Recap: Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem Thrives at ESA BIC Graz

Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem Thrives at ESA BIC Graz

Last Thursday at Science Park Graz, together with ESA BIC, we presented how the Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem can help your business. Among all potential users of Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem, startups have a special place. The Data Space was built to support efficient upscaling of remote sensing solutions, which is exactly what most startups need. The Business Incubation Centres (BIC) of the European Space Agency (ESA) help startups in the space sector develop their product while connecting them to a network of potential business partners.

The Beginning of the Copernicus Global Land Cover and Tropical Forest Mapping and Monitoring Service

In November 2023, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and a VITO-led consortium signed a four-year framework contract to implement the new Copernicus Global Land Cover and Tropical Forest Mapping and Monitoring service (LCFM) to continue and enhance the 100m Copernicus Global Land Cover layers and provide a dynamic global land cover service at 10m resolution for the years 2020-2026. We are pleased to have been subcontracted to implement the new service.

Copernicus Open Access Hub is Closing End of October 2023

Copernicus Open Access Hub is closing – But you may never want to download a satellite image again.
Many users of Sentinel imagery access the data through the Copernicus Open Access Hub, the former default gateway to download and access data collected under the Copernicus program. However, this is about to change: The new endpoint for accessing Sentinel data is, which provides instant access to the entire Sentinel archive and upcoming imagery. The service provided by Copernicus Open Access Hub will be discontinued at the end of October, and all users will need to migrate to the new service. A migration guide is available here. The former functionality of the Open Access Hub is available in the Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem with minor changes to your code, but new, more efficient solutions are also available.

Join the Webinar: „Introduction to CREODIAS 2.0 - the first commercial element of the Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem"

We are pleased to invite you to attend a webinar „Introduction to CREODIAS 2.0 - the first commercial element of the Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem" on 19th October at 14:00 CEST. From the webinar you will learn how to use the new CREODIAS capabilities that make the platform a unique environment for creating and scaling commercial services using Copernicus data.

Join the Earth Observation Data for Agricultural Monitoring Webinar

Earth Observation has become a vital part of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). With the approaching implementation deadline for Area Monitoring NPAs ought to implement remote sensing into their current workflows. While some Agencies are in the forefront of the CAP reform, many still struggle with expensive field visits, complex workflows and tendering and budgeting planning. Join us at the upcoming webinar on September 20th, 2023 at 10:30 CEST to learn from those who already successfully navigated through the process and will share their lessons learned.

Planet Completes Acquisition of Sinergise; Set to Expand Planet’s Earth Data Platform

We are excited to announce that we are officially acquired by Planet. In March 2023, Planet Labs (“Planet”) and Sinergise Ltd. (“Sinergise”) announced Planet’s intention to acquire the business assets of Sinergise, including Sentinel Hub. As of August 4, 2023, the transaction has been completed and Planet will own and operate Sentinel Hub. Read the press release and blog post for details! Read also a short statement on why we are doing it, what it means for our partners and customers, for the European industry, and for the wider EO community.

MapScaping Podcasts on Laser Communication and AI for Earth Observation

Listen to the MapScaping Podcasts where we introduce a series of talks on the core problems of remote sensing, to help new users of the Copernicus Data Space Ecosystem enhance their background knowledge. We wrote about the first one already in this news post where Gordon Logie from Spark Geo discussed one of the long-standing problems of remote sensing: Does higher spectral resolution always lead to better end products? Now we invite you to listen to Using Lasers to talk to satellites and Computer Vision and GeoAI episodes.


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