CloudFerro, the operator of CREODIAS, is inviting you to enter the 4th edition of the contest “Seize the beauty of our Planet” for the best satellite image of the Earth. This edition's theme is global warming, and the contest motto is "Together for COOL Earth!"

We are looking for the most outstanding satellite imagery depicting the consequences of global warming. All you need to do is to submit an image generated on one of the EO platforms developed / co-developed and operated by CloudFerro - CREODIAS, Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem, WEkEO, CODE-DE or EO-Lab. You can use dedicated software of your choice (e.g. QGIS) to better indicate the area affected by phenomena resulting from global warming.

As in previous editions, winners are selected by internet users, who vote for the best 13 images, and then a Jury, who chooses 3 best images that take the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Go to the contest page on to learn more about the contest and prizes you can win.

A NIR (near-infrared) satellite image of wildfires on Rhodes, Greece, observed on 23 July 2023. Copernicus Sentinel-2 modified data.

CREODIAS provides commercial services for Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem oferred by a Consortium consisting of T-Systems as a leader, CloudFerro, Sinergise, VITO, DLR, ACRI-ST, and RHEA. Payable services include: CloudFerro cloud, T-Systems Open Telekom Cloud, EO based services including VHR imagery, PGaaS, Sentinel Hub, openEO, free trials for most functions and more. Access to CREODIAS is possible using Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem credentials.

The Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem is constantly being developed, providing users with more and more attractive services. Here are some new features introduced recently:

  • Data Workspace, new application for processing and ordering was launched and integrated with Copernicus Browser providing new experience for users.
  • Ordering products from archive – Deferred Access Data is enabled, enriching data offer.
  • Partial download is now available on Copernicus Browser. User does not need to download a full EO product. It is possible to select individual files for downloading.
  • OpenEO API is available []
  • Jupyter Notebooks service was enabled [].
  • Existing traceability service was enriched with new web user interface []. Starting mid-April, new traces were generated for constantly ingested Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, Sentinel-3 and Sentinel-5p products. Now, users can search for traces using web UI, in addition to the previously released traceability API.
  • Sentinel-1 Level 1 GRD Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF are available and accessible for users.

We are thrilled to welcome you to CREODIAS 2.0. 
CREODIAS users will benefit from:

• a new portal and improved UX
• a new billing system
• a new e-commerce system
• a new customer portal
• a new support ticketing system

Customer accounts were migrated to the new billing system. The entire cloud environment was remained unchanged.

CREODIAS 2.0 is the first commercial element of the Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem. Users will benefit from the integration of both portals thanks to e.g., federated identity, access to catalogue, and additional services.

Discover more on Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem | Europe's eyes on Earth.

We are thrilled to announce the introduction of a new Catalogue API for the CREODIAS data catalogue! New API is already accessible. Currently, the new Catalogue API enables users to perform an advanced search within the CREODIAS data catalogue in three well-known standards: OData, RESTO Open Search, and STAC.

Old Finder API (RESTO) will be deprecated in March 2023. New products will only be published until the 20th of February 2023. 

Users can access interfaces under the following links:

Users are encouraged to migrate to the OData interface as the most efficient option. Documentation of the new OData API is available here:

New Catalogue API relies on a completely new database which has been adjusted to European Space Agency's Product Metadata Mapping therefore attributes, especially for Sentinel data, have been reorganized and renamed to match the official ESA documentation. These new attribute names (e.g. productType) and values (e.g. GRD) are present in OData and STAC interfaces. To preserve backward compatibility, both old and new attribute names can be used in the RESTO interface, however only new values can be applied.

To help RESTO users migrate, the linked table contains a comparison of old and new attribute values. The details of new attributes' values are also available under RESTO describe endpoints (e.g. ). 

New Catalogue RESTO interface preserves backward compatibility with the old RESTO (Finder API) in terms of:

  1. Query structure
  2. Names of search options
  3. Names of products' attributes
  4. Response structure in JSON

There is no backward compatibility in terms of attributes' values (e.g. Level 2A, L2, etc).

The following functionalities have been deprecated and will not be available:

  1. Natural Language Queries
  2. Query response in XML
  3. Pretty_query
  4. search.path

Also, we would like to inform you about additional changes in the CREODIAS data repository, that will be introduced due to the migration to new data sources and further adjustments of metadata.
On the 20th of February, the following changes will be introduced:

  1. Product paths for some new Sentinel products will be changed according to the table linked below. Historical data will not be migrated, it will stay under the current paths, therefore it is recommended to use the Data Catalogue to search for products and retrieve product paths from the response generated by the API.

    Example of a changed path in the repository for Sentinel-1 GRD IW products:
    PRODUCT LOCATION FOR ALL DATA INGESTED BEFORE FEBRUARY 20th: /eodata/Sentinel-1/SAR/GRD/2023/02/19/S1A_IW_GRDH_1SDV_20230119Txxxxxx_20230119Txxxxxx_yyyyyy_zzzzzz_wwww.SAFE
    PRODUCT LOCATION FOR ALL DATA INGESTED AFTER FEBRUARY 20th: /eodata/Sentinel-1/SAR/IW_GRDH_1S/2023/02/20/S1A_IW_GRDH_1SDV_20230220Txxxxxx_20230220Txxxxxx_yyyyyy_zzzzzz_wwww.SAFE
  2. As already announced the product types (value of productType field in the metadata) in the new Data Catalogue will change for multiple collections. The most significant change concerns Sentinel-1 where the legacy RAW, GRD, SLC, and OCN types will be changed to more detailed as described in the linked table.
    To allow the users to smoothly migrate from the legacy product types to more detailed product types both new and old values for Sentinels 1,2,3 will be usable in the catalogue search until the end of the migration process to the new Copernicus Data Access Service in June 2023 (
    After the migration, only the new product types will be available.
    This temporary feature will only be applicable for inclusive search (using =/eq in the OData filter). Mapping will not be present for exclusive search (not/not eq).

    Example of changes required for the RESTO API query for Sentinel-2 L1C:


The best performance and flexibility can be achieved when using OData query:
Sentinel-2 L1C:$filter=Collection/Name%20eq%20%27SENTINEL-2%27%20and%20Attributes/OData.CSC.StringAttribute/any(att:att/Name%20eq%20%27productType%27%20and%20att/OData.CSC.StringAttribute/Value%20eq%20%27S2MSI1C%27)%20and%20ContentDate/Start%20gt%202022-05-03T00:00:00.000Z%20and%20ContentDate/Start%20lt%202022-05-21T00:00:00.000Z

Sentinel-1 SLC:$filter=Collection/Name%20eq%20%27SENTINEL-1%27%20and%20contains(Name,%27SLC%27)%20and%20ContentDate/Start%20gt%202022-05-03T00:00:00.000Z%20and%20ContentDate/Start%20lt%202022-05-21T00:00:00.000Z

Once again, we strongly recommend adopting OData as a replacement for the legacy RESTO API to unlock the full potential of the new CREODIAS data catalogue.
Documentation of the new OData API is available here:

Please be advised that if you have any questions about the new Data Catalog API or experience any problems or errors while implementing the changes or testing applications using the new catalogue after the February 20 changes, please contact our customer support department at