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Sentinel 2B Multispectral Instrument (MSI) Level 1C data

Update Frequency: Continual
Latest Data Update: 2023-06-18
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2016-11-16
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 4.13M Files | 468TB


This dataset contains Top-of Atmosphere (TOA) reflectances in cartographic geometry (level 1C) processed data, from the Multispectral Instrument (MSI) aboard the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel 2B satellite. Sentinel 2B was launched on 7th March 2016 and provides multispectral images of the earth’s surface as a continuation and enhancement of the Landsat and SPOT missions. Data are provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) and are made available via CEDA to any registered user.

CEDA have switched to provide Sentinel 2 data for the UK and Dependencies along with data needed per project basis as of April 2019. Please contact us if you need data outside these areas and we will see what we can do.

Citable as:  Copernicus; European Space Agency (2016): Sentinel 2B Multispectral Instrument (MSI) Level 1C data. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Sentinel, Multispectral Instrument, MSI, Level 1C


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Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data collected and prepared by European Space Agency (ESA). Downloaded from the Collaborative Hub for use by registered users of CEDA.

Data Quality:
Data provided by ESA. CEDA download the data from the Collaborative or open access data hubs to make available on the CEDA archive.
File Format:
These data are JPG 2000 formatted.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Instrument/Platform pairings

Sentinel 2 Multispectral Instrument (MSI) Deployed on: Sentinel 2B

Computation Element: 1

Title Level 1C processing algorithm applied to Sentinel 2 raw data
Abstract This computation involves the Level 1 processing algorithm applied to raw Multispectral Instrument (MSI) data. Level-1C processing includes radiometric and geometric corrections including ortho-rectification and spatial registration on a global reference system with sub-pixel accuracy. This processing produces the level 1C data as well as quicklook images for the user.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description


  • long_name: Visible Imagery
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Visible Imagery
  • names: Visible Imagery,

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