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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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A 'toast' to Copernicus Sentinel-2B as it delivers its first images

15 March 2017

Just over a week after being lofted into orbit, the European Union's Sentinel-2B satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the ‘colour vision' it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.
Brindisi, ItalyCrotone, Italy
With a swath width of 290 km, the satellite's first acquisition began over the Baltic Sea and made a strip-like observation through eastern Europe, ending in northern Libya.