Access to COSMO-SkyMed Supersite SAR imagery

Thanks to an agreement between GSNL, ASI and ESA, since April 2018 all the data acquired by COSMO-SkyMed over the Supersites, are made available through the Geohazard Exploitation Platform (GEP) Geobrowser.

Please note that while browsing is open to all, to be able to download the data the user must have signed a COSMO-SkyMed License for use, and must have an ESA SSO account.

Here below you can find a number of Frequently Asked Questions which explain the procedure.

 What happens to the CSK data acquired over a Supersite?

When a new dataset (image) is acquired, the ASI centre in Matera  uploads the dataset(s) to the Supersite data repository of the GEP. The data can then be browsed from the GEP Geobrowser interface

How can I discover the CSK data on the GEP Geobrowser ?

To discover CSK data in  the GEP Geobrowser, you define an area in the map and then select the CSK mission from the EO Data drop down list. You can also select the Supersite, and then you will see the available image frames.
Beyond Supersite data, the GEP allows to discover thousands of  images from ESA and Third party missions (ERS, ENVISAT, TSX, CSK, etc.). The GEP can also display data and value-added processing products (e.g. interferograms, DEMs) generated by GEP users.

 How can I download the Supersite data (not only CSK) from the GEP?

To download the images you need to have an account in the GEP. Before you are allowed to download CSK (or any other) mission data, your account must be  authorized by the space agency, see the Authorization FAQ below.
If you are logged in and authorized, when your search results are listed in the left panel, you can show the details of an image and click the Download link. At present images can be downloaded only one at a time.

Authorization to download CSK  data

Before being able to download CSK data (or other mission data) the account by which you access the GEP must be authorized. To do this you need to sign a COSMO-SkyMed license agreement.
Note that the license agreements are different  for each Supersite, thus if you want CSK data for another Supersite, you need to sign another license.
You must download the CSK license file here, read the conditions of use, extract only the USER form at page 15, fill this form and send it to the Supersite Coordinator. Coordinators are listed in this website under each Supersite page.
The Supersite Coordinator will then send the signed form to ASI and to the GEP management team. The person in charge at ASI will confirm that the user can be authorized to download CSK data, and the GEP managers will update the user’s account authorizations.

Points of Contact:

  • ASI:
  • TerraDue (GEP managers):

This procedure should take a few days, and it must be done only once for each Supersite.