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

The PROBA-V MEP provides two different platforms for which a Virtual Machine can be requested:

  • a PROBA-V MEP VM in 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.
  • a RSS CloudToolbox VM, hosted by ESA in the RSS cloud, with access to a subset of the PROBA-V archive.
    • Similar to the PROBA-V MEP VM, this VM comes with pre-installed tools for the exploitation of PROBA-V data.
    • Access to only a subset of the available PROBA-V dataset.
    • Target audiance are university students following image processing classes.

* 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.