Minimize Use Typologies and available Services

This section identifies the Sentinel use typologies and the corresponding services/data access as well as the preliminary steps to accessing Sentinel data.

Minimize Use typologies and dedicated access

The following use typologies are defined for access to Sentinel data:

sentinel data typologies

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Data Hub maintenance on 25 and 26 October 2017

19 October 2017

Maintenance activities affecting the infrastructure of the Data Hubs are scheduled to take place on 25 and 26 October 2017.

Sentinel-3A data unavailability

19 October 2017

Due to an anomaly with the OLCI instrument, Sentinel-3A OLC Level-1 and 2 data products acquired between 01:03:50 and 12:06:34 UTC on 16 October 2017 are missing in both NRT and NTC timeliness.

Sentinel-1A planned unavailability

17 October 2017

In order to perform an onboard maintenance of the Sentinel-1A radar instrument, the satellite will be unavailable on 17 October 2017 from 07:54 UTC to 09:46 UTC.

Forthcoming format evolution and new processing baseline for Sentinel-2 Level-1C products

11 October 2017

Users are informed that Sentinel-2 Level-1C products will start being distributed with a slightly updated format as of 23 October 2017.

Minimize Use Typologies and Available Services

The Sentinel Data Access Infrastructure has been adapted to the needs of the different user typologies, production, archiving and retrieval systems and facilities being operated by ESA, Eumetsat, ESA Member States (MS) or International Partners for the different typologies of data use.

No registration is required for discovery and view services while it is a prerequisite to download Sentinel data. Registration is free of charge.

The available services for each typology of use are listed in the table below.

Use Typology

Free data access to:

Access Points

Service commitment

Copernicus Services

  • NRT/24h and consolidated Sentinels products
  • Different missions archives, including long term
  • On-demand production
  • Access via user available bandwidth to the Copernicus Space Component dissemination backbone
  • EUMETCAST access for Sentinel-3 marine products
  • Dedicated data sets generation (CORE DATASETS e.g. land coverage)
  • Possibility of requesting on-demand production (ADDITIONAL DATASETS)
  • Full time access to emergency services (24h/7/365, incl. rush mode) (for authorized users)
  • Service Desk support through dedicated user account management
  • CCMs data, according to CSCDA Terms and Conditions

- ESA & EUMETSAT catalogues & dedicated servers
- EUMETCAST services for Sentinel-3 Marine

Committed performances

ESA/EU MS National Use

  • A dedicated rolling archive of the NRT/24h and consolidated Sentinels products
  • Access via user available bandwidth to a dedicated dissemination bandwidth with committed reliability and performances 
  • Dedicated support for limited on-request data set generation or on-demand processing

Rolling archive Data Hub server supporting dedicated product discovery and ftp & http downloads

Targeted performances to support ESA/EU Member States

Scientific Use and other use (e.g. commercial, outreach, public)

  • A dedicated rolling archive of a consolidated production baseline  (products availability may be deferred)
  • Access via user available bandwidth to a dedicated dissemination bandwidth ensuring gateway to the scientific GEANT backbone
  • Access configured to avoid resources saturation resulting from massive downloads by a limited user community  (e.g. maximum number of parallel downloads, maximum volume per retrieval,…)

Rolling archive server supporting dedicated product discovery and http downloads, EUMETCAST services for Sentinel-3 Marine

Shared and open resources for scientific and other use accesses

International agreements

  • A dedicated rolling archive of the NRT/24h and consolidated Sentinels products
  • Access via user available bandwidth to a dedicated dissemination bandwidth with committed reliability and performances 
  • Dedicated support for limited on-request data set generation or on-demand processing

Rolling archive server supporting dedicated product discovery and ftp & http downloads, EUMETCAST services for Sentinel-3 Marine

Targeted performances to support EU International Agreements