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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

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...

Latest News

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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

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.

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

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

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


Operational News

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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.

7 June 2017 G-POD Portal Unavailable  

Due to a temporary issue the G-POD portal is not available. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you. RSS Operations Team  

1 June 2017 EO-SSO system maintenance  

A planned system maintenance of EO-SSO will be affecting the availability of G-POD service on Monday 5 June 2017 from 09:30 to 12:30 CEST.