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Resources for your EO research, application or service

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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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"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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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 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...

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...