Access to ESA Earth Observation Data
Sirikan, Nityaporn; Jutz, Simon
ESA/ESRIN, the European Space Agency Centre for Earth Observation (EO), is a large European EO data provider which operates a distributed ground segment for EO payload data exploitation. ESA distributes data from ESA EO Missions, ESA Campaigns, the GMES Space Component (GSC), and Third Party Missions (TPMs) from many European and non-European EO data providers. This presentation provides an overview of the practical procedures required for access to ESA EO data. Various types of data provided by ESA and available access mechanisms for the required data will be described, including the on-line registration process via ESA's Earthnet Online portal and the use of EOLi (Earth Observation Link), ESA's client for EO multi-mission data catalogue and ordering services. A summary of the terms & conditions for the utilisation of ESA EO data will be presented. Furthermore, future enhancements to the ESA on-line data access will be outlined to inform the EO user community of the potential improvements.