1. Data and Information provision services

Catalogue Search Most SSE services start with a search for available products/images. This subcategory offers just a direct access to the multi-mission ESA and third-party catalogues search function (without any ordering capability).

Data Conversion Data conversion services allow to convert raster as well as vector data into several different formats. Other conversion services allow clipping an area of interest, or generalising or resampling data.

ESA CAT-1 Services This category groups the set of SSE services dedicated to ESA CAT-1 users. You can access these services simply using your Cat-1 username and password, the same that you use to access the system EOLI-SA.

GIS Data Provision Services These services help you in obtaining complementary GIS data for use within your EO applications. This category includes metadata catalogs for discovery of suitable data products as well as online data access services.

Satellite Image Processing These services provide access to satellite sensor data, and various kinds of derived data such as digital elevation models etc. Eventually, data available via the INFEO meta-catalogue may become accessible here.

2. Thematic Services

Atmospheric Monitoring Services in this subcategory are related to the assessment of the impact of current and future anthropogenic activity or natural phenomena on the behaviour of the system comprising the atmosphere and the Earth's surface, as well as to make objective measurements of our environment and to understand global climate change.

Coastal and Sea Monitoring These services aim at evaluating coastal problems provoked by the accumulation of contaminants and pollutants in coastal areas, erosion, the rapid decline of habitats and natural resources, human-induced climate change and changes in the frequency, intensity and patterns of extreme weather events. They concern, e.g. Detection, monitoring and response to oil spills, bathymetric mapping in shallow coastal areas, ship detection and monitoring, etc..

Forest Monitoring/Management Large scale monitoring of natural forests and plantations, together with the need for their sustainable management is very urgent, as population continues to grow. Remote sensing combined with geographic information systems can provide an objective view of the extent and current management of these natural resources.

Hydrology Hydrologic services exploit EO products for the study of the waters of the earth, their circulation, distribution and properties to improve flood warnings and water resource forecasts.

Land Management Land-use and land-cover change are significant to a range of issues central to the study of global environmental change. Land-use and land-cover changes driven by human activity have the potential to significantly affect food security and the sustainability of the world agricultural and forest product supply systems.

Risk Management These services cover various type of risk management and decision services such as land slides, fire risk, flooding, drought, oil spills, storm damage etc. and the related damage assessment services such as burned area detection etc.

Urban Monitoring The world's urban population is growing four times faster than its rural population and cities are projected to be home to two thirds of global citizens by 2020. Nine tenths of this growth is occurring in developing regions. Monitoring this growth ensures that it proceeds on a sustainable basis, does not damage environmental resources and does not worsen the quality of life and safety of urban dwellers.

3. Services for Demonstration and Prototyping

Catalogue Search Most of SSE services start with a search of available products/images. This subcategory offers just a direct access to the multi-mission ESA and third-party catalogues search function (without any ordering capability).

Coastal and Sea Monitoring These services aim at evaluating coastal problems provoked by the accumulation of contaminants and pollutants in coastal areas, erosion, the rapid decline of habitats and natural resources, human-induced climate change and changes in the frequency, intensity and patterns of extreme weather events. They concern, e.g. Detection, monitoring and response to oil spills, bathymetric mapping in shallow coastal areas, ship detection and monitoring, etc..

Environmental Stress Environmental stress refers to certain conditions which limit normal growth of vegetation: Pollution, draught, desert locust, plant diseases, overpopulation, and erosion are potential hazards which can disrupt a sustainable development. Earth observation can help determining the impact of environmental stress on agricultural production and food security issues.

Land Management Land-use and land-cover change are significant to a range of issues central to the study of global environmental change. Land-use and land-cover changes driven by human activity have the potential to significantly affect food security and the sustainability of the world agricultural and forest product supply systems.

4. HMA Services

Catalogue Services Catalogues provides interactive access to query the availability of EO data from a large number of providers. You can find EO products by source (ASI, CNES, CSA, DLR, ESA, Eumetsat, and others) or by product type (optical, radar, atmospheric).

Ordering Services Ordering services allow ordering of EO images from a large number of providers after identification of the images from EO catalogues.

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