Sentinel-2 is a polar orbiting satellite constellation of two (initially A and B units) carrying each one an optical imaging sensor called MSI (Multi-Spectral Instrument). The Sentinel-2 Toolbox development is monitored by the Sentinel Toolbox Developer Forum (STDF) in strong relationship between the ESA Technical Officers of each Sentinel-1, 2 & 3 Toolbox and the consortia in charge of each toolbox development led respectively by Array, Canada, CS Group, France and Brockmann Consult, Germany. The three Toolboxes are largely leveraging on BEAM & NEST heritage, improving them with a common core and three specific add-ons, one for each Sentinel missions.
Example of use: the Level-3 Processor enabling to remove clouds from L1C or L2A products time series.
The Sentinel-2 Toolbox (S2TBX Library) consists of a rich set of visualisation, analysis and processing tools for the exploitation of MSI data from the upcoming Sentinel-2 mission. Payload Data & Applications department develops new features for this open-source project.
Payload Data & Applications department, as consortium leader, manages the project at managerial and technical level and coordinates the activities of its partners. Payload Data & Applications department also provides its image and OTB expertise and participates in developments.
The objective of this project is to develop an open-source, flexible and re-usable scientific multi-mission Toolbox based on an extension of BEAM, facilitating the handling, post-processing and scientific analysis of the data products from the Multi-Spectral Instrument (MSI) of the Sentinel-2 mission. The S-2 Toolbox will in particular:
The current API is in Java and there is a need for other language support as well:
The Sentinel-2 Toolbox will not only enable to visualize and propose classical filtering, classification and statistics tools but will also integrate the Sen2Cor processor in order to enable the L2A product generation from L1C.
All toolboxes are composed of a number of dedicated modules (in gray in the figure below) as well as modules that are shared and can be exchanged between the toolboxes. The figure shows the common user interfaces for all three toolboxes, namely the adaptable and extendible GUI (from VISAT heritage) and a single command-line interface for all tools (from BEAM GPT heritage). In order to support this idea, the STDF plays a central role in this project for the evolution of the common software basis.
Software languages are:
S2TBX Library is compliant with the following operating systems:
Payload Data & Applications department is the ideal partner for your projects. We can assist you in the different phases: