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  • The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) provides regular and systematic reference information on the physical state, variability and dynamics of the ocean and marine ecosystems for the global ocean and the European regional seas. The observations and forecasts produced by the service support all marine applications. For instance, the provision of data on currents, winds and sea ice help to improve ship routing services, offshore operations or search and rescue operations, thus contributing to marine safety. The service also contributes to the protection and the sustainable management of living marine resources in particular for aquaculture, fishery research or regional fishery organisations. Physical and marine biogeochemical components are useful for water quality monitoring and pollution control. Sea level rise helps to assess coastal erosion. Sea surface temperature is one of the primary physical impacts of climate change and has direct consequences on marine ecosystems. As a result of this, the service supports a wide range of coastal and marine environment applications. Many of the data delivered by the service (e.g. temperature, salinity, sea level, currents, wind and sea ice) also play a crucial role in the domain of weather, climate and seasonal forecasting.

  • This product contains the atmospherically corrected water albedo product of a Sentinel-2 Level 1C scene. A water-land-cloud mask based on analysis of the atmospherically corrected scene on water, land and cloud specific spectral properties is also delivered. The product is initially provided for the region of Hamburg. The albedo product consists of the Sentinel-2 Level 1C bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 8a, 11, and 12 at 10 m spatial resolution, where a change of 1 digit is equivalent to a change of 0.0001 (0.01 %) in reflectance. The mask product has 10 m spatial resolution with values 0 (land), 1 (water), and 2 (cloud). File format of value added product: ENVI BIL Sentinel-2 is a wide-swath, high-resolution, multi-spectral imaging mission developed by ESA as part of the Copernicus Programme, supporting the Copernicus Land Monitoring services, including the monitoring of vegetation, soil and water cover, as well as the observation of inland waterways and coastal areas. The full Sentinel-2 mission comprises two polar-orbiting satellites in the same orbit, phased at 180° to each other. Sensor: MSI (Multispectral Instrument) Repeat rate: 5 days (with two satellites) Launch dates: 23 June 2015 (Sentinel-2A), 07 March 2017 (Sentinel-2B) Archiving start date: 27 June 2015 Mission Status: ongoing Terms and conditions for the use of Sentinel data Sentinel-2 Mission Overview Sentinel-2 acquisition plans: