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Participant list nearly complete

17 Feb 2017, 14:39 UTC
Participant list nearly complete
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We have great news: the #Sentinel2Go SocialSpace participant list is almost complete!
During the open application period ending 1 February, we received some 275 valid applications from 47 countries on all continents (except Antarctica, of course).
#Sentinel2Go Credit: ESA & Remco!
After ranking and assessing all applicants aiming to ensure a diverse and global group, we began issuing invitations on 9 February and have since issued about 140.
Many invitees accepted immediately, some declined immediately and a number of others replied only several days later. We've been keeping an eye on our Gmail account in the past days, and as soon as anyone declined their invite, we issued a new one to someone else on the waitlist.
We have now received confirmations from almost 100 invitees (that's our practical ceiling for participants) and we're just waiting for confirmations from the final few, which we expect to have within Monday, 20 February, when the list will be more or less complete.
The first and most important comment we want to make is: Thank you to every one who applied. We're very sorry that we could not invite everyone – we wish we could!!! Many of you expressed great enthusiasm via social ...

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