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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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Copernicus Sentinel-3B SRAL data now available on the Open Access Hub

11 December 2018

Following successful completion of the Sentinel-3B Commissioning Phase, the L1B and L2 Near-Real-Time (NRT) and L1B, L1A, L1BS and L2 Non-Time-Critical (NTC) and Short-Time-Critical (STC) production of the SAR Radar Altimeter (SRAL) instrument have been published on the Open Access Hub starting from 11 December 2018.

Copernicus Sentinel-3 data unavailability

11 December 2018

Due to a Payload Data Ground Segment network issue which occurred at the PDGS level on 10 December 2018, the Near Real Time Copernicus Sentinel-3A products starting from sensing time 09-12-2018T23:30:00 UTC to 10-12-2018T06:30:00 UTC are delayed, while Near Real Time Copernicus Sentinel-3B products starting from sensing time 09-12-2018T23:00:00 UTC to 10-12-2018T06:45:00 UTC will be missed.

Copernicus Sentinel-3A obsolete products deletion

10 December 2018

As previously announced in the news of 12 November 2018 the obsolete Sentinel-3A SRAL NTC products L1 (SR_1_SRA) and L2 (SR_2_LAN) which overlap those that have since been reprocessed, will be deleted starting from 12 December 2018.

Copernicus Sentinel-1A unavailability

10 December 2018

Copernicus Sentinel-1A was unavailable from 9 December 2018 18:53 UTC to 10 December 2018 08:57 UTC, due to a SAR anomaly.

Minimize CORE Datasets with Sentinel-1 Contribution

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