Analysis Ready DataPre-processed Sentinel-1 backscatter image of Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth (ARD)


JNCC are leading in the creation of Analysis Ready Data (ARD) products for the Sentinel-1 and -2 platforms; pre-processing data to a proposed UK standard to be adopted in academia, industry and government. The generation of ARD ensures continued UK contribution to wider international community efforts to develop standards and methods of EO data access. This contributes to the provision of tools and analytical services so analysis can be rapidly deployed in support of decision-making across the  Defra network and the devolved administrations, the Scottish Remote Sensing Group and Welsh Earth Observation Group, NIEA and beyond.


Efficient exploitation of satellite imagery can be impaired through the lack ARD. Production time for projects is reduced given the availability of Sentinel ARD from JNCC.


 Comparison of Sentinel-2 imagery before (left) and after (right) processing to account for the impact of the atmosphere. Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel-2 data 2016  Pre-processed Sentinel-1 backscatter image of Northern Ireland