Universal Access to Information
On 28 September, since 2016 the “International Day for the Universal Access to Information” has been celebrated. This day was established by UNESCO, acknowledging that infrastructure and technology development are essential elements in building knowledge societies. This day will among others encourage the adoption of ICT and open access policies as a necessary complementary dimension to the right to information.
PROBA-V data are free and openly accessible through various portals. The Terrascope platform, built on the technology and expertise gained from the Mission Exploitation Platform (MEP), enables users to access, view, and analyze the PROBA-V data in multiple ways and facilitates a more efficient path from data to information and new knowledge on our planet’s dynamics.
An example of one way to quickly view the Earth’s land surface dynamics is shown in this PROBA-V S10 time-lapse of September 2018-2019. Particular features that show up are among others the snow-coverage growth and decline over Asia, eastern Europe, and North-America and the bright green colors during the North-American and European growing seasons.