Open Data

View GB composite imagery

These images are derived from ESA satellite data.  Seasonal images are derived from Sentinel-1 satellite data, which delivers all-weather, day and night, radar imagery of the Earth’s surface every 6-12 days at a spatial resolution of 10m. 

The optical images are derived from Sentinel-2 which provides images of the Earth at visible and near infrared wavelengths every 5-10 days. The data enables a user to identify different land cover, such as forests, agricultural regions, urban areas and inter-tidal extents. It can also reveal information regarding vegetation productivity and moisture in soil and vegetation. This information can be used in a variety of applications, to help detect, monitor and measure environmental activity and change over time.


Data processing expertise - our platform does all the heavy lifting
Select only the data that you need for your project

Currently we hold data on a 30 day rolling cycle

Baseline and monitor rapidly over time
Open Data - free to use commercially
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Geographic coverage expanding with demand

Getting Started

To download free composite imagery simply choose a season, select a tile on the map and then click on the download button.


As a Premium user you can either upload a shapefile or use the polygon tool to draw on the map.


The polygon tool enables you to select precisely the area or region of interest that you want to download data for.


Once you have defined you area or region you can then select from a range of different products, RGB imagery, NDVI, OSAVI etc. Then select the date range and click on search.

An introduction to Environment Systems' Data Services - a new FREE and OPEN data service with options for Premium and Enterprise users. Now anyone can access earth observation satellite data. Initially covering Great Britain.
A short video describing how you can use Environment Systems Data Services and satellite imagery in agriculture.
This simple user story illustrates how a Forest Manager might be able to use satellite data. Environment Systems Data Services provides FREE and OPEN access to Sentinel 1 satellite data. Go to:, sign up for an account and you can download UK composite imagery.
This is a simple user story to illustrate how satellite data can be used in an agricultural context. Environment Systems Data Services provides FREE and OPEN access to Sentinel 1 satellite data. Go to sign up for an account and you can download UK composite imagery.
The understanding and interpretation of radar images is nuanced and it is important to remember that the radar “sees” in a very different way to the human eye. However, by taking the time to understand the different polarisations of the radar signal, even those new to radar imagery can extract powerful evidence and insight.

User Stories

Find out more about how our Data Services can help you.

Learn more about how to access the data, find out about the many indices available and much more.

Still want to know more? Then please contact us. 

Our platform

Our Data Services platform is built on modern web foundations and a scalable 'Cloud' infrastructure.

We pull Sentinel data from European Space Agency servers, process the data in the Cloud, and store multiple indices and radar data enabling users to  select only the data that they actually need.

Users of our free service can view and download composite data. Premium users can choose specific regions by using the mapping tools or by uploading a shapefile. They can choose to request data over specific points in time and from a wide range of indices such as NDVI or OSAVI.



Our Data Services are supported by an OpenAPI compliant with the Swagger/YAML standard. All the functionality available through our Data Services web portal, can also be achieved programmatically through the use of this API, including defining regions, searching our holdings and requesting products. The use of OpenAPI standards facilitates access by allowing, for example, the automated production of 'stub' connectors, for rapid deployment of software that can connect to and utilise our services.

You can access our Swagger/YAML open API description here.

If you want to speak to someone about our Data Services API please contact us.

Multiple Insights

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Environment Systems Data Services are capable of delivering multiple insights


We can help integrate the data into your workflow

We can help you to analyse understand and apply your data:

Ecosystem Services

Habitat Mapping

Environmental Monitoring

Precision Agriculture

We can help train your staff

The proliferation of open data, including Earth observation imagery from new and existing satellite constellations, is opening up exciting new opportunities in environmental and agricultural applications.

The open data contained in our Data Services product offering is released under a Creative Commons licence in support of the open data movement. Find out more about open data.

Environment Systems Data Services are built on world class open data. In order to continue our support of open data, the data made available through this portal are licenced under Creative Commons. 

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