extension will be granted. For more information and to stay updated on the event, ple

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CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data available soon
20 November 2019
   

The first 6 months of CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data are being prepared for publication.   Current policy is to keep two baselines (current and previous) available online for both Ice and Ocean products.   In preparation for the release, Ice Baseline C data on the FTP Science Server will be moved to a dedicated top

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CryoSat L1 and L2 degraded data quality during roll manoeuvres
15 November 2019
   

Due to two small experimental roll manoeuvres, CryoSat L1b and L2 data are affected by degraded quality during the following time periods: 14/09/2019 from 02:50:15 to 03:01:25 UTC 22/09/2019 from 14:40:26 to 14:51:26 UTC However, the above manoeuvres were performed over land areas with limited impact on CryoSat science operations.

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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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