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New SMOS sea surface wind speed products now available

17 April 2020

The European Space Agency (ESA), the Institut Français pour la Recherche et l'Exploitation de la MER (IFREMER) and the French company OceanDataLab are pleased to announce a new operational service called "SMOS Wind Data Service" which provides, in near real time (NRT), surface wind speed over the ocean derived from the brightness temperature measurements of the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite mission.

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Mapping Chernobyl fires from space

16 April 2020

With an outbreak of wildfires recently threatening the closed Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine, the Copernicus Emergency Mapping Service has been activated and the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite mission has imaged the fires and smoke, and mapped the resulting area of burned ground.

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Air pollution remains low as Europeans stay at home

16 April 2020

Further analyses are showing the continued low levels of nitrogen dioxide concentrations across Europe – coinciding with lockdown measures implemented to stop the spread of the coronavirus. New data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, from the European Union Copernicus programme, show some cities seeing levels fall by 45—50% compared to the same period last year.

Over 500K downloads for ESA’s SNAP toolbox

16 April 2020

Reflecting the growing use of Earth observation, a software toolbox that provide users with the tools they need to process satellite data has been downloaded more than 500 000 times in less than five years.

Recovery of past Swarm L1B data gaps

15 April 2020

Swarm L1B data gaps registered in the past have been recovered by using the last L1B operational processor. A full list of recovered Swarm data gaps is now available.

EO-CAT software maintenance - 16 April 2020

15 April 2020

A scheduled software maintenance will affect the ESA EO Catalogue (EO CAT) on Thursday 16 April from 09:00 to 13:00 CEST.

Invitation to Tender: CryoSat Thematic Products / Cryo-TEMPO

14 April 2020

ESA is seeking proposals for a new activity aimed at the operational generation and distribution of a collection of CryoSat ThEMatic PrOducts (Cryo-TEMPO) in the areas of sea ice, polar oceans, land ice, coastal areas and hydrology. This activity will build on multiple previous research and development projects and will support a wide community of end-users.

GOSAT data dissemination schedule until 6 May 2020

10 April 2020

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection, the JAXA Tsukuba Space Center workers were requested to work remotely. A new schedule for GOSAT product generation and distribution until 6 May is now available.

EOHelp service closed on 13 April 2020

10 April 2020

The EOHelp service will be unavailable on Monday 13 April, due to the ESA-ESRIN holiday closure.

Satellites and machine learning for water management

09 April 2020

Freshwater is vital to life – but a growing global population, economic development and the effects of climate change are putting mounting pressure on this precious finite resource. Globally, agriculture accounts for 70% of all freshwater consumed, so efficient water management is essential.

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