We are pleased to publish the sixth Copernicus Sentinel Data Access Annual Report. This report for 2020 follows directly on from the 2019 report, and analyses the uptake of Copernicus Sentinel data and the performance of the Sentinel Data Access System during the period 1 December 2019 to 30 November 2020 (referred to as Y2020).
By the end of the reporting period, the Sentinel Data Access System was supporting over 380,000 registered users, a daily publication rate of over 38,700 products/day, and an average daily download volume of 405 TiB. A total of 405 million products had been downloaded by users since the start of data access operations, consisting of a total data volume of 240 PiB (82.8 PiB of them was downloaded during Y2020 alone). The report provides the detailed statistics behind these numbers, as well as examining the demographics of users, the status of agreements with collaborative and international partners, the challenges and solutions found by the Data Access Operations team in publishing and disseminating such huge volumes of data and evolving the System to cope with them, and the outlook for the future.
Download the 2020 Copernicus Sentinel Data Access Annual Report