21 results for 'Jason'
Jason-CS Programme enters into force – two months ahead of COP 21
The Jason Continuity of Service (Jason-CS) optional programme of EUMETSAT entered into force on 9 September 2015.
Jason-2 ceases operations
After more than 11 years in orbit and well beyond its mission baseline Jason-2 ceased operations on 1 October 2019.
Global sea level rise monitoring secured for next decade
The transatlantic Jason-3 Programme has now been approved by EUMETSAT Member States thus ensuring a continuation of the series of measurements made by the Jason-2 satellite and its predecessors in support of meteorology, operational oceanography and in particular the monitoring of the sea level trend, a key indicator of climate change
Continued high precision measurement of Earth’s sea level is assured
The most accurate source of measurements of the Earth’s rising sea levels – the Jason-3 satellite mission – will continue for at least two more years from today after the extension of its mission.
What’s new in the ocean monitoring world
From new satellites to Minecraft models – a lot has been happening in the world of ocean monitoring from space in 2016… here are some highlights.
Prolific Sea-Observing Satellite Turns 10
An international oceanography satellite that is tracking the ongoing rise in global sea level marks its 10th year in orbit today.
Europe honours US Earth scientist
The first spacecraft in the next-generation of a joint US-European satellite mission monitoring global sea level rise will be named after retired NASA scientist Mike Freilich, in honour of his decades-long championing of Earth science.
International science meeting discusses achievements and prospects for Ocean Altimetry
Under the motto ‘New era of altimetry, new challenges’ the 2016 meeting of the international Ocean Surface Topography Science Team (OSTST) starts today in La Rochelle, France.
EUMETSAT Director-General to discuss future satellite missions at EISC
Taking place in Berlin this year under German chairmanship, the 21st European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC) is an opportunity to present EUMETSAT’s views on the continuity of our programmes, our cooperation with Copernicus plus EUMETSAT’s plans for benefitting from opportunities raised by new space technologies, i.e. through small satellite missions.
The launch of Sentinel-3B opens a new era for operational oceanography
The successful launch this evening of the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite from Plesetsk, Russia, will establish the European backbone of a space-based, global ocean monitoring system at the service of operational oceanography.
An “experiment” 28 years ago proves its worth
The “most successful ocean experiment of all time” began 28 years ago today, with the launch of the first joint European-US satellite designed to map ocean surface topography – TOPEX/Poseidon.