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Proba-V Collection 1 - Re-processing completed

10 February 2017

As announced in December last year, a full reprocessing of the Proba-V archive was launched during the summer of 2016 to further improve the Proba-V datasets.

We are pleased to inform users that the reprocessing campaign has now been completed.

The new Collection 1 (C1) dataset includes significant quality improvements with respect to the previous data version Collection 0 (C0):

  • Updated Cloud detection
  • Re-fined radiometric calibration parameters
  • Release of the intermediate L2a products
  • Meta data compliancy to Climate and Forecasting conventions (v1.6)

The Proba-V products are available with a resolution of 1km, 300 m and 100m. The detailed description of the product format is reported in the Product Specification document.

The new C1 dataset is identified by the version number "V101", replacing the old "V001" used previously. Online access to the current collection (C0) will be discontinued by the end of February 2017.

More detailed information on all changes implemented with the reprocessing campaign can be found in the online Products User Manual.

Access to Proba-V products is available through the Product Distribution Portal.

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Sentinel-3B good to go

02 February 2018

After being put through its paces to make sure it is fit for life in orbit around Earth, the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite is ready to be packed up and shipped to Russia for liftoff.
Working on Sentinel-3B
Its twin, Sentinel-3A, has been in orbit since February 2016, systematically measuring our oceans, land, ice and atmosphere. The information feeds a range of practical applications and is used for monitoring and understanding large-scale global dynamics.