SPOT-VEGETATION Data access overview

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Legacy or basic SPOT-VEGETATION products

Which products?

The Primary products, called P segments, that are geometrically and radiometrically corrected zones extracted from a single orbit. Daily S1 and 10-daily S10 synthesis products, that are Maximum Value Composites of the NDVI data over one or ten days respectively. The S10 NDVI, the S10 synthesis containing only the NDVI dataset is the most commonly used product among them. These products are described in detail on http://www.spot-vegetation.com.

What are the conditions to access them?

The SPOT-VEGETATION Programme's access policy determines that these products are available at a price, with significant reduction for approved research and/or education usage. And all data that are 3 months old or older are freely usable. For usage within Africa and South or Central America, the Steering Committee decided to allow free access, in particular as part of the related projects (VGT4Africa, DevCoCast, AGRICAB) and via the EUMETCast satellite broadcast. All users are expected to give usual credit or reference to the data source, in particular in publications.

Is re-distribution allowed?

Re-distribution is allowed only after written consent, which can be obtained through VITO. While precise modalities may vary, it is expected that re-distributors respect the above access conditions. For sustainability of the service, VITO kindly requests re-distributors to provide lists of the organizations that they supply VEGETATION data to.

Where or how can African users download them?

Access through Provides
Following the regular procedure Online catalogue and subscriptions with user-defined geographic areas, several projections, for all basic basic products.
http://free.vgt.vito.be Archive of 10-day synthesis products (both with or without radiometric bands), that are at least 3 months old and in 10 pre-defined continental coverages
http://www.devcocast.eu , register via e-mail to info[at]devcocast.eu Full archive and near-real time 10-day NDVI synthesis (S10 NDVI), in pre-defined coverages for all countries and several economic regions
EUMETCast satellite broadcast. Register through EUMETSAT's EO Portal. Near-real time 10-day NDVI synthesis (S10 NDVI), for continental Africa and/or South-America coverages

 

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Derived, added value products on vegetation, agriculture, water and radiation 

Which products?

A set of around 10 products, including vegetation and water indicators, water body and burnt area detection and seasonality, vegetation growth cycle and condition (compared to historical), dry matter productivity, leaf area index, green cover fraction, surface albedo and fraction of absorbed photosynthetically active radiation (fAPAR).

Initially developed by EU and national research efforts, they were taken up in routine production in FP6-VGT4Africa project, yielding a first, free and best effort service. This service has since been continued in projects such as FP7-DevCoCast and FP7-AGRICAB. In the meantime, GMES Global Land service (FP7-Geoland2) has been improving the production systems to prepare for faster, more reliable service offering global and improved products: more data layers, more validation, better documentation, full archives.

What are the conditions to access them?

In the frame of VGT4Africa project, these products were available under the same conditions as the basic VEGETATION products described above. Nowadays, these products are freely available to all users, only requiring registration. All users are expected to give usual credit or reference to the data source, in particular in publications.

Is re-distribution allowed?

Re-distribution is allowed only after written consent, which can be obtained through VITO. For sustainability of the service, VITO kindly requests re-distributors to provide lists of the organizations that they supply VEGETATION-derived products to.

Where or how can African users download them?

Access through Provides
http://www.devcocast.eu , register via e-mail to info[at]devcocast.eu Continent, country and economic region coverages of the original VGT4Africa-like or version 0 products, likely continued in parallell to the improved products for smooth transition.
EUMETCast satellite broadcast. Register through EUMETSAT's EO Portal. Africa and South-America continent coverages of version 0 products
Geoland2 SDI http://www.geoland2.eu, under the Global Biophysical Parameter service Improved (version 1) products, available in 10x10 degree tiles and continents rounded to tile boundaries.

 

In future, the dissemination systems and product sets will be further improved and further harmonized, allowing users to gradually transition. In this moment, however, the sets of products provided via these services are not the same.

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