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Soil Moisture CCI contributes to the US National Climate Assessment

The US National Climate Assessment report highlights the importance of soil moisture for the water cycle and its changes due to climate change. The report features the CCI Soil Moisture product on page 72 - 73, showing changes in annual surface soil moisture per year from 1988 to 2010 for the United States.

INVITATION to contribute to a SPECIAL ISSUE in JAG

This is an announcement to contribute to the Special Issue “Advances in the Validation and Application of Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture” Read more »

8th progress meeting held on 27th May 2013 in Vienna

The 8th progress meeting (PM 8) of the Soil Moisture CCI project was hosted by the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) in Vienna, Austria. Read more »

Nature Research Highlight: Detecting rainfall from the bottom up

We are happy to inform, that our research on

Soil as a natural rain gauge: Estimating global rainfall from satellite soil moisture data
by L. Brocca, L. Ciabatta, C. Massari, T. Moramarco, S. Hahn, S. Hasenauer, R. Kidd, W. Dorigo, W. Wagner, and V. Levizzani
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 119
doi: 10.1002/2014JD021489 Read more »

Start a scientific career in the context of Earth Observation and Climate research - APPLY NOW

On behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA), we are pleased to invite you participate to the first Call for Research Proposals of the Living Planet Fellowship. This initiative represents the follow-on of the successful Changing Earth Science Network. Read more »

Soil moisture and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus


In recent years, the Water-Energy-Food Nexus has become a ‘hot topic’ at international conferences, workshops and debates. Soil moisture has a great potential benefit for the W-E-F nexus and a global soil moisture monitoring system that captures spatial and temporal trends in moisture conditions is of importance. Read more »

Register now - 2014 Satellite Soil Moisture Validation & Application Workshop in Amsterdam


The Satellite Soil Moisture Validation & Application Workshop will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands,  from 10 - 11 July 2014.

This workshop is a follow up of the 2013 soil moisture validation and application workshop held in Frascati ( Read more »

CCI Soil Moisture team meets for the seventh progress meeting and annual review on 12th and 13th December 2013

CCI Soil Moisture Team at NILU

The seventh progress meeting (PM 7) and Annual Review of the Soil Moisture CCI project was hosted by the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) in Oslo, Norway. Read more »

ENSO dominates multi-decadal dynamics in terrestrial evaporation

Modified from Miralles et al. 2013

A recent study funded by the European Space Agency has just been published in Nature Climate Change (Miralles et al., 2013). The work uses satellite data of terrestrial evaporation (ET), together with independent observations of soil moisture and NDVI, to uncover a strong link between ET and the dynamics of the El Niño-La Niña cycle. Read more »

BAMS 2012 State of the Climate Report released with contributions from CCI Soil Moisture scientists

Soil moisture anomalies for the year 2012 from the ESA’s CCI satellite-based soil moisture product

The latest Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) State of the Climate Report 2012, published in August 2013, includes again contributions from scientists active in the CCI Soil Moisture project. Read more »

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