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What is WEkEO?

Wondering what WEkEO DIAS is and how it could meet your needs in Earth observation data? This article is for you!

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Written by David Bina
Updated over a week ago

WEkEO's introduction

WEkEO is one of the five Copernicus Data and Information Access Services (DIAS) co-founded by the European Commission, in 2018.

Its purpose is to provide single points of easy access to all Copernicus open data and services, along with cloud-based processing resources, tools and other relevant data.

As key organisations in the Copernicus programme, EUMETSAT, ECMWF and Mercator Ocean International have joined forces to develop a federated approach for the industry consortium to manage the infrastructure providers that feed and continuously update the original Copernicus data portfolio.

In 2021, the European Environment Agency (EEA) joined the WEkEO consortium, further contributing to making the WEkEO DIAS unique.

Here below a short video introducing our service!

Why WEkEO?

The WEkEO DIAS addresses a wide range of users from all disparate domains (insitutions, private sector, entrepreneurs, scientists or members of the civil society, etc.) and provides them with a single distributed tool for accessing, visualizing and analyzing all Copernicus data and services (What data is available in WEkEO?), including Big Data analysis tools, to develop applications tailored to their specific needs and value-added services.

All the infrastructures and data provided in WEkEO are not duplicated but linked, reducing costs for the European taxpayer and avoiding the need for new energy-consuming infrastructures.Thus, users can direct access to work with the most up-to-date Copernicus data instead of relying on archive data sets.

What's next?

We are user-driven and we implement users' suggestions, so feel free to contact us:

  • through a chat session available in the bottom right corner of the page

  • via e-mail to our support team (

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