Land Monitoring

Sentinel-2 MSI User Guide - Land Monitoring

The SENTINEL-2 mission provides support to land monitoring services and, with its twin-satellite capability, will ensure frequent and systematic coverage to support the mapping of land cover, classification and change maps, and accurate assessment of geophysical parameters.

The acquired data, mission coverage and high revisit frequency enables provision of geoinformation at local, regional, national and international scales.

The acquisition of SENTINEL-2 data will provide data complementary to missions such LANDSAT, SPOT/VEGETATION and ENVISAT/MERIS sensors. The data is designed to be modified and adapted by users interested in thematic areas such as:

  • spatial planning
  • agro-environmental monitoring
  • water monitoring
  • forest and vegetation monitoring
  • land carbon, natural resource monitoring
  • global crop monitoring.

High level products generated by users from SENTINEL-2 data will provide an extensive range of parameters characterising vegetation, the energy budget and the water cycle. The acquired data will enable systematic monitoring and mapping of variations in global geophysical properties resulting from human pressure and seasonal variability.

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