WEkEO is one of the 5 Copernicus DIAS (Data and Information Access Services). The overarching objective of DIAS is to enhance access to Copernicus data and information for further use in an efficient computing environment implementing the paradigm of “bringing the user to the data”, as one condition for unlocking the potential value of Copernicus for innovation, science, new business, implementation of public policies and economic growth. WEkEO is the service for marine environmental data, virtual environments for data processing, and skilled user support. WEkEO will have a public and free part for discovery and access to data and data products, while it will also have a commercial part with various analysis applications and cloud space. Its core business will be known as the "Harmonized Data Access (HAD)".
Figure 1: Overview of planned offering of WEkEO portal
The HAD will provide discovery and access to:
Figure 2: Example of data aggregation
The Harmonised Data Access (HDA) API will allow uniform access to the whole WEkEO catalogue, including subsetting and downloading functionalities. The HDA API will be REST-based. More details are not yet available. Its launch is planned in the first quarter of 2020, and it will be available at https://www.wekeo.eu/harmonised_data_access_API