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:

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Minimize Latest News

Sentinel-3A data unavailability

24 May 2017

Due to an OLCI calibration activity, the OLCI acquisition will be interrupted from 08:59:30 to 09:05:30 on 26 May 2017.

Sentinel-2A products unavailability from 1 to 3 April - Recovery completed

23 May 2017

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.

Sentinel-2 L1C data availability between March and May 2017

23 May 2017

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.

Sentinels Data Hubs - Nominal operations restored

22 May 2017

Following the Severity 1 Anomaly reported earlier today, we are pleased to announce that the restoration of the Data Hub systems has been successfully completed on 22 May 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