ESA-Greece Agreement on Sentinel Data
ESA and Greece agreed on an arrangement that establishes access to Sentinel data, marking a significant step forward in their exploitation. The Sentinel satellites are developed to meet the operational needs of Europe’s environment monitoring programme, Copernicus.
Under the agreement, the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) intends to set up a “national mirror site” for hosting and distributing Sentinel data, ensuring the access, archiving and redistribution of Sentinel data and products for the derivation of value-adding environmental services and information.
“The objective of this activity is to provide data for priority national activities with a prospect to serve the needs of transnational cooperations between Greece and neighbouring southeastern Mediterranean and Balkan countries, as well as the Black Sea Region,” said Kanaris C. Tsinganos – President of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA).