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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

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RSS presents new service options at EO Open Science 2017
26 September 2017

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...

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Antarctica hikes up sea level
14 June 2018

In a major collaborative effort, scientists from around the world have used information from satellites to reveal that ice melting in Antarctica has not only raised sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992, but, critically, almost half of this rise has occurred in the last five years. Andrew Shepherd from the University of Leeds in the UK and Erik Ivins fr

CryoSat - CUT version 4.0.1 released
31 May 2018

A new version of the CryoSat User Tool (CUT vs 4.0.1) has been released. Users can download the tool now and find further information on the CryoSat User Tool web page. The CUT is a Windows stand-alone application for displaying and downloading CryoSat products from remote FTP servers or from local directories. This new version of CUT will fix a p

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

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.

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.

Operational News

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14 June 2018 Maintenance on June 14th 2018  

Dear Users, Due to a planned maintenance of G-POD, some Computing Elements (ESRIN CE 01 SL6 64bits Optimised for S3, ESRIN CE 01 SL6 64bits and KLIMA CE ESRIN) will be unavailable on 14/06/2018 during the full day. Tasks...

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.

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.

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...