The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) uses SENTINEL-2 data to provide high resolution Ocean Colour products (e.g. for coastal applications in order to better characterise the state of the coastal zones). The main goal is to support the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) Directive, and Regional Seas Conventions (e.g. Barcelona Convention/Mediterranean).

In addition, SENTINEL-2 imagery is used as a key source of information for periodic validation of products derived from SENTINEL-1. In particular for:

  • Iceberg detection and monitoring
  • Arctic sea routes monitoring

Learn more about the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service

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