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The ECV soil moisture data set celebrates one year of users


Since its publication on 18th of June 2012 more than 536 users requested the ECV soil  moisture data set and the demand is steadily increasing. The first birthday of the data set can be celebrated as the success story continues and the demand is growing. Read more »

Fifth progress meeting (PM 5) hosted by ISSI in Bern (13 June 2013)


The fifth progress meeting (PM 5) of the Soil Moisture CCI project was hosted by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern, Switzerland. Besides the project team also international guest speakers were invited. Read more »

CCI soil moisture project mentioned in the "WMO statement on the status of the global climate in 2012"

The United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have recently recognised the importance of the use of Earth observation satellites for soil moisture monitoring and its relevance for global climate modelling. Read more »

The ESA Climate Change Initiative presented in latest Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

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The paper published in the latest issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society presents the CCI programme, outlining its benefit and presenting approaches and challenges for each ECV project. Read more »

Round Robin workshop takes place in Vienna (21 March 2013)

Round Robin

The Round Robin workshop held on 21st of March 2013 at the premises of TU Vienna brought together the participants from the active and passive community participating in the Round Robin activities. Read more »

Soil Moisture CCI holds fourth progress meeting in Vienna (20 March 2013)

Participants of PM 4 Vienna

The fourth progress meeting (PM 4) of the Soil Moisture CCI project took place in Vienna, Austria, on 20th of March 2013. The meeting was hosted by the project’s science lead Vienna University of Technology and focused on the latest scientific achievements. Read more »

Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop at ESA ESRIN in Frascati, Italy, 1-3 July 2013


Register now for the Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop that has the objective to discuss and reconcile recent methodological advances in the validation and application of global satellite soil moisture data. Read more »

Richard de Jeu wins 2012 Boussinesq award


A scientist from the CCI soil moisture project, assistant professor Richard de Jeu of University Amsterdam (VUA), was awarded for his outstanding scientific contributions to hydrological sciences. He gained the Boussinesq award for his development of global soil moisture and evaporation products. Read more »

Members of CCI team co-author article on soil moisture - precipitation feedback in Nature


Where does it rain on a hot day's afternoon? Satellite data prepared by the VU University Amsterdam and the Vienna University of Technology show that soil moisture plays an important role. Through the synergistic use of active and passive microwave sensors the study showed that soil
moisture influences precipitation in a way that is quite different from
what models have predicted so far: convective precipitation is more
likely to occur over drier soils. Read more »

First ECV soil moisture workshop held in Vienna (20. – 21. September 2012)


The 1st workshop on the ECV soil moisture product developed within the CCI soil moisture project took place in Vienna, Austria on the 20th and 21st of September 2012. The workshop was attended by a total of 23 participants from 12 different countries. The main objectives of the workshop were to provide participants with a complete theoretical and hands-on overview on how to access, compare and work with the ECV soil moisture product and to get critical feedback from the users. Read more »

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