WEkEO DIAS, the Copernicus data access platform is committed to granting its users the best experience in accessing environmental data from the Copernicus Sentinel satellites and services. In addition to providing harmonised access to the original data sources, WEkEO features a Jupyter Catalogue, a gallery with freely accessible and user-friendly training materials – Jupyter Notebooks. The catalogue is regularly updated, and future Notebooks will guide users through new data and share more examples of different applications.
WEkEO continues to expand its value offer as new tools are made available on its platform. Users will now be able to take advantage of WEkEO Plugins for CliMetLab and the xcube Python package. Combined, these tools enable facilitated access to Copernicus data and provide new ways to visualise and interact with multiple datasets at once.
Earlier this summer, our User Experience and Capacity Development Manager Fabrice Messal introduced the main tools of WEkEO to an audience of journalists, data visualisers and researchers, illustrating how they can take advantage of Earth Observation data for storytelling.
On 22 and 23 June, almost 400 participants joined the WEkEO hackathon 2023, taking on the challenge to design innovative data-intense solutions to positively impact our environment. Among the winning solutions we count prediction models on changing scenarios of critical coastal ecosystems, educational solutions using EO data to highlight environmental impacts and a novel use of WEkEO data to train AI models for hyperlocal weather forecasts.
In a compelling and informative interview, Dr. Zina Mitraka, Assistant Researcher working on the Copernicus for Urban Resilience in Europe (CURE) project, sheds light on the purpose and future perspectives of the Horizon 2020-funded initiative, highlighting the pivotal role of WEkEO in building climate-resilient cities across Europe for the benefit of their citizens.
In line with its user-driven approach, WEkEO has launched a new initiative to ensure that its service portfolio continues to meet the expectations of users and provide them with relevant products.
_WEkEO infrastructure is hosting the European Coastal Flood Awareness System (ECFAS), a proof-of-concept for the implementation of an EU coastal flood awareness system
Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich data is now available on WEkEO. Monitoring sea level is of the utmost importance as warming temperatures give way to sea level rise, which is one of the greatest threats to society.
Combining powerful processing tools and virtual environments with continuously updated data from the four Copernicus environmental Services and the Copernicus Sentinel satellites, WEkEO is the perfect tool to help you make the most out of Copernicus space data as well as data derived from in situ technology and models.
The next phase of the Copernicus programme is well underway. As we look to the future of the Copernicus programme, WEkEO will continue to play an important role in providing an easy-to-use, yet powerful, data access platform specialised in Copernicus environmental data straight from the source.
Thanks to its powerful processing tools, virtual environments and large database of Copernicus Earth Observation data, the WEkEO platform is powering innovation competitions and supporting education and training.
As the Copernicus Data and Information Access Service (DIAS) specialised in providing environmental data combined with powerful processing tools, WEkEO has the potential to support international efforts to address climate change.
Mercator Ocean International is increasingly mobilised on the development of capacity-building actions. Included in the UN Sustainable Development Goal 17 “Partnerships for the Goals”, the process of capacity-building implies the global strengthening of skills and resources needed to achieve the SDGs, through the increase and improvement of technology, data collection and monitoring. For instance, for the SDG14 “Life Below Water”, Mercator Ocean International is developing learning activities, offering its scientific and technical expertise and providing data and computing resources through various projects thanks to WEkEO
The second phase of Copernicus from 2021 to 2027 (often referred to as Copernicus 2) has kicked off.
Are you looking to develop an application or carry out research using marine, climate, atmospheric or land environmental data? Take your project to the next level with JupyterLab, which is freely available in all WEkEO plans.
EUMETSAT, ECMWF, Mercator Ocean International and the EEA have jointly developed a new massive open online course (MOOC) on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Earth monitoring.
The WEkEO Earth Observation cloud platform is used by a variety of organisations for different purposes from scientific research and environmental monitoring, to supporting the development of fact-based policy making and commercial applications of Earth Observation data. The WEkEO team spoke to Pascal Derycke from Marine Analyst to discuss how they have used the WEkEO platform to develop and operate this innovative marine data platform which started as a personal project, a sort-of “citizens’ initiative”, between Pascal and his friend and colleague, Laurent Dubroca.
The WEkEO platform provides access to the new Copernicus High Resolution Vegetation Phenology and Productivity (HR-VPP) service, which enables a better monitoring of vegetation dynamics and allow the assessment of climatic as well as anthropogenic impacts on ecosystems.
The WEkEO platform is used by a variety of organisations for different purposes from scientific research and environmental monitoring, to supporting the development of fact-based policy making and commercial applications of Earth Observation data. The WEkEO team spoke to Dr. Vardis Tsontos from NASA JPL, the driving force behind the COVERAGE project, to discuss how they use the WEkEO platform to access Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service data and promote the usage of Marine data.
The WEkEO platform is used by a variety of organisations for different purposes from scientific research and environmental monitoring, to supporting the development of fact-based policy making and commercial applications of Earth Observation data. The WEkEO team spoke to Joel Dorandeu from Magellium to discuss how they have used the WEkEO platform to develop and operate the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS)’s High-Resolution Snow and Ice Monitoring service on behalf of the European Environment Agency (EEA), which implements the pan-European and local component of the CLMS.
The WEkEO platform is used by a variety of organisations for different purposes from scientific research, to supporting the development of fact-based policy making and commercial applications of Earth Observation data. The WEkEO team spoke to Aytor Naranjo from Lobelia Earth and Bas Mijling from the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) to discuss how they have used the WEkEO platform over the past 18 months in their innovative air quality monitoring and forecasting application, Lobelia Air.
Master the use of WEkEO and learn about business opportunities in our upcoming series of webinars running from 10 June until the end of September 2021.
As of 2020, the European Environment Agency (EEA), which implements the local and Pan-European components of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS), started using WEkEO as an implementation environment, and is preparing to join WEkEO as a partner.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our User Experience survey, aimed at understanding how users interact with the WEkEO platform in order to improve our cloud computing platform and processing tools, leading to a more comprehensive and enjoyable user experience.
We are pleased to announce that the WEkEO V1 version will be available June 17th 2020 and offers a range of improvements and new functionalities.
The latest instalment of the Copernicus ‘Eyes on Earth’ Roadshow will be organised as a fully digital/online event on 2-3 June.
WEkEO DIAS cloud computing services, along with its extensive portfolio of Earth observation data, will be offered free of charge for all projects fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
The European Space Week (EUSW) will take place in Helsinki (Finland) on 3-5 December.
Work with an ocean of data without getting your feet wet!
WEkEO has been developed jointly by EUMETSAT (leading cloud infrastructure and system engineering support), ECMWF (leading data access and tools) and Mercator Ocean International (leading user support, web presence and marketing).
The EGU (European Geosciences Union) General Assembly 2019, taking place in Vienna (Austria) on 7–12 April 2019, will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences.
The WEkEO Copernicus DIAS Service strives to continually deliver a user-driven service including free-of-charge products and meet user needs.