25-29 May 2015 lisbon congress center, portugal
Bio & Abstract

Dr. Jasper van Loon
Advisor Science and Applications
Netherlands Space Office
The Netherlands

Dutch Satellite Data Portal

In March 2012 the Netherlands Space Office, with support from Astrium Services’ GEO-Information division, launched the Dutch Satellite Data Portal. This INSPIRE compliant portal provides broad access to satellite imagery over The Netherlands territory.Through this centralized data management and distribution process, the government can realize efficiencies while making data widely available to all Dutch entities. The imagery is free to registered Dutch end-users to help develop services and products that will increase the country''s global competitiveness.Establishment of the Dutch Satellite Data Portal is the initial step for additional services that will come online in 2015 with the operational phase of the Sentinel missions, part of the ESA''s European Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) program. The Sentinel satellites will collect data for a number of remote sensing applications in precision agriculture, soil movement, algae monitoring, water management and forest monitoring, and will also be made available through the Dutch Satellite Data Portal Portal. Currently, the Portal offers new imagery from the FORMOSAT-2 and Deimos-1/UK-DMC-2 satellites on a daily basis. Imagery is collected, "auto-ingested" from an FTP site and made available for users to search and order within 24 hours. Since its introduction in March 2012, the Dutch Satellite Data Portal has seen widespread use and adoption. To date, there have been over 1900 unique job orders coming through the Portal. Any visitor may search the Dutch Satellite Portal by visiting http://nso.datadoors.net/dd3 and Dutch users may register by visiting http://www.spaceoffice.nl/nl/Satellietdataportaal/Registreren/.