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As part of ESA's Earth Observation Ground Segment Department, RSS has the mission to provide tools and services that support the user community in EO data exploitation.
RSS provides as well this e-collaboration area, called "Join&Share", to find or exchange information, and share ideas on Earth Observation data exploitation related projects.
To log in you can use your EO SSO account. If you don't have one, you can register here
Latest Blog Post
This week Earth Observation data users (EO researchers, teachers, students, service companies, start-ups, etc) can meet the RSS team at the 3rd consultation meeting on EO Open Science in ESA/ESRIN (Frascati, Italy). Besides the 3-minute pitch planned on Day 2 (Paper 184), a...
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!DOCTYPE>...
Ocean GOP data gap filled 13 March 2018
Further to the announcement published onÂ 12 December 2017Â 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!DOCTYPE>...
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!DOCTYPE>...
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!DOCTYPE>...
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.!DOCTYPE>
|14 February 2018||
G-POD scheduled downtime for maintenance on February 15th 2018
Dear Users, Due to a planned maintenance of G-POD, the platform will be unavailable on 15/02/2018 during the full day. We apology for the inconvenience.!DOCTYPE>
|9 February 2018||
G-POD scheduled downtime on February 13th 2018
Dear Users, Due to a planned maintenance of G-POD, the platform will be unavailable on 13/02/2018 during the full day. We apology for the inconvenience.!DOCTYPE>
|7 December 2017||
VA4 Maintenance Notice - Wednesday 13 December 2017
Due to a scheduled maintenance activity the Virtual Archive 4 might be temporarily unavailable Wednesday 13 December 2017 From 10:00 To 15:00 CET. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you. RSS Operations Team...
|22 November 2017||
Catalogue maintenance on 23/11/2017
Dear Users, Due to a planned maintenance of G-POD, the catalogue will be unavailable starting from 23/11/2017 during the full day and until the end of maintenance which should last 1-2 days. Thank you for your...
|22 September 2017||
Catalogue maintenance on 22/09/2017
Dear Users, Due to a planned maintenance of G-POD, the catalogue will be unavailable on 22/09/2017 during the afternoon. Thank you for your collaboration.!DOCTYPE>