Copernicus Marine Service
OC-TAC - Quality Control and Validation

What's new

18-March-2019: NASA has used release 9.3.0-V2019.0 to fix issues concerning some MODIS-Aqua L1/L2 granules for the period 2002-present (see the forum discussion).

14-March-2019: Eumetsat has announced the public release of SENTINEL-3B OLCI Level-2 Marine Products (not yet used by CMEMS).

20-Feb-2019: NASA has changed the VIIRS-NPP processing from 9.3.0-V2018.2.4 to 9.3.0-V2019.0

7-Feb-2018: EUMETSAT has deployed a new version of the level2 processor from 06.12 to 06.13

10-Dec-2018: NASA has changed the VIIRS-NPP processing from 9.3.0-V2018.2.2 to 9.3.0-V2018.2.4

19-Nov-2018: NASA has changed the VIIRS-NPP processing from 9.3.0-V2018.2.1 to 9.3.0-V2018.2.2

8-Nov-2018: New CMEMS Release (V201811):
  • The OCEANCOLOUR GlobColour products (Global and Atlantic Chlorophyll Cloud Free products) are improved
    • All datasets are now based on the R2108 NASA reprocessing
    • The REP times series is extended [1997-09-04 - 2018-06-30]
    • The Chlorophyll products are now based on the CI-Hue approach for low concentration
    • OLCI-S3A contributes both to NRT and REP chlorophyll products
4-Nov-2018: NASA has changed the VIIRS-NPP processing from 9.3.0-V2018.2 to 9.3.0-V2018.2.1 (Water spectra added)

Nov-2018: VIIRS-JPPS1 Level-2 Marine products disseminated by NASA OceanColour.

29-Oct-2018: NASA has changed the VIIRS-NPP processing from 9.3.0-V2018.1.2.3 to 9.3.0-V2018.2.2

18-Sept-2018: NASA has changed the VIIRS-NPP processing from 9.3.0-V2018.0.17 to 9.3.0-V2018.1 (ADFs: calibration, climatology…)

3-July-2018: New CMEMS Release:
  • Improvement of Satellite GlobColour Ocean Colour daily chlorophyll interpolated products at Global Level (4km) and over the Atlantic (1km) thanks to Sentinel-3A (OLCI sensor) and last NASA R2018 reprocessing
  • Addition of Satellite Ocean Colour SeaWiFS daily climatology data for Mediterranean and Black seas
  • Extension of Satellite Ocean Colour Reprocessing (CCI) products up to 2017-12-19
25-April-2018: OLCI S3B is launched. More information here (equator crossing time 10:00, swath 1270 km)
Sentinel-3B first images

24-April-2018: NASA has changed the VIIRS-NPP processing from 9.3.0-V2018.0.16 to 9.3.0-V2018.0.17

22-March-2018: New CMEMS 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-NPP) updated using NASA R2018 processing.
14-Feb-2018: NASA has changed the VIIRS-NPP 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-NPP processing from 9.2.1-V2018.0.3 to 9.2.1-V2018.0.4

1-Feb-2018: NASA has changed the VIIRS-NPP processing from 9.2.1-V2018.0.1 to 9.2.1-V2018.0.3

31-Jan-2018: NASA has changed the VIIRS-NPP processing from 9.2.1-V2018.0 to 9.2.1-V2018.0.1

29-Jan-2018: NASA has changed the VIIRS-NPP 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-JPPS-1 (NOAA20) first images.

11-Dec-2017: VIIRS-NPP 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-NPP 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 (NOAA20) has been launched. Mission information here (equator crossing time 9:50, swath 3040 km)

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-NPP 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-NPP 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-NPP 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-NPP 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-NPP, switch from R2014.0 to R2014.0.1 NRT NASA processing

Mid-September-2014: VIIRS-NPP, switch from R2013.1 to R2014.0 NRT NASA processing

8-April-2012: MERIS, end of mission

28-Oct-2011: VIIRS-NPP 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.

09-Oct-2006: MERIS configuration - ESA has turning-off the offset control loop (OCL) on 13.12.2004, leading to an unexpected increase of low level noise. The OCL was turned on again on 09.10.2006. A correction of the data acquired during the OCL-off period was introduced in the 3rd reprocessing which was released in July 2011.

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)