► Users of the Food Security TEP are now invite to discover our Service Tutorials to easily create their own first satellite data products. 

Don't forget we also have some Videos and a User manual helping you to get adjusted to our platform UI.

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Food Security TEP Newsletter - September 2021

Food Security TEP & H2020 project ExtremeEarth

‘From Copernicus Big Data to Extreme Earth Analytics’

workshop invitation

2nd Food Security Use Case Applications Workshop Danube

Impact of COVID-19 on Harvest of Row Crops

The COVID-19 pandemic's far-reaching national and international impacts are well known and often hard to quantify. In our study, "Impact of COVID-19 on Harvest of Row Crops", funded by the European Space Agency ESA, we quantified when harvest occurred in 2020 and whether there were significant delays due to COVID-19. For this purpose, 200.000 fields of summer crops, winter cereals and winter rapeseed in 19 European countries were sampled and processed by our algorithm.

Scheduled Maintenance August 13th 2021 until 18:00 CET

Dear user, on Thursday, August 12th we will be upgrading our platform and processing services. The upgrade will take one day, so services will resume the latest on Friday, August 13th. Yet, we are glad to announce that the updated version of the platform software will greatly improve platform services for operations. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Please let us know, if you encounter any issues during or after the upgrade. Best regards, Food Security TEP Support Team support@foodsecurity-tep.net

New Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 services available

Since end of June, four new services have been added to the platform and are publicly available. To provide more possibilities for developers to build upon pre-processed data, we added Sentinel-1 Backscatter Amplitude and Temporal Coherence services based on standard, configurable ESA Toolbox workflows.. Furthermore, our service offer for atmospherically corrected data has been extended: Besides the standard Copernicus Sentinel-2 Level 2A data provided through our DIAS provider and our enterprise-level L2A processing services provided by Vista GmbH, Germany, we now also offer atmospheric correction using the MAJA algorithm version 3.2.2. To access these services, search our Platform Services tab for "S1L2_Backscatter", "S1L2_Coherence" and "S2_L2A_MAJA".

New Food Security TEP platform version 1.9.0

In November 2020, a major update of the Food Security TEP has been released, resulting in platform version 1.9.0.

Some highlights of the latest version are:

  • The platform is now able to handle creation of collections of remote data
  • Security improvements

Moreover, the following improvements are avilable ro users now:

  • GUI app usability improvement
  • Explorer tab visualization functionalities
  • Databasket functionalities improvements
  • job panel functionalities improvements
  • metadata propagation


First Time Users

Quick Start for first time user

In case you are visiting the Food Security Thematic Exploitation Platform for the first time, please follow these steps:

New Login screen

Tackling drought issues for food security

"This summer’s drought is a harsh reminder of how unusual weather can cause havoc for farmers – even in a rich part of the world like Western Europe. While there is a wealth of satellite data available to help predict the risk of drought, it can be daunting for a non-expert to handle. ESA’s Food Security Thematic Exploitation Platform makes this task much easier."

Read more on what the Food Security TEP can do to support managing droughts in this article on the ESA website.