SNAP stands for Sentinels Application Platform and is a common software architecture on which a collection of free open source toolboxes for the scientific exploitation of Earth Observation missions is available. SNAP is an ESA development, technically lead by Brockmann Consult, and available through the ESA Website. SNAP supports the scientific exploitation for the ERS-ENVISAT missions, the Sentinels 1/2/3 missions, Proba-V, and a range of National and Third Party missions. SNAP contains the functionalities of historical toolboxes such as ENVISAT BEAM, NEST and Orfeo Toolbox that were developed over the last years.
SNAP is addressing environment scientists, value adding companies, students and teachers. SNAP comprises an app for interactive work with the Earth Observation data (SNAP Desktop), the Graph Processing Framework to create and execute recurring workflows, a command line interface, as well as programming interfaces for python and Java.