With the user Virtual Machine (VM), a developer or researcher can access a Virtual Research Environment with access to the complete PROBA-V data archive and a powerful set of tools and libraries to work with the data (e.g. SNAP toolbox, GRASS GIS, QGIS) or to develop-debug test applications (R, Python or Java).

For the available data: see Virtual Research Environment Data Sources.

Request VM

Important to know: VM backup policy


The  PROBA-V MEP VM can be requested for the OpenStack private cloud hosted by VITO.

  • This VM comes with several pre-installed commandline tools, desktop applications and developer tools which are useful for exploitation of PROBA-V data (e.g. GDAL, QGIS, GRASS GIS, SNAP, Python, etc ...).
  • Access to the full PROBA-V archive.
  • Target audiance are scientists and developers developing applications which use PROBA-V data. After the prototyping phase, the PROBA-V MEP processing environment can be used for larger scale processing. The end goal should be an application running on the MEP platform.


* The VM can be removed when it is no longer in use. If this is the case, an e-mail will be sent to you that the VM will be deleted. When no reply is received after 30 days, the removal of the VM will happen.