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New release of Sen2Cor is available (version 2.3.0)

Sen2Cor is releasing the new version 2.3.0 available to be downloaded from here. The new features of this release include:

  • Support of PSD both current PSD 13.1 and future PSD 14.2;
  • Improvement of blue path radiance calculation (reducing the tiling effect on large areas);
  • New Quality Indicator for cloud coverage percentage;
  • Improved up- and downsampling routines;
  • Several bugs fixed (e.g. DEM artifacts).

More details about the features and fixes and about the older versions can be found in the release note.
The installation procedure available in the user manual should be followed.
For any questions about the installation or usage of Sen2Cor, please follow the STEP forum area dedicated to Sen2Cor: http://forum.step.esa.int/c/s2tbx/sen2cor.

Enjoy!

SNAP 5.0 released

The SNAP development team is pleased to announce a new SNAP release.

The different installers for the supported platforms can be downloaded.
Beside bug fixes and improvements, several new features are waiting for you. For example

SNAP

  • The SNAP development concentrated in this release on bug fixes and improvements.

Sentinel-1 Toolbox

  • Backgeocoding can handle multiple slave images
  • Kompsat-5 reader
  • StaMPS export
  • S1B orbit files handled
  • Fast individual downloads of orbit files from archive and QC website
  • Ship detection, windfields, oilspill detection export as shape vectors

Sentinel-2 Toolbox

  • Support for PSD 14 Test product
  • New RGB Profiles
  • Tile Index Band
  • Reflectance to Radiance Processor
  • Sentinel-2 Water Processor – MCI
  • Sen2Three processor integrated via the Standalone Tools Adapter

Sentinel-3 Toolbox

  • AATSR Regridding Tool
  • Rayleigh Correction Processor for OLCI and MERIS
  • OWT Processor
  • FUB Processor
  • IDEPIX extended for more sensors

SMOS-BOX

  • Update DDDB to support schema version 7.3.0 formatted files

PROBA-V Toolbox

  • Introduced the PROBA-V Toolbox
  • Contains the PROBA-V reader for L2A and L3 synthesis

For more information about changes made for this release please have a look at the release notes of the different projects: SNAP, S1TBX, S2TBX, S3TBX, SMOS Box, PROBA-V Toolbox
Enjoy the new release
The SNAP Team

Sentinel-3 OLCI L1b data publicly available

Today ESA and EUMETSAT announced availability of Sentinel-3 OLCI L1b data from now on. All data acquired onwards will arrive in near-real time at the Sentinel Data Hub (ESA) and the Earth Observation Portal (EUMETSAT). Data collected during Commissioning Phase will be reprocessed and will be made available later.

Please be aware that you currently have to use a special login to the Sentinel Data Hub. The usual login doesn’t work. The credentials are shown on the login screen when you follow the link above.

A more exhaustive news article can be found on this ESA Sentinel-3 page.

We are very happy that the OLCI data is now available and we are keen to exploit its capacity. Probably you are too.

Forthcoming Sentinel-2 L1C product evolution in Autumn 2016

By early September 2016, Sentinel-2 Level-1C products will start being distributed on the Sentinels Data Hubs in single-tile packages following the current product format and naming convention (PSD 13.1). This new packaging does not impose changes on downstream software applications compatible with the current PSD 13.1 product format.

Furthermore, by the end of October 2016, a new product format will be introduced.

This new format features the following main evolutions:

  • The product naming (including the naming of folders and files inside the product structure) has been compacted to overcome the 256 characters limitation on pathnames imposed by the Windows platforms.
  • The products distributed on the Sentinels Data Hub will embed one single tile of the tiling grid (as opposed to a set of tiles).
  • A full resolution True-Colour Image (TCI) will be included in every product as a separate RGB composite image (in JPEG2000 format) and will be placed inside the Tile folder together with the original spectral band images.

This updated product format is described in detail in the Sentinel-2 Products Specification Document (PSD) (version 14.0). Change bars on the document highlight every single change made on the document with respect to the previous version (13.1).

Users are reminded that the PSD defines the generic format of Sentinel-2 products that includes several packaging/formatting options. In that respect, it is highlighted that the specific product format that will correspond to the Level-1C product published on the Data Hub will combine the features of both the “Compact Naming Convention” and the “Complete Single Tile” options described in the PSD.

The corresponding XSD schemas and test data in PSD 14.0 will be made available by mid September.

More details about the actual product format and naming convention and other Sentinel-2 related information, please see the dedicated website https://sentinel.esa.int.

SNAP 4.0 now available

The SNAP development team is pleased to announce a new SNAP release.

The different installers for the supported platforms can be downloaded.
Beside bug fixes and improvements, several new features are waiting for you. For example

SNAP

  • Supervised Classification – Random Forest, KNN, Maximum Likelihood, Minimum Distance

S1TBX

  • Support for S1B
  • Correction to precise orbits which caused phase jumps
  • Integer interferogram combination
  • Double different interferogram within the burst overlap
  • Added new SeaSat reader

S2TBX

  • Only multi-size product reading for L1C MSI data
  • Reflectance values are now scaled for L1C MSI data
  • Several reader optimisation
  • New L2B Biophysical processors
  • Integrated IdePix Processor for L1C MSI data
  • New Radiometric Indices Processor

S3TBX

  • New colour classification based on the Forel–Ule scale
  • Sentinel-3 Reader have been improved according to errors and format changes
  • Performance of radiance-to-reflectance conversion has been improved

For more information about changes made for this release please have a look at the release notes of the different projects: SNAP, S1TBX, S2TBX, S3TBX, SMOS Box
Enjoy the new release
The SNAP Team

2nd EO Open Science Conference, 12-14 Sep 2016

Dear SNAP-Users,

we would like to draw your attention to the next ESA EO Open Science Conference.

