The Sentinel Collaborative Ground Segment complements the exploitation of the Sentinel missions in a number of areas, such as:
Data acquisition and (near-) realtime production. Local ground stations are configured to receive Sentinel data as the satellite passes overhead.
Complementary products and algorithm definitions – these ‘collaborative data products’ may be tailored for regional coverage or specific applications. These types of products may extend the Sentinel core product chains.
Data dissemination and access, supporting redistribution of Sentinel core products by establishing additional pick-up points.
Development of innovative tools and applications.
- Complementary support to calibration/validation activities.
The Sentinel Collaborative Ground Segment is funded by third parties. It provides the basis for international cooperation, and is supported where necessary by generic interfaces and/or Copernicus Ground Segment interfaces.