ENVEO contributed to the new PSTG-SCW (Polar Space Task Group - SAR Coordination Working group) Data Compendium, published today. The document is available from http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/sat/documents/SAT-GEN_PSTG-SAR-CWG-DataCompendium-Apr2016.pdf.

Additional press release information to this document can be found online, e.g. at http://globalcryospherewatch.org/satellites/pstg.html, http://asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/blog/2016/04/22/data-compendium-20-years-of-radar-images.asp and http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/search/images/results.asp?search=compendium


Sentinel-1B satellite is scheduled for launch today! The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft, FFG) made a press release for this event (text only available in german): http://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20160421_OTS0106/neuer-europaeischer-erdbeobachtungs-satellit-startet-am-freitag-ins-all


After showing results on ice velocity mapping on Greenland at the EGU 2016 (18-22.04.2016) in Vienna, Austria, ENVEO was contacted to contribute to a webstory by BBC News on using Sentinel data for observing polar glaciers.

The full webstory is available at http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-36051112.


ENVEO's most recent research work on mapping wet snow cover by means of Sentinel-1 SAR data has been published in in the journal Remote Sensing:

Nager, T., Rott, H., Ripper, E. Bippus, G., Hetzenecker, M. (2016): Advancements for Snowmelt Monitoring by Means of Sentinel-1 SAR. Remote Sensing, 8(4), 348, doi:10.3390/rs8040348.


The 2nd Dissemination Workshop of the EU FP7 project SEN3APP was successfully held on 19 April 2016 at the Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG) in Vienna, Austria. ENVEO presented the new wet snow cover service from Sentinel-1 data over the Alps, as well as fractional snow cover services for the Alpine and the Pan-European area from medium resolution optical satellite data. Additionally, glacier outliines and glacier facies retrieved from a Sentinel-2 scene acquired in August 2015 during the commissioning phase, and glacier ice velocity products over Greenland from Sentinel-1 data were presented by ENVEO.

All workshop presentations, also from other SEN3APP partners, are available from the SEN3APP project website, http://sen3app.fmi.fi/index.php?style=main&page=Workshop_2