PROBA-V Collection 2 Reprocessing Campaign

The PROBA-V Collection 2 reprocessing campaign is finished!
During the past half year, the entire operational PROBA-V archive (16 October 2013 – 30 June 2020) has been reprocessed into segment and synthesis data of the highest possible quality and consistency for your applications.

The improvements and updates with respect to Collection 1 are the following:

  • Cloud detection algorithm
    A Multi-Layer Perceptron (MLP)-based neural network algorithm is applied, with no auxiliary data dependency, resulting in significant improvements compared to the Collection 1 cloud detection.
  • Radiometric Instrument Calibration Parameter (ICP) files
    The absolute calibration and equalization coefficients are updated, as well as some inter-band corrections to the BLUE and SWIR channels are performed.
  • Atmospheric correction
    The Modern-Era Retrospective analysis for Research and Applications, Version 2 (MERRA-2) Aerosol Optical Thickness (AOT) dataset is used as input for the atmospheric correction. The resulting TOC reflectances are validated following the ACIX validation method.
  • Product data format
    The current Collection 1 data are available as HDF5 and GeoTIFF files. For Collection 2, the new Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF standard, backward compatible with standard GeoTIFF, will be used in addition to the regular HDF5 file format. Using this new and state-of-the-art data format standard eases the file handling and data visualization in cloud environments.
  • New product search catalogue
    PROBA-V Collection 2 data will become more easily searchable using the OpenSearch CAtalogue for Remote Sensing (OSCARS) from a new, dedicated, and improved user interface, combining the best from PROBA-V’s Mission Exploitation Platform (such as time series and viewing) to give you a seamless user experience and to efficiently analyze the Collection 2 data.
  • CEOS Analysis Ready Data (CEOS-ARD) compliancy
    PROBA-V Collection 2 surface reflectance data will be CEOS-ARD-compliant, which means that it will fulfil a set of accuracy thresholds, that essential corrections are applied, and that the product metadata are structured in a certain format. This will enable you to start analyzing Collection 2 data immediately, without the hassle of complex additional pre-processing.

The above listed changes impact all Level-2A and Level-3 data at all resolutions (100 m, 300 m, and 1 km). Collection 2, together with its user documentation, becomes available end of March 2023. Meanwhile PROBA-V Collection 1 data remain available for 2 months after publication of the Collection 2 products.


PROBA-V's companion satellite launched succesfully

The PROBA-V CubeSat Companion (PVCC) was launched with a Vega launcher from the ESA launch base.

Phase out of PROBA-V Collection 1

Following the release of the improved PROBA-V Collection 2 data, we remind you that the PROBA-V Collection 1 will be phased out from March 29th, 2023.

Release of PROBA-V Collection 2

Today marks the release of the highly anticipated new collection of PROBA-V data, namely Collection 2 (C2) after almost a year of processing.

Changes in the PROBA-V NDVI S10 TOC 300 m time series layer

The PROBA-V S10 TOC 300 m NDVI (V3) layer was applying an additional mask on waterbodies instead of returning the actual proba-v ndvi.

PROBA-V Collection 2 Reprocessing Campaign

The PROBA-V Collection 2 reprocessing campaign is finished!


PROBA-V Level-3 TOA Data

PROBA-V Level-3 TOC Data

PROBA-V Level-2 Data

PROBA-V Level-1 Data

PROBA-V, ready to close its eyes

The end of a beautiful mission. When the PROBA-V mission was launched in 2013, we knew that there was going to be an inevitable end to the mission.

SPOT-VEGETATION data collection migration

We are currently in progress of phasing out legacy portals step by step.