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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...
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!DOCTYPE>...
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.!DOCTYPE>
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. Â After the removal of the Ocean Baseline B dataset it will only be available in batches and by request.!DOCTYPE>
CryoSat Scientific Expert Meeting: Presentations and Summary Report 3 May 2018
The CryoSat Scientific Expert Meeting (CSEM) was held at ESA/ESRIN on 07 and 08 November 2017. The CSEM involved participants from more than 20 operational and research institutes, including both altimetry experts and multi-thematic scientists. Â The Meeting was structured around three main thematic sessions (Sea Ice, Land ice, Ocean a!DOCTYPE>...
CryoSat reveals retreat of Patagonian glaciers 2 May 2018
While ESA's CryoSat continues to provide clear insight into how much sea ice is being lost and how the Antarctic and Greenlandic ice sheets are changing, the mission has again surpassed its original scope by revealing exactly how mountain glaciers are also succumbing to change. Â Glaciers all over the globe are retreating â!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>