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Sentinel Hub – Easy access to the satellite imagery, with new data sources integrated

The Sentinel Hub, a satellite imagery web services for seamless integration of open EO data in any GIS application is richer for Sentinel-2 L2A products and Sentinel-1 SAR data.

The Sentinel Hub is a satellite imagery web services for seamless integration of open EO data in any web, desktop or mobile GIS application. It makes satellite data (Sentinel, Landsat, and others) easily accessible for browsing or analysis.

Its service-oriented satellite imagery cloud infrastructure takes care of the complexity of handling the imagery archive and makes it available via easy-to-integrate web services. No need to download large files, manage complex formats, process, re-project, mosaic, etc. No need for enormous storage volumes and compute power.

In the last months the Sentinel Hub is in great demand, which can be attributed also to new advanced features and the availability of the new products recently integrated into the services.

New datasets available

To already supported products such as Sentinel-2, Sentinel-3, ESA’s archive of Landsat 5, 7 and 8, global coverage of Landsat 8, and Envisat Meris, the Sentinel-2 L2A products and Sentinel-1 SAR data were added. Both of newly integrated data sources are available for browsing through publicly available EO Browser and other Sentinel Hub web services.

Sentinel-2 L2A

The Sentinel-2 L2A data are atmospherically corrected using Sen2Cor by ESA. The data available through Sentinel Hub is hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and is available in original tiles for AWS users. One can explore and download the satellite imagery with two types of atmospheric correction, the official L2A data available for wider Europe, and a run-time optimized statistical atmospheric correction, provided by Sinergise and available for the whole Sentinel-2 archive.

The Dunes of Costa Verde, Sardinia, Italy, acquired with EO Browser on June 13, 2017

Sentinel-1 SAR

SAR data are much more complex than optical, but the fact that S-1 data are not orthorectified proved to be the most difficult challenge. Sinergise managed to facilitate MapZen’s DEM data hosted by AWS and, using data fusion with Sentinel-1 available on EO Cloud in Poland, integrate Sentinel-1 SAR data successfully into the Sentinel Hub services.

Ship Monitoring – Sentinel-1 uses wide area coverage with improved revisit times and is able to potentially detect smaller ships. Port of Antwerp, acquired with EO Browser on June 11, 2017

Explore the data on your own

To explore the Sentinel Hub capabilities and use more advanced services, such as the WMS service, request a free trial at, or apply for ESA’s funded free R&D account.