Minimize PI Registration

A new log in and registration process has been introduced with EO-DISP for Principal Investigators. All PI activities in Earth Online require you to be logged in to a valid Earth Observation Single Sign-On (EO-SSO) account, as most PIs already do. If you don't have an account, however, see here: How to register a EO-SSO account

If you were already registered with the EOPI, your legacy data – projects, submissions, reports etc. - is still in the system. This document describes how to:

  1. Logon to EO-DISP with your EO-SSO account
  2. Perform fast registration for accessing free, open datasets
  3. Submit a project proposal for obtaining restricted datasets
  4. Map your legacy projects to your new account

1. Login and Access myEarthOnline

All PI activities in the system require you to be logged in to a valid Earth Observation Single Sign-On (EO-SSO) account. If you don’t have an account, see: How to register a SSO account. All your PI data and information can be found in the myEarthnet part of the site.

To log on and access myEarthnet:

Step 1: Click "Login My EarthOnline" at the top of the page


Step 2: Login with EO-SSO Credentials

Enter your EO-SSO username and password and then click "Login"


You are now logged on to the system, and can access your personal area, MyEarthnet.

Step 3: Click "My EarthOnline" button at the top of the page


You are now in your personal area, and will be presented with your projects, your personal registration information, and the free, online data sets you have registered for:

The entry page always displays the 'My Projects' portlet. It displays all projects (submissions), for which you are registered as PI or administrator.

For evaluators, the 'My Evaluations' portlet is displayed. It lists all pending evaluations. Old (inactive) evaluations are not listed and not accessible to the evaluator anymore.

For those users with registration or one or more proposal submissions, the 'My Online Data' portlet displays all subscribed free dataset products.


Step 4: Verify your personal data is correct

The first time you access MyEarthOnline with your EO-SSO account, you should check your data:

Check that your personal registration information (under the 'My Online Data' header) is complete and correct. If it is not, click the Modify button to amend the details.

eodisp entry page

Check that your legacy projects are all listed under MyProjects.

Step 5: Click the "Logout" button at the top of the page

eodisp logout

Once you are finished with your session, you may logout of My Earthnet, simply by clicking the "Logout" button at the top of the page.

2. Perform Fast Registration to get free and open online data

Step 1: Click on the "Get Data" option for the product you require

The ESA data policy foresees two main categories of data: Datasets that are open, free, and available online, and restricted datasets.

For the first category of data it is enough to perform a minimum, fast registration in the system. The fast registration is performed by completing the few fields in the 'My Online Data' portlet.

eodisp get data screen

These are the steps to obtain online data from the free and open sets:

Step 1. Select the ESA or TPM datasets by clicking the 'Add ESA Product' or 'Add TPM Product' buttons.

Filter your search by satellite and instrument to obtain a list of available products and you may repeat this step until you have selected all the sets you require.

Step 2: Tick the Terms and Conditions checkbox at the bottom of the page, and then submit.

eodisp get data screen

For most datasets you will receive the information to access the data in an email immediately. In addition, the access information will be contained in the My Online Data list, as shown below. User name and password can be visualized by mouse-over - in the example below, the access information for a CryoSat data set is displayed by placing the cursor over the 'Click Here for Download' link.

eodisp product registration screen

Note: Some online datasets require personal access to third party systems. In this case you will receive an email from the ESA order desk with this information within a few days.

Note:Some of the hyperlinks point to ftp servers. It is preferred to access these from the command lines.

Note that you can also get the online data through the product descriptions. To do this:

Step 1: Navigate to the required dataset through the Data Products area

eodisp product registration screen

Step 2: Click on the "Get Data" option for the product you require

eodisp product registration screen

3. Submit a project proposal to obtain restricted data

If you want to gain access to restricted datasets, you must submit a project proposal. Here's how:

Step 1. Click the New Project button

eodisp product registration screen

Then follow the instructions for the proposal as listed on the page, demonstrated in the below image:

eodisp product registration screen

4. How to Map your Existing Projects

If all of your legacy projects are not visible in the My Projects portlet, you may map them yourself. Here's how:

Step 1: Click on the 'Map Other Projects' button in the 'My Projects' portlet

Step 2: Log in with your old EOPI account user name and password

Step 3: Follow instructions to map your legacy projects to your new account