SNAP is available for Windows, Mac and UNIX systems. To download and install, just follow the following steps or watch the video below:
- Visit this page and select the download of the Sentinel Toolboxes suitable for your operating system.
- Open the downloaded file and follow the installation instructions. You can opt to only install the toolboxes you want. For this course you will only need the Sentinel-3 toolbox, but you may wish to install all. If you wish to install other
toolboxes after the initial installation you can follow the guidelines here to install from within SNAP.
- Once installed, open the software by clicking on the icon in your relevant install location (e.g. in ‘All Programs’ in Windows, ‘Applications’ in Mac, or the equivalent dependent on your UNIX system). You can also open from the command
line, information on the SNAP command line interfaces is here.
- We recommend you update all the plugins once installed. You can do this from the top menu under Help>Check for updates.
Did you know?
The Sentinel Application Platform (SNAP) also supports numerous sensors beyond the Sentinels (Including MERIS, MODIS, Landsat8). Though SeaDAS (developed by NASA) has a similar graphical user interface, SNAP builds on the legacy of the VISAT
BEAM software developed for use with data from the ENVISAT satellite.
Now, we will show you how to make the most of the SNAP toolboxes in order to visualise your Sentinel-3 OLCI and SST data
Your introduction to using SNAP
In this video, Ana demonstrates how to visualise Level-1 OLCI data using a number of tools, including colour manipulation, pin manager and spectrum view.