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First Sentinel-1 Analysis Ready Data ingested

The first Sentinel-1 Analysis Ready Data have been successfully ingested in the test version of the Swiss Data Cube. By early 2019, the entire Sentinel-1 archive (starting from 2014) will be available on the production server, and continuously updated. This work is done under an active collaboration with Dr. David Small of the University of […]

Drought impact on Lac des Brenets

Switzerland is currently knowing one of its most important drought of the last 40 years. Prolonged heat and dryness conditions during late spring, summer, and early autumn of 2018 has led to drought in most European countries (see). Different lakes in Switzerland are suffering from water shortages and their water levels are declining. This is […]

Scientific collaboration with WSL & UZH

On October 15, we had a meeting with the University of Zurich/Remote Sensing Laboratories (UZH/RSL), with David Small and Michael Schaepman, to define Sentinel-1 Analysis Ready Data. Two UNIGE/GRID team members will go to Zurich in early November to discuss and initiate S1 data ingestion. On October 16-17, we had the visit of Charlotte Steinmeier, […]

Snow Cover Change in Switzerland

Today during the EuroGEOSS workshop plenary we were pleased to present the first national product generated with the Swiss Data Cube. We used 22 years of Landsat observations over the entire Switzerland to track snow cover changes using the Snow Observations from Space algorithm. We observed that in Switzerland, snow is disappearing and this phenomenon […]

SnowCover.CH: Monitoring Snow Cover changes over Switzerland using Earth Observations time-series

We have received the good news that the project “SnowCover.CH: Monitoring Snow Cover changes over Switzerland using Earth Observations time-series” has been accepted. This project jointly lead by UNIGE/GRID (Dr. Gregory Giuliani) & UZH/RSL (Dr. David Small) is supported by the UNIGE-UZH Joint Seed Funding. Since mid-December 2017 the University of Zurich and the University of […]

Automated Sentinel-2 update

The SDC team is pleased to announce that since June 10 the Sentinel-2 Analysis Ready Data archive is automatically updated every day to ensure that the latest Sentinel-2 A/B data are available in the Swiss Data Cube. We will soon also add a similar feature to the Landsat ARD archive.

SDC Hackathon on SDG6 – results

Last week during the OpenGeneva Festival, we had a three-days hackathon trying to work with the content of the Swiss Data Cube to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on Water. More information can be found here. It was a really nice event, appreciated by the 29 participants with positive feedbacks and some […]

Open Data Cube Initiative & SDC

The Swiss Data Cube project leader has been interview by CEOS on the benefits of Earth Observations and data cube technology with a Swiss perspective. The following video presents the Open Data Cube Initiative and various on-going implementation in Switzerland and Colombia following the work done by Digital Earth Australia: You can also have a […]