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ESA: CryoSat measures storm surge in northern Europe

Realistic storm surge models play a crucial role when natural disasters strike

During 5 and 6 December 2013, a major storm passed through northern Europe coinciding with a period of high tides in the North Sea and resulting in extremely high sea levels – a ‘storm surge’.

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Fri, 13/12/2013 - 09:48
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54.939
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3.82324

First Sentinel-3 workshop for performance validation

A southern summer bloom

The first Sentinel-3 Validation Team workshop was recently held at ESA’s centre for Earth observation in Frascati, Italy, validating Sentinel-3 data in order to allow to verify their performance on

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 11/12/2013 - 10:13
latitude: 
41.8085
longitude: 
12.6761

Proba-V ready for operations

Proba-V is ready for operations

Launched on 7 May 2013, ESA’s Earth Observation satellite Proba-V has now completed the crucial commissioning phase and declared ready for its operational phase, providing global vegetation data fo

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 10/12/2013 - 11:57
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48.8413
longitude: 
2.30029

Global Space Applications Conference

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Paris
Basic Information
Date: 
02/06/2014 - 04/06/2014
Venue: 
UNESCO Headquarters
Venue Country: 
France
Event Organisers: 

UNESCO, International Astronautical Federation

Co-organisers: 

UNESCO, International Astronautical Federation

Language of event: 
English

This Conference will provide an excellent introduction cutting-edge satellite-based applications.

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48.8496
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2.30626

Access to Sentinel satellite data will be free and open

The Act will allow long-term continued access to data

With the entering into force of the European Delegated Act on Copernicus data and information policy in the coming days, users will be provided free, full and open access of environmental data from

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 21/11/2013 - 15:08
latitude: 
48.8413
longitude: 
2.30029

ESA's GOCE satellite finishes successful career

GOCE was launched in 2009 to map with precision variations in Earth’s gravity

On 11 November 2013, ESA’s GOCE satellite reentered Earth’s atmosphere on a descending orbit while most of it disintegrated, as expected, within the high atmosphere.

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Wed, 13/11/2013 - 16:03
latitude: 
48.8486
longitude: 
2.30029

European Space Agency (ESA)

Annual Report of International Charter Space and Major Disasters published

Flood map for N'Djamena, Chad

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters has launched its

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 25/10/2013 - 10:40
latitude: 
48.8482
longitude: 
2.30443

ESA water satellites track triple superstorms in Asia

Wind speed readings from three different typhoons during 10–15 October 2013.

ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellite, SMOS, captured three superstorms have been affecting Asia over the past three weeks.

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 22/10/2013 - 12:46
latitude: 
9.71212
longitude: 
101.343

SPOT Vegetation: New portal for free satellite data

The portal makes available all VEGETATION products older than three months

The research organisation VITO has launched a new portal that makes accessible SPOT Vegetation data: www.vito-eodata.be.

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Wed, 16/10/2013 - 14:25