Workbench for Science - DIAS

  • Your processing environment for all your EO data
  • Interactive remote sensing and GIS workflows are fully supported
  • Find ready-to-use QGIS, ESA SNAP, Geoserver, GRASS-SAGA and more
  • Publish results as OGC web service
  • Full privacy for your data and analytics on a European processing platform
  • GeoIT support

The Workbench for Science - DIAS powered by CloudFerro, gives you pay-per-use access to a powerful virtual desktop configured for geoprocessing. Get processing power with direct access to satellite data including Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, Sentinel-3, ESA/Landsat-8 and Envisat and perform your remote sensing and GIS workflows with the same look and feel as in your current desktop environment.

With the Workbench for Science - DIAS you can save time and costs and you can easily publish your results as OGC web service. It is connected to data archives and comes with readily installed remote sensing and GIS software of your choice (QGIS, Geoserver, GRASS-SAGA, ESA SNAP, ORFEO Toolbox, PolSARPro, Python, R Language and PostgreSQL Postgis). You can use COTS software and a wide range of GeoData as a Service on a pay-per-use basis. You pay only for data, software and IT as long as you need them. If you want to use your own data or software, simply upload them into your private workspace and combine them with the offering on Workbench for Science - DIAS.

To subscribe, select your preferred configuration, select the start date of your work and the time period within which you like to use the workbench. If you have any questions or comments, please use the remarks field for any input. Press the calculate button and you will see the number of credits required. Add it to the cart to proceed with your order.

Once your workbench is ready, you will get your personal login details from our service team. These credentials allow you to access your workbench from any device through your web-browser. You will also be able to upload your own data onto your workbench and install your own software.

Please note: Due to legal restrictions, this product cannot be combined with KOMPSAT and Worldview data.

Start date
E.g., 2020-09-26
Workbench for Science - DIAS



Powered by 


Access mode 

Microsoft Remote Desktop

Delivery time 

A few business days


Recommended use 

Save time and costs using Workbench for Science - DIAS: Remote sensing and GIS experts scale their geoprocessing tasks without investing in new IT and permanent software licenses.

Scale your geoprocessing exactly according your needs: If you have established your desktop workflow - simply upload the software applications and geodata you need to your Workbench for Science - DIAS and use latest IT-technology to access data and execute your processing.

Test new software: Use short term licenses to simply test new software without any need to involve your inhouse IT administration and without any changes to your IT configuration.

Enable partner companies to edit your data without handing them out: Many production chains need manual editing. On Workbench for Science - DIAS you can give easy access to your data and software application to anyone across the globe. He will experience high performance. Software and data remain safely on your workbench. Security for your data and intellectual property is most important for us.

Benefit from our time-based licenses for geodata: On Workbench for Science - DIAS we can securely control the access to geodata without any administration overhead. So for the first time in the EO-market you find remote sensing data as a service with pay-per-use and field-of-use business models.

On a monthly basis you get access to professional Geo-IT software packages and cutting edge IT-power designed for remote sensing and GIS workflows. In addition you will find ready installed open source software on your workbench for GIS-workflows (as QGIS) and documentation (as LibreOffice). Save costs for geodata, when using them only for a short time. Check out our offerings from innovative content providers.

Once connected, your workbench is just as easy to use as your computer on your desk, but whenever you need help or want to learn more contact us. If you have any further questions, our team of IT- and geoexperts will be happy to help you.


  EO Professional - GPU EO Professional Plus - GPU
EOdata x x
CPU (cores) 8 16
RAM (GB) 32 64
SSD storage (GB) 250 (NVMe) 500 (NVMe)
Nvidia GPU GTX 1080 8GB GTX 1080 8GB
Operating system Win 2016, 64 Bit Win 2016, 64 Bit

Pricing / Licensing 

EOhopS EULA applies.