Amazon Web Service change for Sentinel-2 access


Dear Sen2-Agri users,

This message concerns only the users downloading the Sentinel-2 images on AWS Sentinel-2 L1C bucket. For those who are accessing local storage for Sentinel-2 either on cloud or on their own server, there is no change.

You might have noticed that your Sen2-Agri system is no more downloading the Sentinel-2 images since Tuesday 7th of August. This is due to a  cancelation of the free access policy of AWS to its Sentinel-2 L1C bucket. The access right on AWS S2 bucket has now been configured as Requester Pays while it was previously configured as Owner pays (more info here).

By default, the Sen2-Agri system was configured to download the Sentinel-2 images on AWS, because it is significantly faster than the direct download on the ESA-SciHub.  Support for ESA Sci-Hub download already exists in Sen2Agri system and it is a matter of a changing a configuration key by the users. There is however an issue with some metadata that are no longer correctly downloaded the ESA Sci-Hub.  We are currently working on updating the Sentinel-2 downloader and we will deliver an updated version in the coming days.

We are sorry for the drawback it may cause,

The Sen2-Agri team