Copernicus Marine Service
OC-TAC - Quality Control and Validation

What's new


  • - 22-March-2018: Announcement new CMEMS V4.0 release:
    • the Global NRT OLCI time-series extended to [25 April 2016 - present] (ACRI & CNR products)
    • OLCI DT products available at 10 days instead 30 days
    • NRT/DT [2017-present] Copernicus GlobColour products (MODIS& VIIRS) updated using NASA R2018 processing.
    • Access to near real time products (last part) will be updated. The former access will be available until end of April.
  • - 14-Feb-2018: NASA has changed the VIIRS processing from 9.2.1-V2018.0.4 to 9.2.1-V2018.0.5
  • - 14-Feb-2018: EUMETSAT has deployed a new version of the level0 processor from 06.09 to 06.10
  • - 5-Feb-2018: NASA has changed the VIIRS processing from 9.2.1-V2018.0.3 to 9.2.1-V2018.0.4
  • - 1-Feb-2018: NASA has changed the VIIRS processing from 9.2.1-V2018.0.1 to 9.2.1-V2018.0.3
  • - 31-Jan-2018: NASA has changed the VIIRS processing from 9.2.1-V2018.0 to 9.2.1-V2018.0.1
  • - 29-Jan-2018: NASA has changed the VIIRS processing from 9.2.0-V2017.0.3 to 9.2.1-V2018.0.
  • - 26-Jan-2108: NASA announcement: on-going Seawifs R2108 reprocessing.
  • - 5-Jan-2018: NASA has changed MODIS processing to switch to new LUTs (V6.2.1.5).
  • - 14-Dec-2017: MODIS-AQUA NASA processing is changed from R2014 to R2018. More details here. It is used by CMEMS products for the NRT dataset.
  • - 13-Dec-2017: VIIRS-NOAA20 first images.
  • - 11-Dec-2017: VIIRS NASA R2018 re-processing available for the full time series (Jan-2012 to present). It will be used by CMEMS product in the next release (at present only used by the NRT dataset).
  • - 5-Dec-2017: CMEMS V3.3 release, OCTAC new features:
    • REP extension to [1997-Dec 2016]
    • GlobColour chlorophyll climatology dataset (OCEANCOLOUR_GLO_CHL_L4_REP_OBSERVATIONS_009_082)
  • - 1-Dec-2017: NASA has deployed the new R2018.0 VIIRS-SNPP NRT processing (used by CMEMS NRT processing).
  • - 30-Nov-2017: NASA has changed MODIS baseline: software 9.2.0-V2017.0.3 and ADFs (MYD02_Reflective_LUTs.V6.1.37.8_OC2, MYD02_Emissive_LUTs.V6.1.37.8_OC2, MYD02_QA_LUTs.V6.1.37.8_OC2).
  • - 29-Nov-2017: EUMETSAT has deployed a new version of the OLCI level2 processor from 06.10 to 06.11 (Baseline 2.23).
    EUMETSAT has reprocessed OLCI L1/L2 from 26-April 2106 to 4-Aug 2017 (Baseline 2.23): L3/L4 not yet available in CMEMS.
  • - 22-Nov-2017: NASA "Reprocessing R2018.0" announcement.
  • - 18-Nov-2017: VIIRS-JPPS1 has been launched. Mission information here
  • - 23-Oct-2017: EUMETSAT has deployed a new version of the PUG (03.30) for OLCI level 1 ERR
  • - 16-Oct-2017: CMEMS V3.2 release: OLCI-S3A products are now disseminated.
  • - 11-Oct-2017: EUMETSAT has deployed a new version of the OLCI level 1 processing baseline.
  • - 10-August-2017: NASA has modified MODIS LUT (MYD02_Emissive_LUTs.V6.1.37.3_OC2.hdf to 37.4)
  • - 6-July-2017: NASA has updated MODIS & VIIRS processing (come back to 9.0.2-V2016.4.6 from 9.0.2-V2016.4.7)
  • - 5-July-2017: EUMETSAT released the OLCI-S3A L2 operational data stream (Baseline 2.16):
  • - 28-June-2017: NASA has updated MODIS & VIIRS processing (from 9.0.2-V2016.4.6 to 9.0.2-V2016.4.7)
  • - 19-April-2017: CMEMS V3 release including:
    • NetCDF4 format
    • Copernicus-GlobColour REP extended to [1997-Aug 2016]
    • CCI and Regional REP extended to [1997-2015]
    • New regional products based on merged sensors.
  • - 9-March-2017: NASA has updated VIIRS processing & ADF (from 8.10.3-r13529 to 9.0.2-V2016.4.1)
  • - 1-Sep-2016: reprocessing of the MODIS-Aqua 2014.0.1 [9-June-2014 -30-Aug-2016] (minor calibration update to reduce detector striping artefacts).
  • - 13-April-2016: CMEMS V2 release including:
    • the Copernicus-GlobColour-OSS2015 REP [1997-2014]
    • the CCI REP [1997-2014] at global and regional scale.
  • - 1-April-2016: New VIIRS Format
  • - 2-March-2016: first images from Sentinel-3A's
  • - 16-Feb-2016: launch Sentinel-3A, first images from OLCI (equator crossing time 10:00, swath 1270 km, first acquisition 29 Feb 2016)
  • - 2-February-2016: CZCS reprocessing R2014
  • - 20-November-2015: Seawifs Reprocessing R2014
  • - June-2015: MODIS Aqua, switch from R2013.1 to R2014.0 NRT NASA processing
  • - 19-March-2015: VIIRS, switch from R2014.0 to R2014.0.1 NRT NASA processing
  • - Mid-September-2014: VIIRS, switch from R2013.1 to R2014.0 NRT NASA processing
  • - 8-April-2012: MERIS, end of mission
  • - 28-Oct-2011: VIIRS NPP, beginning of NASA processing (equator crossing time 10:30, swath 3040 km, first acquisition 1 Jan 2012). Mission information here
  • - 11-Dec-2010 : SeaWIFS, end of mission.
  • - 13-Dec-2004: MERIS OCL (Offset Control Loop) off period: 13th December 2004 to 9th October 2006
  • - 1 March 2002: MERIS launched (equator crossing time 10:00, swath 1150 km)
  • - 4 May 2002: MODIS Aqua launched (equator crossing time 13:30, swath 2330 km, first acquisition 4 July 2002)
  • - 1 Aug 1997: SeaWIFS Launched (equator crossing time 12:20, swath 1502 km, first acquisition 18 Sep. 1997)