The main goal of this research was to detect oil spills, to determine the oil spill frequencies and to approximate oil leak sources around the Oil Rocks Settlement, the Chilov and Pirallahi Islands in the Caspian Sea using 136 multi-temporal Envisat ASAR Wide Swath Medium Resolution images acquired during 2006-2010.

In its fifth year, the Copernicus Masters competition is open again. Ideas for services, business concepts and applications based on satellite Earth observation data are now being accepted.
For the launch of Sentinel-2A, ESA is inviting you to take part in a photo contest focusing on the theme of 'colour vision'. Enter for a chance to win a trip to ESA's operations centre for the satellite's launch event.
Sentinel-1 satellite operations will be paused on Tuesday 14 April from 07:46 UTC to 13:00 UTC in order to perform an on-board maintenance activity. No SAR acquisitions will be performed during this period.
Once in space, Sentinel-2A will open its solar wing to generate the power it needs to carry out the task of monitoring Earth's vegetation. Engineers have recently made sure this move is well rehearsed before the satellite is packed up and shipped to the launch site.
Having orbited Earth more than 5300 times while providing radar vision for Europe's Copernicus programme, the Sentinel-1A satellite has completed a successful first year.

Two downtimes of the Sentinel-1 Scientific Data Hub are foreseen during Week 14 of 2015. The first downtime will occur on Monday 30 March from 09:00-13:00 CET to perform infrastructure maintenance. The second downtime will occur on Wednesday 1 April from 08:00-16:00 CET for an upgrade of the data hub software configuration.

Scientists are making advances in the use of satellite radar data - such as those from the Sentinel-1 mission - to monitor Earth's changing surface.

ESA and the UK Space Agency have signed an arrangement that establishes access to data from the Sentinel satellites, marking a significant step in their exploitation.
The change of Sentinel-1 Level-1 products format has been shifted to 19 March (see news published on 17 March and 10 March for further details).

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