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Felyx was presented by ESA Project Officer Veronica Guidetti at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014 in Vienna. It provided to future users a glance on the latest prototype version with some "real life" application examples. It was also showcased during the presentation with a demonstration movie.

The slides of the presentation can be found here.

felyx was presented at the first Sentinel-3 Validation Team (S3VT) meeting last November. The aim of this meeting was to engage world-class expertise and activities, through mutual benefit collaboration, that support the implementation of the Sentinel-3 validation activities and ensure the best possible outcomes for the Sentinel-3 mission.

In that context, the potential of felyx was clearly acknowledged and there are great expectations from the community to be able to rely on felyx capabilities for the validation of Sentinel-3 data.

The presentation can be accessed here.


The Felyx project was presented at the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Conference on "Serving Society with Geoinformatics (11-17th November, 2013, Antalya, Turkey). Attending the conference were the Director of the Group on Earth Observations (Barbara Ryan) and representatives from the ESA Copernicus and the EC Copernicus offices and Google, to mention a few.  Also at the conference was the entire ISPRS International Policy Advisory Committe(IPAC) and a whole day was devoted to discussing data policy issues, frameworks, access, and tools in the context of 'big data' and 'big data' processing.

There was considerable interest in the Felyx project particularly with reference to the access and processing of ESA datasets, and the ability to share data and results amongst users/workstations.  The largely terrestrial (land based) remote sensing community, which included several key players at the national level, were also keen to discover the applicability of Felyx to the non-marine environment and whether there were plans to extend Felyx to other datasets.  This was particularly opportune as attendees had a) just been informed of the EU decision to allow Sentinel data to be available for free (12/11/2013) and b) already discussed as a topic the vast volume of data that would be available from the sentinels so there was interest as to whether Felyx could be used as a convenient tool to simplify access and the use of these data.

Overall, the conference was an ideal forum to publicise the potential of the Felyx HR-DDS.

Felyx poster presented at ISPRS

felyx project was presented to the 14th annual meeting of the GHRSST science team in Woodshole, MA on 18th June. As the original concept of felyx (high resolution diagnostic datasets) was developed in the frame of GHRSST, the feedback of this community on the new scope and objectives of felyx was very much anticipated by our team.

We are happy to make available to people having interest in felyx the Technical Specifications (TS) of the system. It is completed by a description of the system interfaces (ICD) and the list of products initially supported through felyx.


We are happy to make available to people having interest in felyx the Reference Baseline of the project, i.e. the scientific and technical requirements baseline the project will rely on. The scope of this document is a critical review of initial project requirements, and of the further input collected after project kick-off from a core group of identified users.

The following project documents are available for download:

Further documents will be added to this page as they become available.

A poster was presented covering the Felyx concept, design, and potential audience at the first International Ocean Colour Science meeting in Darmstadt (6-8th May, 2013).

The primary focus of IOCS meetings is to build and strengthen the international ocean colour community by providing a structure and mechanisms to collectively address common issues and goals. The aim is to achieve the best quality ocean colour data that meet scientific, environmental, climate and operational needs through international collaboration and scientific and technological innovation.  The IOCS meeting is organised by the International Ocean-Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG).

The 2013 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland from 9 to 13 September 2013 and is organised with the support of the UK Space Agency.

We will be there to present the outcomes of Felyx and how Felyx can support Earth Observation missions.


In the first phase of the project, Felyx team wants to touch base with the user community and to collect feedback to build the system requirements baseline. In that aim, we are releasing a user questionnaire that you are kindly invited to return to us by 15th February.

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