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Sentinel-3 is a low Earth-orbit moderate size satellite compatible with small launchers including VEGA and ROCKOT. The main objective of the mission is to measure sea surface topography, sea and land surface temperature, and ocean and land surface color with high accuracy and reliability to support ocean forecasting systems, environmental monitoring and climate monitoring. Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI) provides a set of 21 bands ranging from the visible to the near infrared light (400 nm < λ< 1 020 nm). The Sentinel-3 provides imagery in 300 m spatial resolution. Sentinel-3 OLCI instrument ensures continuity of the ENVISAT MERIS.

Sentinel-3 OLCI

Enhanced true color scripts

Remote sensing indices

  • NDVI- normalized difference vegetation index
  • NDWI- normalized difference water index
  • VMI3 - Vegetation and land monitoring with cloud mask
  • OTCI - Terrestrial chlorophyll index
  • Ulyssys Water Quality Viewer - chlorophyll and suspended sediment for water quality visualization
  • NDBI - Normalized Bare ice Index

Sentinel-3 SLSTR