What is CREODIAS?

CREODIAS is a seamless environment that brings processing to Earth Observation data. Its design allows Third Party Users to prototype and build their own value-added services and products. Set of pertinent tools guarantees simplicity, scalability and repeatability of any services’ value chain.

CREODIAS provides:

  • Big-data enabled OpenStack cloud platform for processing,
  • 15 PB of Earth Observation data available with instant and local access, 
  • Access to array of Platform as a Service appliances.

Hereunder, high-level layout of the platform is presented.

 

Four applications are the cornerstones for users' activities within the CREODIAS environment:

  • Portal is the main hub for account management and information handling, with FAQs, forum and news feed available.
  • EO Browser is a satellite imagery browser with ability to visualize chosen Earth Observation images.
  • EO Finder is an advanced search engine, designed for selecting products based on sets of specific variables - such as time, place, collection, processing level. It can be accessed with JSON-based API.
  • Cloud Dashboard serves as a tool for overview and management of ones processing resources.

Data processing is fundamental phase in value chain offered with CREODIAS. Pursuing most efficient and favorable solutions, platform offers full set of virtual resources. Virtual Machines with a choice of different operating systems available, easily mounted storage volumes with object storage solutions, virtual network and appliances like firewalls and VPN concentrators. A common authorization and authentication solution can be used to provide a single-sign-on capability to all CREODIAS services.

The Earth Observation data repository covers full data sets of the Sentinel satellite family - full sets of products from Sentinel-1, 2, 3 and 5p. Additionally, Landsat-5, 7 and 8 and Envisat products are available as well.  Copernicus Services are available locally. For detailed descriptions of covered products see Data Catalogue.