Earth Observation Web Based Services
Designing the next generation of Online Data Access Services
As part of evolving its Data Services, EUMETSAT started developing a portfolio of data services featuring innovative data access and discovery capabilities. A first operational version was developed within the Earth Observation Web Based Services (EOWS) project and is available as of August 2020. In a consortium led by CGI Deutschland, 52°North works with con terra, ask visual and GeoSolutions to develop a flexible, scalable and extensible architecture for providing online access to EUMETSAT’s products.
52°North focuses on the development of a web application for intuitive EO data access: the EUMETSAT Data Store. The application is designed to provide an easy-to-use web interface for end users in order to identify EO products of interest. It comprises a search interface with spatial, temporal and thematic filters. Users are able to examine the details (e.g., the spatial footprint, sensing time, satellite instruments used) and start the download of single or multiple products.
Our team concentrated on supporting and integrating EUMETSAT’s new data services. We designed and implemented several adjustments, e.g., Product Licenses and Data Tailor services integration, and improved base layer visualizations for Polar regions. EUMETSAT successfully deployed the software architecture as part of the EUMETSAT Data Lake, providing access to a multitude of products for EUMETSAT users. At the end of 2020, EUMETSAT awarded the consortium the “Support to Cloud and Big Data Services Engineering and Operations” project, laying the foundation for continuing developments.