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CryoSat Baseline C Ocean Product documents released
18 December 2017
   

In addition to the data sample and product format specification documents, CryoSat scientific users are informed that two key documents dealing with the Baseline C ocean products are now available: Baseline C Ocean Product Handbook: This document provides all information needed to describe the new CryoSat Near Real-Time (NOP), Intermediate (IOP) a

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CryoSat Science Server maintenance - 13 December 2017
13 December 2017
   

CryoSat scientific users are informed that today, Wednesday 13 December, problems may be experienced in accessing CryoSat data on the Science Server due to a planned maintenance activity. We apologise for any possible inconvenience caused.

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CryoSat Ocean GOP production begins
12 December 2017
   

CryoSat scientific users are informed that the Ocean Baseline C GOP production has started and products are already available on the Science Server. While the L1b products have passed all quality checks, we have detected a sporadic mishap on some of the L2 whose datation is set to Default Value in the middle of the product. This is causing some co

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Version 4.0.0 of CryoSat User Tool released
22 November 2017
   

A new version of the CryoSat User Tool (CUT v4.0.0) has recently been released. The CryoSat User Tool is a Windows stand-alone application for displaying and downloading all the CryoSat products, including the new Baseline C Ocean Products which started production in October. In the new version of CUT, a memory issue at times occurring during CUT

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CryoSat Ocean Baseline C production online
10 November 2017
   

Further to the news published on 02 November 2017, we inform users that the CryoSat Ocean Product Baseline C production started as planned on 7 October. The first IOP products are already populating the Science Server. We are currently monitoring the production to iron out some minor noted shortfalls which are delaying the production of a few spec

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Start of CryoSat Ocean Baseline C production on 06 November
2 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. Assuming the TTO proceeds successfully, we expect

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Planned changes for CryoSat Baseline C processors
24 October 2017
   

We would like to announce that we are currently planning to transfer the new Ocean Baseline C processors into operations.   Following changes will occur after the successful transfer of the operation of Ocean Baseline C processors.   a) The directory structure in the Science Server will vary for the Ocean data as shown in t

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New sample CryoSat NetCDF Ocean Products available to users
13 October 2017
   

CryoSat users are informed that a new sample of the latest CryoSat Ocean Products in NetCDF is now available to download below. This test data has been processed with the updated Baseline-C Ocean Processors, which now generate three classes of products, each with different delivery latencies: Near-Real Time Ocean Products (NOP) –

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Secrets of hidden ice canyons revealed
11 October 2017
   

We are all aware that Antarctica's ice shelves are thinning, but recently scientists have also discovered huge canyons cutting through the underbelly of these shelves, potentially making them even more fragile. Thanks to the CryoSat and Sentinel-1 missions, new light is being shed on this hidden world. Antarctica is surrounded by ice shelves, whic

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CryoSat NetCDF Ocean Products release schedule
4 September 2017
   

Following the publication of some intermediary data samples, CryoSat scientific users are informed that ESA is progressing towards the operational release of the new Ocean Products in NetCDF format. After the analysis of the test data, it has been decided to apply some minor changes to a few variable attributes (e.g. names). Consequently, it is no

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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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