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    • CFOSAT : what happens before the launch in 10 days?

      2018-10-19

      Ten days before the launch, all operations are nominal at the Jiuquan Space Launch Center in China.

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      CFOSAT: pre-launch workshop

      2018-10-11

      A meeting of CFOSAT pre-launch was held on 8-10 October 2018, at Ifremer in Brest (France).

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      Copernicus Sentinel-3 improves observation of inland waters

      2018-10-05

      While world-class scientists are meeting in the Azores to discuss how satellites have revealed changes in the height of the sea, ice, inland bodies of water and more, the Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite has new reasons to shine.

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      22 September - 5 October 2018 Weeks

      2018-10-05

      The new normal? How climate change is making droughts worse (The Guardian, 03/10/2018) ICESat-2 laser fires for first time, measures Antarctic height (EurekAlert!, 03/10/2018) A rare combination of Category 5 storms in the Pacific (Axios, 02/10/2018) What caused the Indonesia tsunami and could lives have been saved? (The Guardian, 02/10/2018) Terrawatch: why did the quake in Sulawesi cause a tsunami? (The Guardian, 02/10/2018) Scientists solve a Southern Ocean climate change mystery (A...

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      New release of the Finite-Size Lyapunov Exponents (FSLEs)

      2018-10-04

      We are pleased to announce the new release of the AVISO+ dataset Finite-Size Lyapunov Exponents (FSLEs)

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      New release of the Mesoscale Eddy Trajectory Atlas

      2018-09-28

      We are pleased to announce the release of a AVISO+ dataset, the "Mesoscale Eddy Trajectory Atlas" product.

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      Live: 25 years of radar altimetry

      2018-09-21

      The opening session of the 25 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry (Mon 24 Sep 08:55-13:00 UTC) will be live streamed for those who cannot unfortunately attend this event.

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      10 - 21 September 2018 weeks

      2018-09-21

      Keeping score on Earth's rising seas (Nasa's Sea Level, 18/09/2018) Hurricane Florence is a climate change triple threat (The Guardian , 14/09/2018) ICESat-2: Tracking Earth's Ice with Unparalleled Detail (Space.com, 13/09/2018) Antarctique : l’un des plus grands icebergs jamais vus prend le large (Futura Sciences, 18/09/2018) La NASA lance un laser en orbite pour mesurer la fonte des glaces (Le Monde, 15/09/2018) Comment les ouragans sont-ils classés ? (Le Monde, 12/09/2018) Météo: 70...

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      Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut

      2018-09-19

      In September 2018, the hurricane Florence crossed the Atlantic Ocean and hits the US coasts. At the same time, the typhoon Mangkhut, in the Pacific ocean, hits the Chinese coasts. Illustrations from the satellite Sentinel-3A data with the waves height at the passage of these storms.

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      CFOSAT : launch foreseen on October 29th, 2018

      2018-09-14

      The launch of the Chinese/French satellite CFOSAT is scheduled on October 29th, 2018.

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      1 - 9 September 2018 week

      2018-09-12

      China launches satellite to monitor world’s oceans (Spaceflight now, 09/09/2018) Increasing odds that Tropical Storm Florence will threaten East Coast (Axios, 07/09/2018) Climate change could affect human evolution. Here's how. (NBC news, 07/09/2018) Scientists find the reason why part of West Antarctic ice is thickening (Knowridge, 07/09/2018) World's biggest sovereign fund in Norway urges companies to help save oceans (First Post, 06/09/2018) Melting glaciers increasing risk of landsl...

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      Aviso+ Users Newsletter #15

      2018-09-10

      We are pleased to announce you the publication of the fifteenth  Aviso+ Users Newsletter :  CONTENTS:  Project News: Ongoing and forthcoming missions, ongoing developmentsAviso+ User Satisfaction Survey 2018 : What are you telling us ?Toward a new generation of DUACS products with finer resolutionEvents Find all the past newsletters here.

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      6 - 31 August 2018 weeks

      2018-09-03

      The Most Powerful Storm of 2018 Is Headed Toward Japan (Earther, 31/08/2018) How a Battle to Build the Best Weather Model Impacts Everyone on Earth (Earther, 30/08/2018) Future impacts of El Niño, La Niña likely to intensify, increasing wildfire, drought risk (National Science Foundation, 28/08/2018) Arctic’s strongest sea ice breaks up for first time on record (The Guardian, 21/08/2018) Why sea level rise varies from place to place (Science News, 15/08/2018) Humans are pushing the Earth ...

