Calling all Sentinel-2 data users: volunteers required for product optimisation
As part of its InCubed co-funded MSCM initiative, Aerospacelab is currently looking for input from users of Sentinel-2 products in order to respond to market needs and improve downstream solutions.
The Multispectral Companion Mission (MSCM) is a constellation currently under development and aimed at supplementing Copernicus Earth observation products with small multispectral satellites, giving rise to high-quality, daily-coverage data sets which are strongly complementary to Sentinel-2 data. Belgian company Aerospacelab is developing and deploying an In-Orbit Demonstrator (IOD) for MSCM in an activity launched in February of this year and supported by ESA’s InCubed programme. The new data products emerging from MSCM, mainly characterised by a high temporal sampling rate, will allow current Sentinel-2-based models to be enhanced and will also unlock new use cases in the fields of precision agriculture, food security and environmental monitoring.
To ensure that its product planning is suitably matched to the needs of the user community, Aerospacelab is seeking collaboration from Sentinel-2 users. Participating entities will be asked to complete short surveys and tests covering topics such as image quality requirements and data access. The respondents will then have access to the resulting report, which will summarise current end-user market trends.
Taking part in this market information exercise will give organisations the opportunity to shape the path of the development activity, as the MSCM constellation will be tailored to the input received from key users. Participants will also have free access to data acquired during the Beta in-orbit testing phase.
To take part in the user group activities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.