The Copernicus Users Information Day is coming soon
In 2015, EUMETSAT will support the commissioning of the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite by ESA, following its expected launch in October. EUMETSAT will also start to extract marine products at its multi-mission facilities in Darmstadt and to deliver these, as well as other products from Jason-3, EUMETSAT and other third party missions from the US, China, India, in a unique data stream available across the EU and EUMETSAT’s Member States.
To prepare users to access this unique and integrated Marine data stream, the European Commission and EUMETSAT are jointly organising a “Copernicus Users Information Day”, planned to take place at EUMETSAT Headquarters (Darmstadt, Germany) on 11 September 2015.
The focus of the day will be on ensuring that users are well prepared to set-up the infrastructure they need to get access to the Copernicus Marine data stream.
The Information Day will start with a presentation by ESA and EUMETSAT of the overall concept of Sentinel-3 operations and products generation. The rest of the day will focus on the Marine mission operated by EUMETSAT.
The Sentinel-3 Marine Mission products and data access will be demonstrated, as well as their integration with Marine data from EUMETSAT and third-party satellites. Dedicated sessions will provide detailed information on the data dissemination plans of EUMETSAT, relying on high-speed networks like GEANT, as well as on EUMETSAT’s operational EUMETCast multicasting service based on European commercial telecommunication satellites and the latest Digital Video Broadcast (DVB-S2) standard.
EUMETSAT will also demonstrate a series of web-based services, which have been developed to support users in the access and exploitation of the Marine data. Through these systems, EUMETSAT intends to provide a flexible Marine data service (e.g. low or high volume, content and format), including Sentinel-3, Jason-3, EUMETSAT and third-party satellite data, to an unlimited number of simultaneous users in the EU, regardless of possible limitations of local communication infrastructures.
The Information Day will conclude with a tour of the control centre, data processing and archiving facilities.
For those who are not able to attend, updates will be tweeted with the hashtag #MarineInfoDay.