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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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Sentinel-3A ground segment anomaly resolved

14 December 2017

Following the announcement earlier today, the anomaly affecting the Sentinel-3A ground segment has now been resolved.

Accessing Copernicus data made easier

14 December 2017

Thanks to the European Union's Copernicus programme, vast quantities of satellite data are freely available to manage the environment and benefit European citizens. While this offers a wealth of opportunities, downloading and storing these data involves some complex logistical challenges - but this is about to change.

Sentinel-3A data unavailability

14 December 2017

Due to a Sentinel-3A Ground Segment anomaly, SRAL Level 2 NRT and STC products are missing or delayed from 13 December 2017 at 08:30 UTC. There is an on-going investigation of the root cause.

Sentinel-3A data unavailability

12 December 2017

Due to a Sentinel-3A Ground Segment anomaly on 12 December 2017, the publication of NRT products have been delayed from 05:45 to 11:30 UTC.

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