Two new CEOS Analysis Ready Data (CEOS-ARD) Product Family Specifications (PFS) have recently been endorsed: Nighttime Lights Surface Radiance & Ocean Radar Backscatter. This brings the total number of PFS to seven, covering both optical and radar products and across land and oceans. Ocean Radar Backscatter (ORB) The Ocean Radar Backscatter (ORB) PFS is derived […]
The second edition of the CEOS-ARD Newsletter has been published! Read about the highlights of CEOS-ARD at ESA’s Living Planet Symposium, held 23-27 May, 2022.
The first edition of the CEOS-ARD Newsletter has been published! Read about the new Aquatic Reflectance PFS, new CEOS-ARD products Sentinel-2 and EnMAP, and how CEOS-ARD is helping to power Digital Earth Africa.
On 23 February 2022, CEOS’s Land Surface Imaging Virtual Constellation (LSI-VC) endorsed a new Analysis Ready Data (ARD) Product Family Specification (PFS) for Aquatic Reflectance (AR) products. Following the provisional endorsement of the AR PFS at the LSI-VC-10 meeting in May 2021, the team at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), GEO AquaWatch and related science […]
The CEOS Working Group on Calibration and Validation (WGCV) has concluded their assessment of ESA’s Sentinel-2 Level-2A and DLR’s EnMAP Surface Reflectance (SR) products, finding that both are CEOS ARD compliant at the Threshold level. CEOS Analysis Ready Data (ARD) are satellite data that have been processed to a minimum set of requirements and organized […]
Many satellite data users lack the expertise, infrastructure, and internet bandwidth to efficiently and effectively access, preprocess, and use the growing volume of space-based data for local, regional, and national decision-making. Furthermore, even sophisticated users of satellite Earth observation data typically invest a large proportion of their effort into data preparation. This is a major […]