Data service platform for Sentinel-2 surface reflectance and value-added products

Using European Space Agency’s (ESA) Sen2Cor algorithm, the platform processes ESA’s Level-1C top-of-atmosphere reflectance to atmospherically corrected Bottom-of-Atmosphere (BoA) reflectance (Level-2A). The processing runs on demand, with a global coverage, on the Earth Observation Data Centre (EODC) platform. EODC is a public-private collaborative IT infrastructure for archiving, processing, and distributing Earth observation (EO) data. Using the data service platform, users can submit processing requests and access the results via a user-friendly web page or using a dedicated application programming interface (API). Building on the processed Level-2A data, the platform also creates value-added products with a particular focus on vegetation monitoring and time series analysis, such as leaf areas index (LAI) and albedo.