The European Space Agency (ESA) is organizing the second Earth Observation Open Science community consultation at ESRIN (Frascati, Italy) on 12-14 Sep 2016 to explore the new challenges and opportunities for EO research created by the rapid developments in digital technologies. The programme includes great keynotes, jam and networking sessions.

Please submit your abstract before 30.05.2016 at http://eoopenscience.org and promote on your social networks. Contact: eoopenscience@esa.int

New release of Sen2Cor 2.2.1 is available

Sen2Cor is releasing the new version 2.2.1 available to be downloaded from here. The new features of this release include:

  • Integration of Look Up Tables for Summer / Winter /Rural / Water atmospheric conditions;
  • Automated ozone determination;
  • Automated aerosol / atmosphere detection;
  • Improved up- and downsampling routines;
  • New scene classification;
  • Improvement of Scene Classification based on automated DEM selection.

Some fixes are included in this release:

  • Correction of setup routines;
  • Correction of problems with the openjpeg2 drivers on Windows.

More details about the features and fixes and about the older versions can be found in the release note.
The installation procedure available in the user manual should be followed.
For any questions about the installation or usage of Sen2Cor, please follow the STEP forum area dedicated to Sen2Cor: http://forum.step.esa.int/c/s2tbx/sen2cor.

Enjoy!

ESA SOCIS 2016

ESA Summer of Code in Space 2016 S1TBX Ideas

The ESA SNAP S1TBX team is applying to become a mentoring organization in the ESA Summer of Code in Space programme. We hope to find the brightest and most creative student open source developers to help us add new and exciting possibilities to SNAP and the Sentinel-1 Toolbox.

Background

ESA Summer of Code in Space 2016 (SOCIS 2016) is a program run by the European Space Agency. It aims at offering student developers stipends (4000 Euros) to write code for various space-related open source software projects. Through SOCIS, accepted student applicants are paired with a mentor from the participating projects, thus gaining exposure to real-world software development scenarios. In turn, the participating projects are able to more easily identify and bring in new developers.

F.A.Q
Timeline

Requirements

We are looking for intermediate level Java developers from undergrads to PhD’s with some experience with geospatial software.

Proposed projects must be achievable within the limited project timeline.

Students have until 15 May 2016 to apply.

Mentors

Luis Veci

Jun Lu

Project Ideas

Below are some suggested ideas or submit your own idea. Please complete a two page proposal describing what you intend to do, how you will achieve it and why you are best suited for the job.

1) Develop basic tools for statistical analysis, machine learning, segmentation, feature extraction and classification or integrate from existing open source libraries such as RapidMiner, Weka, Mahout, DL4J, etc.
required: java
priority: high

2) Enhance the GIS capabilities of SNAP with integration from other Java GIS software such as Geotools, Geolatte, JTS, etc. Improved vector handling, additional vector format import/export with OGR, etc.
required: java, GIS
priority: moderate

3) Support for a targeted application area such as ice classification, environmental monitoring, monitoring of surface movement, ocean applications, forestry, agriculture, security, ship classification etc. Develop enhancements for the application area and create tutorials to showcase the application.
required: java, knowledge of SAR application area
priority: high

4) Further integrate NASA WorldWind into SNAP adding support for new capabilities. Implement some example applications combining WorldWind and SNAP EO features.
required: java, opengl, worldwind
priority: high

5) Include new InSAR functionality for SBAS, PSI or atmospheric correction through development of new tools or improved integration with existing open source tools such as GIAnT, STAMPS or TRAIN.

required: java, knowledge of InSAR
priority: moderate

Contact

Please contact us here.
Applications must be submitted on the SOCIS website.

If you are not a student at an ESA member state but would still like to contribute to the above ideas, please contact us and we could still provide mentorship.

SNAP 3.0 is now available

The SNAP development team is pleased to announce the final SNAP 3.0 release which is now waiting to be downloaded.
Beside bug fixes and improvements, several new features are waiting for you. For example

  • a new Resampling Operator has been introduced.
  • GPF operators can now handle multi-size products
  • quicklooks are now supported in the Product Explorer and the Product Library

For more information about changes made for this release please have a look at the release notes of the different projects: SNAP, S1TBX, S2TBX, S3TBX, SMOS Box.

Enjoy the new release
The SNAP Team

SNAP 2.0.2 is now available

The SNAP Development team is pleased to announce the final SNAP 2.0.2 release which is now waiting to be downloaded.
Beside several bug fixes, we decided to redesign the installers. They now bundle the toolboxes instead of downloading them in order to avoid network problems during installation. Existing installations can also be updated via the plugin manager, as usual.
Enjoy!