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New publication about the fusion of active and passive microwave observations

A new scientific publication in the ISPRS Annals discusses on a high-level possible approaches for fusing the individual active and passive satellite data. Read more »

Enormous interest in the 30 years ECV soil moisture data: 130 requests in the first month

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Since its publication on 18th of June 2012 about 130 users requested the 30 years of ECV soil moisture data and there are about five new requests daily. After a first analysis of user information provided during registration a clear picture of the usage of the ECV soil moisture dataset emerges. Read more »

Scientists from CCI Soil Moisture project contribute to the latest BAMS special issue

The latest Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) includes contributions from researchers active in the CCI Soil Moisture project. From page 30 to 34 they provide an overview of the state of soil moisture for 2011 and explain the ECV merging strategy for active and passive soil moisture data. The report is available for download from the BAMS publication site. Read more »

Thirty Years of Global Soil Moisture Measurements from Space

The CCI Soil Moisture project is proud to announce the public release of the ECV soil moisture data set generated within the WACMOS and CCI Soil Moisture projects. The global soil moisture data set has been generated using active and passive microwave spaceborne instruments and covers the 35 year period from 1978 to 2013.

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Soil Moisture CCI holds second progress meeting in Amsterdam (6 June 2012)

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The second progress meeting (PM 2) of the Soil Moisture CCI took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 6th of June 2012. The meeting was organised by the project partner Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA) at the premises of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Read more »

Round Robin exercise of the Soil Moisture CCI started

The Round Robin exercise of the Soil Moisture CCI project has officially kicked off on 4th of June 2012 and will last until end of November 2012. The goal of this Round Robin is to encourage the active participation of the international community in CCI soil moisture activities. Any interested person is welcome to participate and develop Level 2 soil moisture algorithms based on the material contained in the Round Robin data package. The Round Robin evaluation will be carried out by members of the CCI soil moisture project consortium. Read more »

Register now for the ECV Soil Moisture Workshop in Vienna (20. - 21. September 2012)

The ECV soil moisture dataset, developed by TU Wien in cooperation with VUA Amsterdam and several partners, is the most complete and consistent global Essential Climate Variable (ECV) soil moisture data record based on active and passive microwave sensing. This workshop will provide participants with a complete theoretical and hands-on overview on how to access and work with this database. Both data providers and soil moisture data users are welcome to join. Read more »

Soil Moisture CCI website launched

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Today the Soil Moisture CCI website was launched. It will highlight the latest research findings in the soil moisture domain and will allow for external user participation and support. The website will also provide an interface for data dissemination and will support project coordination and monitoring. Over time this website will evolve showing new features, news, events and other important issues.

Soil Moisture CCI holds first progress meeting in Zurich (16 March 2012)

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The progress obtained in the first two months of the Soil Moisture CCI was reviewed at the first progress meeting (PM1) held at the premises of the Climate Research Group lead ETH at Zurich, Switzerland. Read more »

Soil Moisture CCI kicked-off in Vienna (17- 18 January 2012)

Participants of KO meeting

The Soil Moisture CCI project was successfully kicked-off during a two day meeting at the premises of the science lead Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria from 17 to 18 January 2012. Read more »

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