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More data, more users!

Blog post # 3

We reached 9 PB of data on the 30th of September while we average 400 users per day on our platform! To each new visitor, we bid you welcome, and to each returning individual, we are glad that you continue to support CREODIAS.

With this blog post, we would like to provide you a small update to what is currently happening with CREODIAS and the team supporting it. As of mid-September, we have experienced a steady rise of media interest to the possibilities of CREODIAS. To link just a few articles:

About the draught in Poland - INTERIA

How CREODIAS offers up-to-date satellite images in comparison to Google Maps - GeekWeek

In what way can CREODIAS help in verifying farmers and their demands for subsidies - Interia Tech

 

These are only a few, all of which bring the possibilities of CREODIAS to a large field of audience. We also have several TV interviews coming up, so please follow us on Twitter for all matters relating to this.

From conferences, we have attended Industry Space Days in Noordwijk and Panta Rhei in Andau. We are attending this month:

- Copernicus Ecosystem Workshop in Brussels

- Copernicus General Assembly in Brussels

- CEOS in Brussels

- DIAS Info Days in Hague

Apart from the increased media interest, we are receiving numerous questions and offers of cooperation from SMB's and startups, all of which see large potential of expanding their business within the CREODIAS platform. We welcome all and are happy to answer any EO questions that you may have.

If you would like to contact us, feel free at info@creodias.eu

How the platform is developing (welcome Sentinel-5P!)

Blog post # 2

Since its launch in June 2018, our CREODIAS platform has been tested and analyzed extensively by a range of users. We knew that the opportunities offered by our platform would be of interest to organizations operating within the Copernicus field of work, however we have been in contact with  television stations, radio presenters, bloggers with interest in climate and atmosphere change…just to name a few.

As happy as we are with these results, we are confident that it is just the beginning. With the addition of Sentinel-5 Precursor in mid-august, we expect an increase in visitors to our platform. Sentinel-5 Precursor is the first mission of the Copernicus Programme dedicated to monitoring air pollution. Its instrument is an ultraviolet, visible, near and short-wavelength infrared spectrometer called Tropomi. The Satellite is built on a hexagonal Astrobus L 250 satellite bus equipped with S- and X-band communication antennas, three foldable solar panels generating 1500W and hydrazine thrusters for station-keeping.

TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (Tropomi) is a spectrometer sensing ultraviolet (UV), visible (VIS), near (NIR) and short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) to monitor ozone, methane, formaldehyde, aerosol, carbon monoxide, NO2 and SO2 in the atmosphere. It extends the capabilities of the OMI from the Aura satellite and the SCIAMACHY instrument from Envisat.

  • Tropomi will be taking measurements every second covering an area of approximately 2600km wide and 7km long in a resolution of 7x7km.
  • Light will be separated into different wavelengths using grating spectrometers and then measured with four different detectors for respective spectral bands.
  • The UV spectrometer has a spectral range of 270-320nm, the visible light spectrometer has a range of 310-500nm, NIR has a range of 675-775nm, and SWIR has a range of 2305-2385nm.

The instrument was built by a joint venture between the Netherlands Space Office, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research and Airbus Defence and Space Netherlands. The satellite was launched by Eurockot Launch Services onboard Rokot, and although it was originally planned for launch late 2014, due to numerous postponements, it was successfully launched on 13 October 2017.

All Sentinel-5P data is available on both CREODIAS Finder (https://finder.creodias.eu) and CREODIAS Browser (https://browser.creodias.eu). Happy clicking!

CREODIAS Team

Welcome to CREODIAS

We are starting our DIAS platform just now. We hope for CREODIAS to become the main tool for anybody interested in the exploitation of Earth Observation data.

 

Why you should come and try our solution:

  • We provide a unique set of Copernicus EO data immediately available online – currently nearly 7 PB: full Sentinel-1 GRD or RAW, Sentinel-2, Senitnel-3, Sentinel-1 SLC for Europe and soon Sentinel-5p. Additionally 6 months rolling archive of whole world Sentinel-1 SLC. One can also easily and automatically order and get additional data sets onto a special cache solution.
  • It is very easy to start – you have a broad range of services at your fingertips for free: EO product finder https://finder.creodias.eu  and browser https://browser.creodias.eu, EO collection catalogue http://discovery.creodias.eu, knowledge base https://creodias.eu/knowledgebase  of FAQs, manuals and tutorials. After registration (register at https://portal.creodias.eu/register.php ) you can also download products and request a free test credit to check full capabilities of the system (https://creodias.eu/free-service-trials).
  • You can start your processing in minutes/hours rather than days or months. You can select your data and IaaS services, and immediately work with data and present your services to the world: see examples of simple 3rd Party application at http://s2scenes.creodias.eu 
  • Our processing resources are open source (and thus well documented) and compliant with world standards (OpenStack www.openstack.org , CEPH www.ceph.com ), so it is easy to migrate to our DIAS platform. On the other hand you do not risk a technological lock-in – as we offer a standardized solution.
  • As soon as you register and become a customer – even with a free test credit – you can contact our support that will help you to set up your solutions on our infrastructure and will answer your questions. We promptly turn such answers into FAQs to provide documentations for the most common issues.
  • We plan to develop solutions, tools and tutorials also for new and inexperienced users - so that everybody interested in Earth Observation can use and benefit from our platform.

 

Visit our site at https://www.creodias.eu. Check our free resources. Check available data collections at http://discovery.creodias.eu and read about available IaaS resources at https://creodias.eu/what-we-offer. If you are interested in EO data processing and presentation – register at https://portal.creodias.eu/register.php and request a free test credit https://portal.creodias.eu/cart.php?gid=5  .

Check also some example setups at https://creodias.eu/your-processing-environment.

We invite you also to the forum  https://creodias.eu/forum - we hope to gather a community of EO data users – entrepreneurs and scientists, pupils and students, and just enthusiasts.

We ourselves are very enthusiastic about our CREODIAS platform and its potential usefulness to the user community. Let us co-operate in building the new environment for EO data based services.

 

See you soon on the CREODIAS platform,

 

Dr Maciej Krzyzanowski
CEO, CloudFerro