On 12 July, the ESA Dunia EO Africa KO event took place with GeoVille as the prime contractor. Their team and partners are working on a Services that will enhance the usage of Copernicus data in Africa. They plan to provide innovative technology solutions that will improve EO data accessibility and exploitation in Africa by leapfrogging infrastructure bottlenecks. They also plan to support the direct interpretation of Copernicus data and develop solutions with low bandwidth consumption and an interface suitable for hand-held mobile devices.

The potential benefits of Earth Observation in supporting sustainable developments in Africa are well recognized. According to Dr. Tidiane Ouattara, on behalf of the African Union Commission, Earth Observation and the monitoring of Africa's abundant natural resources are important for conserving the welfare of current and future generations.

However, Africa remains the lowest user of Copernicus Sentinels data from the ESA dissemination systems at the continental level. To change this reality, Dunia plans to provide users with an application hub, datasets over Africa, user support, and front-end after three months from now.

We are pleased to inform that the Copernicus Sentinel-2 Global Reference Image (GRI) is now available.


Due to a Copernicus Ground Segment issue, the following data was partially lost for Sentinel-5P:

· Datatake S5P-29667

· Datatake S5P-29668

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause to your activities.

Copernicus Sentinel-2 has systematically mapped Earth’s southernmost continent, as part of an ad-hoc acquisition campaign implemented by ESA.

Triggered by a request from scientists working in Antarctica, the campaign is expected to enable a range of investigations into processes impacted by climate change, from long-term ice losses to seasonal snow melt, and many more.

It was completed by Sentinel-2B over a one-month period earlier this year and will be repeated every 12 months during each Austral summer.

The enhanced coverage offered by Sentinel-2B will enable collaborative investigations with NASA's Landsat-8 satellite, which is already systematically covering Antarctica.

Sentinel-2B data collected as part of the campaign could support research completed by the dozens of research facilities located on the continent, including the French-Italian Concordia station on the Antarctic plateau.

The initial request that triggered the campaign came from the University of Grenoble in France, and the data are free and open to all scientists and researchers.

As already announced on 16 June, from 10 July 2023 the S1A RAW fresh data publication will be suspended on the Copernicus Open Access Hub (SciHub ApiHub).

Discover more about the Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem and access the data via

Due to predicted outage for Copernicus Sentinel-3A In-Plane Manoeuvre, SLSTR Products degradation is expected for sensing time from 05/07/2023T07:37:40 to 05/07/2023T07:47:42 UTC.

Due to Copernicus Sentinel-3A Moon calibration, data will be degraded on hereafter products:

  • Copernicus Sentinel-3A SLSTR: products degradation is expected for sensing time from 03/07/2023T19:55:36 to 03/07/2023T20:46:06

  • Copernicus Sentinel-3A OLCI: products degradation is expected for sensing time from 03/07/2023T20:40:18 to 03/07/2023T20:46:06

  • Copernicus Sentinel-3A SRAL: products degradation is expected for sensing time from 03/07/2023T19:55:36 to 03/07/2023T20:27:56

Due to predicted outage for Copernicus Sentinel-3B In-Plane Manoeuvre #079, SLSTR Products degradation is expected for sensing time from 29/06/2023T07:55:34 to 29/06/2023T08:05:51 UTC.

A Collision Avoidance Manoeuvre executed on Sentinel-1A on 25 and 26 June 2023 induced the following unrecoverable loss of data:

  • Datatakes 05E907,05E902,05E905,05E90F,05E909,05E915,05E910 05E90E,05E908,05E913,05E90D,05E8FC,05E8FF,05E920,05E91A,05E90C,05E931,05E92F

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