Phytoplankton Blooms spotted by Sentinel-3

Removal of Sentinel-3 OLCI Level-1 Full Resolution NRT data from EUMETCast Satellite

Phytoplankton Blooms spotted by Sentinel-3
Phytoplankton Blooms spotted by Sentinel-3

Sentinel-3 OLCI Level-1 Full Resolution (FR) Near Real Time (NRT) data will be removed from EUMETCast Satellite in July 2021.

Last Updated

07, December 2020

The planned date for the removal of OLCI Level 1 FR NRT data from our EUMETCast Satellite service is 29 July 2021.

Alternative services to access these data are available:

 Coccolithophores in the Barents Sea, using Sentinel-3A OLCI Level 1 data from 30 July 2018.
Figure 1: Coccolithophores in the Barents Sea, using Sentinel-3A OLCI Level 1 data from 30 July 2018.

Copernicus Online Data Access (CODA) service, an online rolling archive with https access to Sentinel-3 data.

Any user can access the CODA service, using their Earth Observation Portal (EOP) account credentials. It is possible to access CODA via API, examples using command line for Linux and Python scripting are available.

EUMETCast Terrestrial functions like the EUMETCast Satellite service, but using a terrestrial network instead of a satellite network. The network used is the National Research and Education Network (NREN) and the G√ČANT infrastructure.

Only organisations eligible for access to a NREN can access the service, if the NREN supports multicasting. If you are, for example, an academic user and your organisation fulfills this condition, then you have the possibility to access the data via EUMETCast Terrestrial:

Note: EUMETCast Terrestrial is currently a demonstration service, expected to become operational in the first quarter of 2021.

EUMETView service: In addition to the above data access options, we provide an OLCI L1 RGB imagery service via our EUMETView service.

In anticipation of the removal of the OLCI L1 FR NRT data from EUMETCast Satellite, we encourage users to start preparing for using the available alternative services.

Note: From today (17 Sept 2020), registration via our Earth Observation Portal (EOP) to receive these data on EUMETCast Satellite is no longer possible.

For any questions, contact our User Service Helpdesk.