Copernicus Data and Exploitation Platform – DE

The CODE-DE Cloud

CODE-DE is part of Germany's geoinformation strategy and provides easy and efficient access to remote sensing data, a virtual working environment for processing these data and extensive information material and training to support users. The CODE-DE Cloud stands for:

  • Secure working environment for authorities and other public institutions
  • BSI certification
  • Hosted in a data centre in Frankfurt
  • Easy to use applications for data evaluation
  • High flexibility for the development and execution of own process chains
  • Scalable computing power and broadband data connectivity
  • Storing of all national geodata in the data centre in Frankfurt
  • Synergy with the European EO platform CREODIAS: Access to more than 18 PB of Sentinel and Landsat data
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CODE-DE: The German access to Copernicus data

CODE-DE has been providing easy access to data from the Copernicus Mission since 2017. Especially for authorities and their contractors, the CODE-DE Cloud offers contingents for free access to satellite data and to the efficient processing environment. Cloud resources are allocated in the form of quotas. Brief instructions on how to apply can be found in the Getting started section on the help page. There you will also find further information on registering with CODE-DE and using the portal.


The allocation of quotas  may be prioritized according to the following categories:


  • German federal authorities and their contractors
  • German state authorities, municipalities and their contractors
  • German research institutions and other non-commercial organisations
  • All those who do not fall into one of the other categories. Examples are users who are not from Germany, students and private users.


Interested parties can apply for time-limited test quotas via a simplified approval procedure in order to gain initial experience with the CODE-DE Cloud.

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The CODE-DE Team

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), the German Space Agency at DLR has commissioned the company CloudFerro to operate and further develop the CODE-DE Cloud from April 1, 2020 and to establish a link to the European EO platform CREODIAS.


Your contact person for CODE-DE:

Simon König
German Space Agency

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