Sentinel-2 L2A (SAFE)

Provides Sentinel-2 L2A MSI Full Scenes data in SAFE format.

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A data block that provides Sentinel-2 images at processing Level-2A. These images are acquired by the twin constellation Sentinel-2A and 2B at a combined revisit rate of 5 days anywhere on the globe. The datasets are available starting with 2017.

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Sentinel-2 L2A Image
Sentinel-2 L2A Image

Technical information

Compatible blocks

  • Deforestation Mapping
  • EVI Calculator
  • NBR Calculator
  • NDVI Calculator
  • Super-resolution Sentinel-2

Geographic coverage

The geographic coverage is global.

Dataset information

Data providerSinergise - image collection stored on Amazon Web Services
Image typeOptical
Acquisition modeMono
Geometric processing levelOrtho
Radiometric processing levelBottom-of-Atmosphere corrected reflectance (Analytic Product)
Revisit frequencyEvery 5 days (for Constellation)
Every 10 days (for each satellite)
Data availabilityApril 2017-present (Europe)
December 2018-present (globally)
File formatSAFE
Bit depth per pixel16-bit
Coordinate systemUTM zone of image location
Can be reused in an UP42 workflowYes

Spectral bands

Spectral bandSpatial resolution [m]
Band 1- Coastal Aerosol60
Band 2 - Blue10
Band 3 - Green10
Band 4 - Red10
Band 5 - Vegetation red edge20
Band 6 - Vegetation red edge20
Band 7 - Vegetation red edge20
Band 8 - NIR10
Band 8A - Narrow NIR20
Band 9 - Water vapour60
Band 10 - SWIR-Cirrus60
Band 11 - SWIR20
Band 12 - SWIR20


  1. The image retrieved is the full scene that either intersects or completely overlaps the AOI.
  2. The image retrieved will not be larger than the original full scene.

How it works

Supported JSON parametersDefault valueMinMaxExamples
idsnulln.a.n.a."ids": ["S2A_MSIL2A_20210614T090551_N0300_R050_T35TML_20210614T143734"]
time"2018-01-01T00:00:00+00:00/2021-12-31T23:59:59+00:00"01.04.2017present"time": "2017-04-01T00:00:00+00:00/2017-04-30T23:59:59+00:00"
limit11n.a."limit": 80
time_seriesnull01.04.2017present"time_series":["2020-03-27T00:00:00+00:00/2020-04-02T00:00:00+00:00", "2019-09-30T00:00:00+00:00/2019-10-05T00:00:00+00:00", "2017-09-12T00:00:00+00:00/2017-09-20T00:00:00+00:00"]
max_cloud_cover1000100"max_cloud_cover": 20
bbox/contains/intersectsnulln.a.n.a.Please check the examples from the JSON parameters.

The image metadata is returned by the Copernicus Open Access Hub.

For more information about the Sentinel-2 images, please refer to the User Guide.


Example based on a workflow created with the data block Sentinel-2 L2A (SAFE):




To know more please check the block capabilities specifications.