Minimize Geographical Coverage

The SENTINEL-2 satellites systematically acquire data over land and coastal areas in a band of latitude extending from 56° South (Isla Hornos, Cape Horn, South America) to 83° North (above Greenland). Data collection within this region will include:

  • all coastal waters up to 20 km from the shore
  • all islands greater than 100 km2
  • all EU islands
  • the Mediterranean Sea
  • all closed seas (e.g. Caspian Sea).

In addition, the Sentinel-2 observation scenario includes observations following member states or Copernicus Services requests (e.g. Antarctica, Baffin Bay).

Note: Areas of interest going beyond the Mission baseline (as laid out in the Mission Requirements Document) will be assessed, and may be added to the baseline if sufficient resources are identified.