New wet snow product and updated CryoLand4Newbies

07 April 2016: A new wet snow cover product is now available for the Alpine area. The product development started within CryoLand, and was completed within the EU FP7 project SEN3APP. Demonstration products of the melting season 2015 over the Alps, as well as new products for the melting season 2016 will be provided through the CryoLand GeoPortal.

The Snow Products website, as well as the CryoLand4Newbies document were updated with this new product Wet Snow Cover over Alps (multitemp_SCAW_Alps_Radar).

New scripts for automated access of CryoLand products available

08 April 2015: For automatically accessing, downloading and analysing CryoLand products we provide for your convenience new scripts written in Python and IDL in the Downloads menu (link). Feel free to use or adapt these scripts according to your needs.

Project Objectives

Develop, implement and validate an operational sustainable service for monitoring snow and land ice as a Downstream Service within Copernicus in a value added chain with the Land Monitoring Core Service:


  • Define a framework and specifications for the snow and land ice monitoring system that is based on requirements of users from different application fields

  • Designing, developing and implementing Internet based interfaces to integrate the geospatial infrastructure developed in the project, in order to allow for efficient user interaction and access to the products

  • Augment and improve the portfolio of snow and land ice products and services tailored to specific customer needs

  • Develop and implement tools for integration of snow and land ice products from satellite data with non-space-based data (in-situ measurements, model output) in order to improve the quality of the CryoLand services

  • Support and train users for accessing and using the CryoLand Geoportal and Products

  • Perform thorough testing, validation and qualification of the snow and land ice monitoring system in pre-operational environment

  • Develop tools for utilization of Sentinel satellite data for snow and ice monitoring services

  • Prepare and initiate a self-supportive operational snow and land ice monitoring system