December 11th and 12th : MAG meeting #4

The CIMR Mission Advisory Group will gather at ESA ESTEC for the 4th time.

Agenda includes the consolidation of Mission Requirement Document, progress of Phase A/B1 activities (Preliminary Requirement Review), orbit characterization, validation campaign, etc...

Two invited experts:

  • Simon Yueh, NASA JPL, about SMAP, and SMAPVEX19
  • Kari Luojus, FMI, about terrestrial snow water equivalent (SWE) from CIMR

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New CIMR-related figures

Tb signatures at CIMR frequenciesNew figures and plots illustrating the CIMR mission are available from the "Resources / Figures" menu. The list will be populated on irregular basis, check it out from time to time..

A new Copernicus webpage for EU and the Arctic

CIMR is "the top-priority concept of mission" for monitoring the polar and Arctic regions: http://copernicus.eu/copernicus-arctic-region

CIMR compared to other PMRs

What frequencies will be on-board CIMR, and what spatial resolution can we expect? A new diagram compares the planned CIMR capabilities with those of MWI and AMSR2. Press "Read more" for a larger version, and more context.

Would your service, application or science benefit from those channels? Tell us about it here.

Final versions of the EU Polar Expert Group reports made available

EU just published the final versions of the Polar Experts Group reports (PEG I and PEG II).

In the PEG II report, the expert group recommends to retain as first priority the proposed Imaging PMR concept, implemented by CIMR.

September 13th and 14th : MAG meeting #3

The CIMR Mission Advisory Group will gather at ESA ESTEC for the 3rd time.

Agenda includes the consolidation of Mission Requirement Document, progress of Phase A/B1 activities, trade-offs, validation campaign, etc...

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A rapidly changing Arctic : ice-free north of Greenland !

The area north of Greenland has long been home for the thickest sea ice in the Arctic Ocean (and thus on Earth). The changing climate and increasing melt in the Arctic are now changing that.

During last week, winds pushed fragile sea-ice off Greeland's northernmost coast, and opened an area of ice-free ocean. An earlier such event had happened late February this year.   Because they fragilize the thick sea-ice cover close to the coast, such events can have strong implications on the total Arctic sea-ice volume at the end of the melt season (september).

 

CIMR as a support to the EU Arctic Policy

DYK? CIMR is designed to support the EU Arctic Policy.

Read more about the EU Arctic Policy and learn more about the CIMR concept here.

June 25th and 26th : MAG meeting #2

The Mission Advisory Group (MAG) for CIMR will meet for the 2nd time in ESTEC, June 25th and 26th.

They will discuss the retrieval algorithms for the CIMR objectives (Sea Ice Concentration, Thickness, Drift, Sea Surface Temperature, Salinity, etc...), and the progress made by the two Phase A/B1 industry consortia so far. 

CIMR enables monitoring polar ocean surface temperatures

Read how CIMR will be a game-changer for measuring Arctic Ocean Sea Surface Temperature (SST), a crucial parameter for operational Arctic weather and met ocean forecasts!

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