We are pleased to publish the seventh Copernicus Sentinel Data Access Annual Report.
This report for 2021 follows directly on from the 2020 report, and analyses the uptake of Copernicus Sentinel data and the performance of the Sentinel Data Access System during the period 1 December 2020 to 30 November 2021 (referred to as Y2021).
By the end of the reporting period, the Sentinel Data Access System was supporting over 490,000 registered users, a daily publication rate of almost 33,000 user-level data/day, and an average daily download volume of 203 TiB. A total of 491 million user-level data had been downloaded by users since the start of data access operations, consisting of a total data volume of 320 PiB (80.5 PiB of them was downloaded during Y2021 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.
The 2021 Copernicus Sentinel Data Access Annual Report is available here.