Minimize Data Discovery and Download

Data providers implement tasking, processing and delivery based on the received orders. Depending on the required timeliness of data delivery, the products are made available:

  • Directly by the data provider, via FTP or http, this applies to delivery of systematic global missions data (CORE datasets) and emergency activations data (ADDitional emergency datasets)
  • In the Coordinated Data Access system (CDS) archive: this applies to all CORE and ADDitional (standard and emergency) datasets. Direct access to the archive or catalogue interface are implemented:

FTPS access

Direct access to the Coordinated Data Access system online archive (CDS ODA) is implemented via FTPS protocol, using your Single Sing On (SSO) credentials (see Registration section for details); different FTP Client and access methods can be configured, as explained in the Data Download guidelines. When logging in the CDS ODA with your SSO account you will obtain access to all the datasets you have subscribed to in your Copernicus User's Personal Area (see Subscription to Datasets section).

On line catalogue

All data archived in the CDS infrastructure can be accessed via the Copernicus Client (EOLiSA/GCL), a stand-alone tool to be installed on your computer. With the Copernicus Client, queries can be made for a variety of parameter, such as dataset, mission, resolution etc, while identifying your Area of Interest and time period (see Data Download guidelines). Catalogue browsing is open while downloading of products is restricted to eligible and authorised Copernicus users, following implementation of a subscription request (further details are available in the Registration and Subscriptions to datasets section).

The Copernicus Client also provides data discovery capability for the complete archives of the Contributing Missions, as explained in the Data Download guidelines.

Order Monitoring Tool

Data ordered through Standard Data Requests can be accessed directly from your Copernicus Users Personal Area via the Order Monitoring Tool. This tool can be used to check the status of these requests, monitor deliveries and view quicklooks where available as well as providing a direct download link to the available product. More information on submitting Standard Data Requests can be found in the Standard Ordering Guidelines.

Delivery Notifications received via Email

By default, users receive an email notification for any data delivery made as a result of requests submitted by a member of the Copernicus Service or Union Research Project they belong to. These delivery notifications contain relevant information on the mission and product type, size of delivered area as well as a direct download link to the available product on the CDS archive. More information on configuring these notifications can be found in the Standard Ordering Guidelines.