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      World Water Week - 26 – 31 August, 2018

      2018-08-30

      an international meeting on globe’s water issues

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      23 July - 5 August 2018 weeks

      2018-08-07

      2017, nouvelle année rouge pour le climat (Les Echos 02/08/2018) Climat : 2017, année de tous les records (Le Monde 01/08/2018) Les océans toujours aussi chauds, leur niveau toujours plus haut (BFM 02/08/2018) Seuls 13% des océans sont encore sauvages (Le Temps 26/07/2018) Environ 90% des manchots de cette colonie ont disparu, et personne ne sait pourquoi (sciencepost 31/07/2018) Un affaiblissement de la circulation océanique en Atlantique ne ralentirait pas le réchauffement climatique, mai...

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      Visual presentation of the ODATIS Ocean Cluster

      2018-07-30

      ODATIS, Ocean Data Information and Services, serves as the entry point to access all French Ocean observation data. Its general objective is to promote and facilitate the use of ocean observations sampled by way of in situ and remote sensing measurements. ODATIS contributes to describing, quantifying and understanding the ocean as a whole — offshore and coastal — with regard to aspects such as the dynamics and thermodynamics of the ocean, the evolution of its physico-chemical properties, biogeoc...

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      CFOSAT : what happens before the launch in 10 days?

      Ten days before the launch, all operations are nominal at the Jiuquan Space Launch Center in China.

      CFOSAT: pre-launch workshop

      A meeting of CFOSAT pre-launch was held on 8-10 October 2018, at Ifremer in Brest (France).

      Copernicus Sentinel-3 improves observation of inland waters

      While world-class scientists are meeting in the Azores to discuss how satellites have revealed changes in the height of the sea, ice, inland bodies of water and more, the...

      22 September - 5 October 2018 Weeks

      The new normal? How climate change is making droughts worse (The Guardian, 03/10/2018) ICESat-2 laser fires for first time, measures Antarctic height (EurekAlert!, ...

      New release of the Finite-Size Lyapunov Exponents (FSLEs)

      We are pleased to announce the new release of the AVISO+ dataset Finite-Size Lyapunov Exponents (FSLEs)

      New release of the Mesoscale Eddy Trajectory Atlas

      We are pleased to announce the release of a AVISO+ dataset, the "Mesoscale Eddy Trajectory Atlas" product. ...

      Live: 25 years of radar altimetry

      The opening session of the 25 Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry (Mon 24 Sep 08:55-13:00 UTC) will be live streamed for those who cannot unfortunately attend this event...

      10 - 21 September 2018 weeks

      Keeping score on Earth's rising seas (Nasa's Sea Level, 18/09/2018) Hurricane Florence is a climate change triple threat (The Guardian , 14/09/2018) ICESat-2: Trackin...

      Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut

      In September 2018, the hurricane Florence crossed the Atlantic Ocean and hits the US coasts. At the same time, the typhoon Mangkhut, in the Pacific ocean, hits the Chines...

      CFOSAT : launch foreseen on October 29th, 2018

      The launch of the Chinese/French satellite CFOSAT is scheduled on October 29th, 2018.

      1 - 9 September 2018 week

      China launches satellite to monitor world’s oceans (Spaceflight now, 09/09/2018) Increasing odds that Tropical Storm Florence will threaten East Coast (Axios, 07/09/...

      Aviso+ Users Newsletter #15

      We are pleased to announce you the publication of the fifteenth  Aviso+ Users Newsletter :  CONTENTS:  Project News: Ongoing and forthcoming missions, ...

      6 - 31 August 2018 weeks

      The Most Powerful Storm of 2018 Is Headed Toward Japan (Earther, 31/08/2018) How a Battle to Build the Best Weather Model Impacts Everyone on Earth (Earther, 30/08/201...

      World Water Week - 26 – 31 August, 2018

      an international meeting on globe’s water issues

      23 July - 5 August 2018 weeks

      2017, nouvelle année rouge pour le climat (Les Echos 02/08/2018) Climat : 2017, année de tous les records (Le Monde 01/08/2018) Les océans toujours aussi chauds, leur n...

      Visual presentation of the ODATIS Ocean Cluster

      ODATIS, Ocean Data Information and Services, serves as the entry point to access all French Ocean observation data. Its general objective is to promote and facilitate the...

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    • CFOSAT launch is planned on Oct. 29, 2018. Some ideas of what this brand-new satellite concept will enable.
      October 2018: A new satellite to measure winds and waves
    • Information about AVISO+ products latency & quality, satellite status, DORIS beacons status, etc.
    • Teachers and students, follow ocean buoys and animal beacons in the ocean!
    • Download the new AVISOcean application (v2) to help you discover the oceans and altimetry. More than 700 users have already downloaded the app! Join them! Available on Android and Apple.
    • On December 9, 2007 a strong storm hit North-East Atlantic coasts, with wave heights over 14 m. Altimeters helped...
      Atlantic storm
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    • Register to use AVISO+ products.

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