Remote sensing and satellite imagery have become common use in monitoring and modelling of various biological and physical characteristics of Earth - now Copernicus Sentinel-1 is giving a new approach for monitoring the evolution of shorelines.

We are pleased to publish the fourth Sentinel Data Access Annual Report. This report for 2018 follows directly on from the 2017 report, and analyses the uptake of Copernicus Sentinel data and the performance of the Sentinel Data Access System during the period from 1 December 2017 to 30 November 2018.

The Living Planet Symposium will take place next week from 13 to 17 May in Milan. ESA is taking the opportunity to invite you to provide feedback on your experience with, and future needs for, data that ESA offers.

One of the main threats for soil degradation is the decline of soil organic carbon—the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites are currently being exploited to monitor soil conditions in croplands, in turn supporting the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union.

Due to a Ground Segment anomaly Copernicus Sentinel-3A data belonging to the orbit 16654, corresponding to the sensing time window 2019-04-29 15:01:00 UTC to 2019-04-29 16:41:00 UTC, are missing.

Due to an issue at Ground Segment  level on 27 April, following Near Real Time Copernicus Sentinel-3A data related to orbit 16623 have been missed:

  • SLSTR  from 20190427T10:54:25 UTC to 20190427T12:34:25 UTC
  • SRAL from 20190427T10:53:42 UTC to 20190427T12:34:25 UTC
  • OLC from _20190427T10:52:23 UTC to 20190427T11:36:44 UTC.
On 6 May 2019, a new Processing Baseline (02.12) will be deployed for the Copernicus Sentinel-2 Level-2A products.

Due to an issue occurring at Ground Segment level on 27 April 2019, following Near Real Time, Short Time critical and Non Time Critical Copernicus Sentinel-3A data related to orbit 16623 have been missed:

  • SLSTR  from 20190427T10:54:25 UTC to 20190427T12:34:25 UTC
  • SRAL from 20190427T10:53:42 UTC to 20190427T12:34:25 UTC
  • OLC from _20190427T10:52:23 UTC to 20190427T11:36:44 UTC.

The Sentinel Hub Custom Script Contest is a remotely run hackathon engaging data scientists, remote sensing scientists, students (from high school to university), and the general public worldwide to produce and share interesting (and new) algorithms to process Earth Observation data.

If you are interested in participating, the contest will end on 5 May 2019, so submit your entry soon.

The Copernicus Sentinel-1A and -1B satellites have been restored to nominal operations on 18 April at 15:00 and at 15:50 UTC, respectively.

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If you have a good story to tell, of how any of the Sentinel satellites are producing data that bring benefit to your work and/or to society, please contact the Sentinel Online Editor Malì Cecere at: with your proposals.