Overview of the Portal CODE-DE is the German access point to the European Earth observation programme Copernicus. Data of the Sentinel satellites are the core of this Earth observation programme. The goal of the Copernicus Data and Exploitation Platform – Deutschland (CODE-DE) is to set up a platform for data access (connection to the ESA Collaborative Data Hub) and environmental information for further value adding. The platform will provide capacities for value-added product generation that can be cost-effectively re-used by many projects and services (public, scientific and commercial) in Germany. The geographic focus of CODE-DE is Germany and Europe. World wide data (outside Europe) or even European data (outside Germany) is available, but will be shifted to the long term archive (LTA) after one to three months (see "Rolling Archive"). Hence data outside Germany or Europe might only be available from the LTA upon request via the CODE-DE Help Desk (below).