The massive volumes of data provided by the Copernicus programme need to be processed to higher-level products to unlock their full potential. The data we are using for our Data Cube is provided by Sentinel-2.
The Data Cube delivers a system making Copernicus data available to the broad public. Our Data Cube stores the data in a gridded multi-dimensional database capable of providing time-series of highly standardized and harmonized radiometrically and geometrically corrected satellite data. These data are made available through a graphical user-friendly and standardized interface (GUI) for novel users and a dedicated application programming interface (API) for advance users. The benefits include cloud-based storage and processing, so users can directly download the ready-to-use data for their specific region of interest, without performing the time-consuming pre-processing steps. In addition, the scalable service allows for integration of user relevant geodata (e.g. digital elevation model, leaf area index, open street maps).
We have the know-how where to retrieve the data, the programming experience to implement the algorithms, large amounts of storage space, and have the computing power.