Important changes to the Copernicus Australasia Regional Data Hub - Update #4
The major update to the Copernicus Australasia Regional Data Hub (the Hub) to align services with the Copernicus programme’s new Data Space Ecosystem platform (CDSE) continues. During this time of transition to the new Hub, we are working through a number of issues and need to advise that access to some products and services will be impacted in the short term.
We are actively working with the European Space Agency (ESA) to resolve some performance issues between the new Hub and the CDSE. After decommissioning SciHub, IntHub and other legacy hubs at the end of October, ESA provided us with an alternative source for the synchronisation of Sentinel products. While this ensures ongoing access to data, we are experiencing reduced throughput (slower transfer speeds) at the present time. Currently, Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-5P collections are up-to-date, however there is a backlog of Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-3 (Land) products. We are working to address the issues as quickly as possible and will respond to changing priorities as required.
As systems are developed, we will ensure the new Hub is thoroughly tested and ready before going live. Existing NCI services and SARA portal will continue to operate, ensuring business continuity during this period. We will advise in due course when our new Hub is ready to be released and data migration will commence.
Integration of the Hub with the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) Data Store was completed in 2022. This provides the Hub with optimal access to the Sentinel-3 collections in general, and Marine products in particular.
For more information on the Hub Upgrade Project, please see: https://copernicus.gov.au/hub-upgrade.