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Completion of the 2015 HR Optical coverage of Europe (HR_IMAGE_2015)

03 July 2018

Copernicus users are hereby informed that the HR optical dataset acquired around reference year 2015 is completed. Two coverages of EEA39 countries have been acquired within predefined windows corresponding to the vegetation season in 2014-2015-2016 by two missions

Completion of the 2015 VHR Optical coverage of Europe (VHR_IMAGE_2015)

01 June 2018

Copernicus users are here informed that the VHR optical dataset acquired around reference year 2015 is completed and all data are available in the CDS archive

New Ocean Monitoring Indicators provide key reference for climate change

21 March 2018

The Copernicus Marine Service has released a new ocean information product. The Ocean Monitoring Indicators (OMIs) are free downloadable datasets which cover the past 25 years of key variables used in monitoring oceanic trends in line with climate change, including ocean warming, sea level rise and melting of sea ice. This free and open ocean information allows users to track the vital health signs of the ocean over the past quarter of a century.

Release of Data Warehouse phase 2 Data Access Portfolio v2.3

16 March 2018

An update of the DWH phase 2 (2014-2020) Data Access Portfolio is available in the data offer section. This new version of the DAP (v2.3) includes in particular the quota allocation to Copernicus eligible Users for the period 16 March to 15 December 2018 as defined by the Commission.

CQC Publication with “Remote Sensing Letters”

06 February 2018

Data harmonisation is a large part of the work performed by the Copernicus Coordinated Quality Control (CQC) within the Copernicus Space Component Data Access project. Within this task, CQC has reviewed the terminology to be used to identify an EO product on the basis of the corrections applied.

EOLi-SA - New version 9.7.2

19 December 2017

A new version of the Copernicus Client (EOLI-SA/GCL v.9.7.2) has been released and is available for download

Ninth data warehouse (DWH) data supply user satisfaction questionnaire - across Copernicus services providers results

12 December 2017

This report documents the results of the analysis of responses to the 9th Data Warehouse (DWH) Data Access User Satisfaction Survey covering the period of November 2016 to May 2017; it includes recommendations for service improvements and reports on the implementation of recommendations made following the 8th DWH Survey.

Sentinel-1 product format update

13 October 2017

Sentinel-1 users are here reminded that a minor change in the Sentinel-1 product format will occur by the end of 2017/beginning of 2018...

R&D achievements of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS)

11 October 2017

Mercator Ocean have pulished a special issue of the Mercator Ocean Journal #56, which focusses on the R&D achievements of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS).

Pleiades Level-1 product deletion for the VHR_IMAGE_2015 dataset

30 June 2017

Following the re-processing of some Pleiades Level 3 data (see relevant news item published on 9 March), we would like to inform users that some Level 1 data have been affected by this change as the DEM used to process the orthorectified data, was also used as part of the production process for Level 1 Pleiades data delivered to the dataset in the period between October and December 2016.

PROBA-V L2A products now available through CSCDA

22 June 2017

VITO and ESA are pleased to announce the new availability of PROBA-V Level 2A products as part of the Copernicus Space Component data offer, to fulfil in particular the requirements of the Copernicus Global Land Service.

Correct display of VHR_IMAGE_2015 L3 National Projection products over Hungary

19 June 2017

It has recently been determined that orthorectified image products supplied to the VHR_IMAGE_2015 dataset in the projection epsg:27300 HD72/EOV over Hungary are not displaying correctly in common image processing software packages, for example ENVI or QGIS. These data products appear to have been flipped and shifted as a result of transposed image co-ordinates.

Resourcesat-2 and Cartosat-1 contribution to DWH phase 2

05 June 2017

Further to the completion of the European optical MR1 composites (MR_IMAGE_2015) dataset and their contribution to the HR1/HR2 Optical Worldwide coverage (HR_IMAGE_2015) dataset, GAF AG, contributing mission entity to DWH phase 2, presents in the attached maps the extent of the cloud-free coverage achieved with Resourcesat-2 LISS-III and AWiFS sensors during the last three year's summer ([Apr – Sep]) over Europe, and the availability of Cartosat-1 stereo data worldwide. These data are available through GAF and can be ordered by eligible users within the additional standard datasets.

VHR_IMAGE_2015 data availability update

19 May 2017

As CDS nominal operations have resumed, the upload of large volumes of data within the VHR_IMAGE_2015 dataset have restarted on 15/05/2017. Priority is given to the ingestion of Pleiades reprocessed data that should be completed on 22 May.

PROBA-V Mission Extension

05 May 2017

On 07 May, PROBA-V celebrated its fourth year in orbit. VITO is proud to announce that PROBA-V adventure continues, as the mission has been extended at least until the end of October 2019.

Correction and update to DEIMOS-2 INSPIRE.xml Metadata

27 April 2017

It was recently determined that an update to the production of INSPIRE.xml metadata for DEIMOS-2 products has been causing the distribution of products containing an invalid INSPIRE.xml file.

Sentinel Data Access Annual Report 2016

26 April 2017

We are pleased to publish the second Sentinel Data Access Annual Report. This 2016 report takes up from where the 2015 report left off, and analyses the uptake of Copernicus Sentinel data and the performance of the Sentinel Data Access System during the period 1 December 2015 to 30 November 2016.

Release of Data Warehouse phase 2 Data Access Portfolio v2.2

14 April 2017

An update of the DWH phase 2 (2014-2020) Data Access Portfolio is available in the data offer section. This new version of the DAP (v2.2) includes the quota allocation to Copernicus eligible users for the period 16 April 2017 to 15 March 2018 as defined by the Commission. Users are kindly invited to check their quota allocation before submitting new EO data requests as of 16 April. Configuration of the CDS is on-going to include the new figures in the users' personal area. The standard data requests may be handled with short delays in the second half of April, depending on the volume of new requests received.

Update on VHR_IMAGE_2015 data availability

12 April 2017

Further to our news from 9 March and 23 March, the status of the VHR_IMAGE_2015 data availability in the CDS archive is as follows:

  1. The move of the L3 products to be reprocessed is completed. The list of original products and their final location (dataset) is attached.
  2. In parallel, the upload of the reprocessed products is on-going and over 4100 products (out of 14253 to be re-delivered) are already available in their nominal datasets. The replacement is expected to be completed by the end of April.

Calling on data users for success stories

10 April 2017

Calling on all interested users of Sentinel data, who would like to submit their results, turning their experiences into 'success stories'.

If you have a good story to tell, of how any of the Sentinel satellites are producing data that bring benefit to your work and/or to society, please contact the Sentinel Online Editor Malì Cecere at: with your proposals.