Sentinel-2 L1C (SAFE)

Provides Sentinel-2 L1C MSI Full Scenes data in SAFE format.


A data block that provides Sentinel-2 images at processing Level-1C. 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 2016.

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Sentinel-2 L1C Image
Sentinel-2 L1C Image

Technical information

Compatible blocks

  • EVI Calculator
  • NBR Calculator
  • NDVI Calculator
  • Sentinel-2 Enhanced Cloud Mask Generation
  • Sentinel-2 Reservoir and Lake Surface Area Monitoring
  • Super-resolution Sentinel-2

Geographic coverage

The geographic coverage is global.

Dataset information

Data providerSobloo
Image typeOptical
Acquisition modeMono
Geometric processing levelOrtho
Radiometric processing levelTop-of-Atmosphere corrected reflectance (analytic product)
Revisit frequencyEvery 5 days (for Constellation)
Every 10 days (for each satellite)
Data availabilityDefault: since November 2016 (9-month rolling archive)
Upon request: since 2015
File formatSAFE
Bit depth16 bits per pixel
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": ["S2B_MSIL1C_20211030T092029_N0301_R093_T35TLL_20211030T101619"]
time"2018-01-01T00:00:00+00:00/2021-12-31T23:59:59+00:00"01.11.2016present"time": "2016-11-01T00:00:00+00:00/2016-11-30T23:59:59+00:00"
limit11n.a."limit": 80
time_seriesnull01.11.2016present"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 L1C (SAFE):




To know more please check the block capabilities specifications.