The Scientific Expertise Centre (SEC) Snow-Covered Surface brings together teams from Cesbio, IGE, CNRM (CEN) and Legos. The first product produced in this context is a mask indicating the presence or absence of snow and clouds at 20 m resolution from Sentinel-2 images. These data are available for download on theia.cnes.fr.
Users are the academic sector (research laboratories in hydrology, mountain ecology), mountain water operational management agencies, industry (hydropower producers), agriculture (irrigation companies) and tourism/leisure services (ski resorts, individuals).
A second improved version of the product will be distributed at the end of 2017.