Earth Observation Cloud Platforms
As CloudFerro we provide cloud computing services integrated with the satellite data repository. Two out of five European Copernicus DIAS (Data and Information Access Services) platforms operate on CloudFerro cloud.
- The first one is the CREODIAS platform launched for ESA (European Space Agency). Within the framework of CREODIAS we provide cloud services with access to EO (Earth Observation Data).
- The second platform, WEkEO DIAS, was built for a consortium led by EUMETSAT. The WEkEO platform is focused on meteorological and climatic applications, and as CloudFerro we provide hybrid cloud services and access to Copernicus data repository.
- Additionally, on behalf of the German Aerospace Agency DLR (Deutsche Luftfahrt und Raumfahrt Agentur), we have launched services of the German Copernicus Collaborative Hub platform CODE-DE.
CREODIAS is a platform that combines public cloud computing, access to a satellite image repository and a range of applications that allow users to search, view and process satellite products. The structure of the environment gives users access to a variety of remote sensing data and computing resources to process them, thus guaranteeing simplicity, scalability and repeatability of processes and production chains.
A full description of the CREODIAS platform and its available components can be found in CREODIAS case study. For all those interested in our DIAS, please visit creodias.eu.
WEkEO makes Copernicus data from the Sentinel satellites available in a package with unique Partner data, including marine, land, atmosphere and climate monitoring services. The offer includes cloud computing packages enriched with integrated service delivery tools to create commercial business solutions.
The aim of the WEkEO platform is to provide free, unlimited and full access to data and information from Copernicus (data, information, software, storage, processing) as a service. Institutions wishing to use the platform are given the opportunity to offer their users advanced services integrating Copernicus with their own data and tools. For commercial users, CloudFerro offers additionally an extensive data processing infrastructure with a guaranteed level of service, in a competitive cost model.
More information about the project can be found in WEkEO case study. If you want to see how our one of the two maintained DIAS looks like we invite you to wekeo.eu.
CODE-DE is a German Copernicus Data and Exploitation Platform. Users can visualize satellite data and Copernicus products concerning Germany. They also receive a secure working environment and a number of applications and data processing tools.
CODE-DE cloud computing infrastructure and satellite data for Germany are stored in the local data center in Frankfurt am Main. Users can also benefit from synergy with CREODIAS platform, which is one of the European Copernicus DIAS. Both platforms work together to ensure efficient use of resources, but also autonomy for key national processes.
More information about CODE-DE can be found in CODE-DE launch news. You can also visit the platform at code-de.org.