We are very pleased to announce today the release of all high resolution Copernicus Sentinel satellite stills and animations processed by ESA under the Open Access compliant Creative Commons CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO licence. This allows this ever expanding set of imagery to be freely shared and used, e.g. on Wikipedia or, respectively, Wikimedia Commons, by the educational sector etc.

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(please note the search might include some images not licenced under CC)

Copernicus is the most ambitious Earth observation programme to date, headed by the European Commission (EC) in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA), who develops, builds, flies and operates the Sentinel family of satellites and missions.

While this post concerns processed public images made available by ESA, please find further information on the free, full and open access to Copernicus Sentinel satellite data here.

More info on ESA’s Open Access Policy is available via the news release (20 February 2017), this site’s general introduction and the FAQ.

Bering Sea

This Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite image shows the Bering Sea, north of the Alaska Peninsula. It was acquired on 26 March 2017. Seasonal sea ice dominates the upper part of the image. Image credit: contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO.