The Copernicus App Lab streaming data library provides easy access to select Copernicus Earth Observation data. There are four ways to locate data within the Streaming Data Library (SDL):

  • explore a listing of the datasets by category
  • browse a complete list of datasets according to their source
  • use a keyword search powered by Google
  • or experience a visual exploration of data by category

Finally, the layers can also be visualized one map. Furthermore in the layerinfo provided for every layer you can directly see if there is a SPARQL-endpoint available which allows you to access the Linked Data version of this dataset.

For some advanced insight into how to perform some statistical analysis on the data please see our additional tutorials

Visual Exploration

Map View

List of data

Search by category


If you wish to publish your own data as data streams, this manual gives instructions on how to expose your own data holdings via the DAP.


The Data Access Protocol (DAP) makes local data accessible to remote locations regardless of local storage format. Similar to how video is streamed over the Internet, the DAP is a distributed data-access technology able to transform geospatial data ‘streams’ providing access to the Copernicus Land, Marine and Atmosphere monitoring services. So that they may be linked with other societal or business information, the DAP will provide the ability to map the unique public and private data holdings into a common 5-D data model (recognising x, y, z, time, and forecast time as ‘true’ dimensions). Through so-called Input/Output Service Providers (IOSP) you can extend the protocol’s capabilities allowing any GIDded data holdings to remain in their native file-formats (e.g. netCDF, GeoTIFF) so as to avoid unnecessary overhead (e.g. file-format conversions). Selections of Copernicus data will be published using the Data Access Protocol (DAP) to allow for a loosely-coupled integration in a central streaming catalogue (see “SDL”).