This system manages data retrieved through our antennas located at the Image Processing Laboratory of the University of Valencia:


  • MSG platform from European Space Agency ESA, which images are from the SEVIRI sensor (Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager),
  • TERRA and AQUA satellites from NASA, which images are from the MODIS sensor (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer).
  • Suomi-NPP satellite from NASA, which images are from the VIIRS sensor (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite).


Data are processed in near-real time, within 5 minutes of image completion for SEVIRI data, and within 2 hours for MODIS and VIIRS data. Newly processed data are included in the portal every 1 hour.


More details on this process can be found in:
Julien, Y., Sobrino, J. A. & Sòria, G. (2015). Retrieving and broadcasting near-real time biophysical parameters from MODIS and SEVIRI receiving stations at the Global Change Unit of the University of Valencia, International Journal of Remote Sensing, DOI:10.1080/01431161.2015.1040134.


Sevilla, J., Julien, Y., Soria, G., Sobrino, J. A. & Plaza, A. (2015). New geo-portal for MODIS/SEVIRI image products with geolocation-based retrieval functionality, Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 9 (1) 096079 doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.9.096079..