1. Monday, May 7, 2018 - 10:00

    Copernicus Masters - International Competition for Innovative EO-Solutions

    The Copernicus Masters is an international competition that awards prizes to innovative solutions, developments and ideas for business and society based on Earth observation data. Big data produced by Earth observation holds huge potential for the creation of innovative products and services. A wide variety of industries and areas of public interest stand to profit from the advances of the Copernicus programme. The Copernicus Masters has developed into the moving force promoting cutting-edge solutions. Annually, different prize categories tackle global challenges with revolutionary competition entries in the fields of deep learning, IoT, big data analytics, smart mobility and industry 4.0 – just to name a few.

    As partner of the Copernicus Masters, the German Aerospace Center, DLR is looking for innovative ideas that use Earth observation data to drive the sustainable management of our limited natural resources and foster human well-being. In addition to using Copernicus data and other Earth observation satellite data, participants are encouraged to supplement their ideas with other sources of data, such as information generated by crowd-sourcing or in-situ measurements. Ideas should support professionals working in these areas, inform the public, or empower public authorities to take action and solve issues on a local, national, or global scale.

    Areas of particular interest to DLR are:

    • Environmental Management: Identifying environmental issues and managing natural resources
    • Sustainable Energy Management: Monitoring and improving the generation, distribution, or consumption of energy
    • Health Promotion: Identifying, monitoring and / or providing solutions for negative environmental factors affecting human health


    Further infomation is e.g. available on the DLR homepage (DLR Press Release):


    Details on the Copernicus Masters and the DLR Challenge can be found here:


  2. Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:00

    CODE-DE – After Private Value-Added Processing now Public Value-Added Products available, too

    Ther are currently near to 1000 registered users on CODE-DE. These have been granted free access to Copernicus products since 2017. Additionally, users can now process these data sets using even more functionalities in the CODE-DE processing environment to higher level value-added products.

    Example: Performing an atmospheric correction of the Sentinel-2 Data (Link: Processing Environment)


    Since April 26, 2018, derived products are also provided by projects realized on CODE-DE.

    Examples: EOMAP publishes an Albedo Product on Water based on Sentinel-2 data using a water-land cloud mask to derive water constituents and qualities.

    And DLR publishes a  data set over Germany  presenting temporal statistics based on one year of Sentinel-2 data and derived spectral indices in order to quantify changes in land use and cover.

    In the coming weeks, this portfolio will be expanded continually. Sentinel-5P products will be made available as well. In addition to the high-performance data access via the CODE-DE Rolling Archive with 189 TB for Sentinel-1 data and 242 TB for Sentinel-2 data, there is now direct access to the global historical Sentinel-2 data with currently 1,322 TB from the Longterm Archive of the German Satellite Data Archive (D-SDA). Furthermore, access to Copernicus products has been enhanced with Sentinel-3 data, including the optimized representation of the catalog for the daily global coverage of the Earth's surface. This mission, whose satellite Sentinel-3B has just been successfully launched, provides information on the color, temperature and altitude of land and water surfaces.

    Your CODE-DE team


  3. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 10:00

    CODE-DE update to Version 2.1: System will be partially unavailable on Thursday, 26/04/2018 between 8:00h and 20:00h (CET)

    CODE-DE will be upgraded from Version 2.0 to 2.1 on Thursday 26/04/2018 between 8:00h and 20:00h (CET) to improve performance and services .

    CODE-DE may be unavailable for short periodes during this time or parts of the services may suffer short interruptions.

    So, please, be aware that this may impact downloads and other processes on CODE-DE.

    We apologise for any inconvenience arising from these maintenance/update procedures.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Your CODE-DE Team