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Remote Sens. 2016, 8(7), 564;

PROBA-V Mission Exploitation Platform

VITO, Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek-Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Boeretang 200, 2400 Mol, Belgium
ESA-ESRIN, European Space Agency–European Space Research Institute, Via Galileo Galilei, 00044 Frascati, Italy
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Academic Editors: Clement Atzberger, Mag. Magda Chelfaoui, Jose Moreno and Prasad S. Thenkabail
Received: 25 April 2016 / Revised: 22 June 2016 / Accepted: 22 June 2016 / Published: 2 July 2016
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As an extension of the PROBA-Vegetation (PROBA-V) user segment, the European Space Agency (ESA), de Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO), and partners TRASYS and Spacebel developed an operational Mission Exploitation Platform (MEP) to drastically improve the exploitation of the PROBA-V Earth Observation (EO) data archive, the archive from the historical SPOT-VEGETATION mission, and derived products by researchers, service providers, and thematic users. The analysis of the time series of data (petabyte range) is addressed, as well as the large scale on-demand processing of the complete archive, including near real-time data. The platform consists of a private cloud environment, a Hadoop-based processing environment and a data manager. Several applications are released to the users, e.g., a full resolution viewing service, a time series viewer, pre-defined on-demand processing chains, and virtual machines with powerful tools and access to the data. After an initial release in January 2016 a research platform was deployed gradually, allowing users to design, debug, and test applications on the platform. From the PROBA-V MEP, access to, e.g., Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3 data will be addressed as well. View Full-Text
Keywords: exploitation platform; PROBA-V; vegetation; data analytics; on-demand processing; web services exploitation platform; PROBA-V; vegetation; data analytics; on-demand processing; web services

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Goor, E.; Dries, J.; Daems, D.; Paepen, M.; Niro, F.; Goryl, P.; Mougnaud, P.; Della Vecchia, A. PROBA-V Mission Exploitation Platform. Remote Sens. 2016, 8, 564.

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