November 5th, 2013
Dear SPOT-VEGETATION users,
In the frame of PROBA-V, the successor of SPOT-VEGETATION, VITO & its partners developed a new portal as part of the PADUA programme. PADUA will offer an integrated sollution for Product Archiving, Distribution and User oriented Access.
Today, we are proud to announce the release of the new distribution portal www.vito-eodata.be.
For SPOT-VEGETATION users, the main difference with the previous portal is, that all VEGETATION products older than three months are freely available: the P-, global S1 and S10 data (as global or regional extract product; large orders, need approval, see FAQ). Also after the end of the SPOT-VEGETATION mission, scheduled for May 31th of 2014, these products will continue to be distributed through this platform.
D10 data will no longer be distributed via this new portal. Users that would like to download these data are kindly resuested to contact the Helpdesk.
However, there is more. Via this portal VITO will also distribute all Earth observation data & products processed by VITO. This means that you will also be able to request the decadal syntheses of MetOp-AVHRR, Envisat-Meris, and of course all PROBA-V products via this product distribution portal.
Please visit the website regularly as new collections will become available through this portal.
You can register yourself for free at www.vito-eodata.be.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for your cooperation and we wish you a lot of inspiring EO work using our new product distribution platform.
VITO's Image Processing Centre
The VEGETATION programme is the fruit of a space collaboration between various European partners: Belgium, France, Italy, Sweden and the European Commission. In 1998, it was grafted onto the SPOT programme, founded by Belgium, France and Sweden in 1978.
It consists of two observation instruments in orbit, VEGETATION 1 and VEGETATION 2, as well as ground infrastructures. The first of the two instruments in orbit is aboard the SPOT 4 satellite, launched on 24 March 1998. The second is aboard SPOT 5, which was placed into orbit on 4 May 2002.
This site gives you free access to the vegetation image catalogue and allows you to download sample images of the vegetation instrument. If you are a SPOT registered user, you are able to order online any of the standard vegetation products. You will find here answers to questions on the products and the operational aspects of the vegetation programme.