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

Minimize Latest News

Major infrastructure maintenance on all Data Hubs: temporary data access provision

27 July 2017

There will be a major maintenance of the Sentinels Data hub services on Tuesday, 01 August 2017. The maintenance window will start at 06:30 UTC (08:30 CEST) and is expected to finish at 16:00 UTC (18:00 CEST).

Update on temporary unavailability of Sentinel-2 data

18 July 2017

Referring to the news of 14 July 2017, users are informed that the dissemination of Sentinel-2B products in the Sentinel-2B PreOps Hub resumed in the morning on Monday 17 July.

Temporary unavailability of Sentinel-2B products in the data hub

14 July 2017

As a consequence of a ground segment anomaly, the publication of Sentinel-2B products in the S2B PreOps Hub is temporarily interrupted as of today 14 July, with last available products dated 13 July around 06:30 UTC sensing time. The data dissemination is expected to resume as of Monday 17 July.

Sentinel-1B unavailability

10 July 2017

Sentinel-1B was unavailable on 08 July 2017 between 05:21 UTC and 10:15 UTC, due to a SAR anomaly. No data were generated during this period.

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