Terrascope services available via ESA's Network of Resources

Access Terrascope services through ESA's Network of Resources

The Network of Resources is a customer-centric, open network of EO applications bringing together European Earth observation Resources for data, software, applications and IT services. Combining exploitation and processing platforms, the NoR supports users in procuring services and outsourcing requirements while increasing integration of EO data and information for broader scientific, social, and economic purposes. Usage of these resources shall accelerate the achievement of scientific goals and the sharing of the results.

Since 2020 users can also request the following Terrascope services via the NoR

  • Hadoop processing environment to upscale large datasets and make large processing jobs more efficient
  • OpenStack private cloud environment, to request and use a virtual research environment 
  • Shared block storage for your monthly virtual machines 
  • Long Term Tape Storage for additional storage on tape connected to the VITO platform.


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NoR funding opportunities

The NoR initiative provides sponsorship for projects facilitated by the EO Resource Tier Layer and the Front-end Platform Service Layer as well.

The EO Resource Tier Layer consists of cloud infrastructures with collocated data and provides the ‘back-end’ functionality where users can host their tools, algorithms and services.
After submitting the application form, ESA steps in and remunerates successful applicants with a voucher for the selected services, allowing free-at-point-of-use consumption for research, product development and up to pre-commercial demonstration.

Click here for more information about the sponsorship opportunities and application procedure.

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