Data Access Description
The Sentinel Data Access section provides high level information regarding the Copernicus Space Component Data Access (CSCDA) and introduces the Sentinels as Contributing Missions to the Data Access Portfolio. It guides the user through the process of registration to become a Copernicus user, further detailed in the Copernicus Data Access web portal, and focuses on the Sentinel products availability and access mechanisms.
As the data access infrastructure deployment proceeds, the content of this Data Access section will evolve to include the latest information.
Access to Sentinel data is free, full and open for the broad Regional, National, European and International user community; data access mechanisms have been tailored to address the different requirements of the various use typologies.
Referring to the news of 03 April 2017, users are informed that the recovery of all impacted sensing orbits from 9266 to 9296 has been completed and the relevant Sentinel-2A products are available in the data hubs.
Users are informed that the Sentinel-2 Ground Segment suffered a sporadic anomaly between March and May 2017 included, leading to an incomplete dissemination of production with about 11% of products missing throughout the period.
The periods of April and May have already been recovered and all of the production for those two months is now available for download; the recovery for the month of March is on-going and is expected to be complete by 26 May.
Copernicus Space Component
The European Space Agency is operating the Copernicus Space Component for the implementation of EO data access from the fleet of satellites contributing to the programme.
Since 2008, access to data from over 40 European and international space missions operated by national agencies or commercial entities has been granted to eligible Copernicus Users. With the progressive availability of Starting in 2014, the dedicated Sentinel missions developed by ESA, are to become Copernicus Contributing Missions (CCMs), enlarging significantly the overall operational Earth Observation capability needed is considerably enlarged to support fulfil the needs of the Copernicus Services.
ESA implements and operates the Coordinated Data Access System (CDS) and the interfaces with all the Contributing Missions, for an harmonized data provision service to the Copernicus Users, and to support the building of the datasets defined within the Data Access Portfolio (DAP).
The Copernicus users access the EO data according to access rights defined per user category; the Data Access Portfolio (DAP) describes the data offer as a series of EO data collections (datasets) and the conditions (i.e. data licensing, ordering mechanisms, product types available, delivery timeliness, data access mechanisms) under which they are accessible.
The Services Coordinated Interface (SCI) is the interface for all Copernicus Users for Sentinel users' support. In addition the Desk coordinates the provision and access to Contributing Missions data as defined in the Data Access Portfolio.
While Sentinel dedicated information is available in the present pages, the CSCDA website is the entry point for Copernicus Services to obtain information regarding the global data offer, available tools and data provisions status.
The SCI is available for support at EOSupport@copernicus.esa.int