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The Data Access Portfolio Document defines the datasets made available to Copernicus Users in response to their requirements. The complete data offer is described in the Copernicus data access portfolio.

This section describes the Sentinel mission contribution to the applicable data offer; there are 2 types of datasets:

  • CORE datasets: predefined, fixed large data collections for specific applications like sea ice monitoring over predefined areas or European wide land cover assessment; Access to Sentinel data within CORE datasets can be obtained via subscription
  • ADDitional (ADD) Datasets: flexible, on-demand part of the data offer covering multiple and last minute requirements, like observations over volcanoes and emergency events. They represent a large volume of EO data classified by resolution type to cover Copernicus user flexible specifications, e.g. geographical area, processing levels, lead times, delivery mechanisms etc.

More information is available in the Data Access Portfolio (DAP).

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Loss of Sentinel-2A acquisitions on 24 March 2017

27 March 2017

Due to a mission planning anomaly, no Sentinel-2 MSI data has been acquired between 12:43 UTC (orbit 9158) and 16:15 UTC (orbit 9160) on Friday 24 March 2017.

Sentinel-1B unavailability

22 March 2017

Sentinel-1B was unavailable between 21 March 16:23 UTC and 22 March 11:53 UTC, due to a SAR anomaly.

Sentinel-3A SLSTR back to nominal operations

21 March 2017

Further to the news from 16 March, please be informed that since 17 March 2017, 22:26 UTC, the Sentinel-3A SLSTR instrument has been fully recovered.

Sentinel-3A SLSTR anomaly

16 March 2017

Due to an on-board anomaly on Sentinel-3A, SLSTR products starting from 16 March 2017, 00:02:00 UTC are degraded.

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DWH_MG1_CORE_11: Sea-ice monitoring

AOIs included in the predefined observation scenario: Denmark Strait, Davis Strait, - Greenland Sea, Fram Strait, Cape Farewell, Barents Sea, White Sea, Northern Arctic Ocean, Kara Sea, Laptev Sea, Svalbard, Antarctic Peninsula

Sensor mode: IW or EW

Product type: L1 GDR

Data delivery timeliness: NRT 3h or Fast 24h


HR2-MR1_SAR_GLOBAL: Worldwide coverage

Target AOI: All land surfaces from 90° North to 90° South and from 180° West to 180° East (see details in the DAP)

Sensor mode: IW

Product type: L1 GDR plus SLC for specific areas

Minimize CORE Datasets with Sentinel-2 Contribution

HR_IMAGE_2015: Optical HR Pan Europe coverages
Sentinel-2 data will be used for gap filling for the generation of 2 high-resolution coverages of EEA-39 within vegetation season 2014-2015

HR1_OPT_GLOBAL and HR2_OPTICAL_GLOBAL: Optical HR1 and HR2 worldwide coverages
Systematic Sentinel-2 data supply as of 3rd December 2015