IOCCG Training Courses

Preparations for the NATO/IOCCG-sponsored training course to be held in Turkey from 11-22 September, 2000, are in the advanced stages, with students from the region already selected. In addition, the IOCCG is planning to sponsor two other courses in the near future: a five-day course in Thailand from 11-15 December, 2000 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), and a two-week course in Ahmedabad, India, from February 12-23, 2001.
A limited number of scholarships will be available for both courses.
For more information on these courses consult the IOCCG training pages.
Image provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE.

MODIS Update

The MODIS Data Support Team (MDST) is making major system hardware and software updates in preparation for the public release of the MODIS atmosphere and ocean products scheduled for October 1, 2000. As more specific information becomes available it will be placed on the MDST web site, which also contains a list of the data products and their release dates.
Please contact MODIS User Services for assistance accessing MODIS Data (i.e., user registration, user order interfaces) and for help using specific MODIS data.
Some stunning, new MODIS images can be found on the Earth Observatory image index page.
Aqua (FM1) Mission Status:
This mission has a payload of six instruments including a MODIS sensor, and is described in detail at: Testing on the instrument is complete and is installed on the spacecraft. The current launch date for this mission is December 2000.

SeaWiFS Receiving Station in Kenya Operational

A new SeaWiFS receiving station in Malindi, Kenya is now operational and receiving images. For a list of SeaWiFS ground receiving stations consult the SeaWiFS website.
Another new feature on the site is the interesting "Design your own SeaWiFS Globe" page. The SeaWiFS project also has some staffing vacancies, for a calibration/validation programmer/analyst, a data system programmer/analyst and a SeaDAS programmer. Information can be obtained by emailing Fred Patt. Finally on the subject of SeaWiFS, the 'What's new?' page now is a part of the Announcements page.
Image provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE.
More Earth Observatory Articles

The excellent Earth Observatory website has several more ocean-colour related articles on their website. A new article by Laurie J. Schmidt looks at the work of Kevin Arrigo at Stanford University.
Image provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE.

Workshops, Conferences
and Training Courses

An update to the "2001: An Ocean Odyssey" conference to be held in Mar del Plata, Argentina from October 21-28, 2001 has been made. Abstracts may now be submitted online, the deadline for submissions is February 28th, 2001. All of the information on submissions can be found on the meeting website, which has also been updated with information on symposia, special events and scientific tours.

The 2001 AVIRIS (Airborne Visible InfraRed Imaging Spectrometer) Earth Science Workshop is planned for February 6 to 9, 2001 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, USA. More details will be posted shortly on the AVIRIS website.

ERS - ENVISAT SYMPOSIUM - Looking down to Earth in the New Millennium, Gothenburg, Sweden, 16 - 20 October 2000
Since the launch of ERS-1 in 1991, ESA has hosted a number of successful Symposia and Workshops. The fourth Scientific Symposium - jointly hosted by ESA and Chalmers University of Technology - is meant to cover both the ERS and Envisat missions.
The Symposium is open to all interested parties, from scientists to operational commercial users and service providers. It will offer an opportunity to appraise the current status of ERS applications and to explore future applications of Envisat.
More details, including deadlines and registration, can be found on the Symposium website.

For a more detailed list of workshops refer to our workshop page, and for training courses, our training page.


More new references added on August 10th. To go to the new references page, click here. The bibliography pages have also been updated.

Employment updates

New jobs in Colorado, USA, Plymouth, England and Canberra, Australia are the most recent postings to our employment page.

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