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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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New RSS Users: Start-ups, non-EO projects, and advanced education
30 November 2016

In the last couple of years new types of users have started to request RSS support. While historically RSS users belonged to the Earth Observation community (i.e. Research Centres or Service Companies), recently non-EO entities have...

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CryoSat reveals Antarctica in 3D
24 March 2017

Around 250 million measurements taken by ESA's CryoSat over the last six years have been used to create a unique 3D view of Antarctica, offering a snapshot of the undulating surface of this vast ice sheet. CryoSat's radar altimeter detects tiny variations in the height of the ice across the entire continent, including on the steeper continental ma

To the Arctic for CryoSat and beyond
20 March 2017

After the relative quiet of the long dark winter months, the Arctic will be a tad busier over the coming weeks as numerous researchers descend on this harsh, yet fragile environment. Their aim is not to disturb its beauty, but to join forces in an all-out effort to measure ice on land and sea. Environmental changes in the Arctic are no longer only

CryoSat science server maintenance on 08-09 March 2017
24 February 2017

Cryosat-2 users are informed that a mandatory maintenance shall be performed on the network in Kiruna. These works have been scheduled to take place between 08 March at 23:00 UTC and 09 March 06:00 UTC. During that time users may prove difficulties in accessing Cryosat-2 data and NRT dissemination may suffer delays. We apologise for any inconvenie

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

"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 for the international


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21 March 2017 G-POD service temporary unavailability for maintenance on March 22nd 2017  

Due to a planned maintenance the G-POD service could be temporarily unavailable on March 22nd 2017 from 12:00 to 18:00.

20 March 2017 RSS J&S Maintenance Notice - Wednesday 22 March 2017  

Due to a scheduled maintenance activity the RSS Join&Share Portal might be temporarily unavailable Wednesday 22 March 2017 From 14:00 To 18:00 CET .   Our apologies for any...

13 March 2017 Server maintenance on March 15th 2017  

Due to a planned maintenance the service will be temporarily unavailable on March 15th 2017 from 9:00 to 14:00.

28 February 2017 RSS Maintenance Notice - Thursday 2 March 2017  

Due to a scheduled maintenance activity the RSS services might be temporarily unavailable Thursday 2 March 2017 From 09:00 To 18:00 CET .   Our apologies for any inconvenience this...

7 February 2017 Possible data unavailability for maintenance on February 7th 2017  

Due to a planned maintenance some data could be temporarily unavailable on February 7th 2017 from 9:00 to 13:00.