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FORCE (Framework for Operational Radiometric Correction for Environmental monitoring) is an all-in-one solution for mass-processing medium-resolution satellite images


FORCE is available in Puhti with the following versions:

  • 3.6.5 (Singularity container)


FORCE is included in the force module. You can load it with

module load force

By default the latest force module is loaded. If you want a specific version you can specify the version number

module load force/<VERSION_NUMBER>

Running FORCE commands

FORCE is installed as a container, but it has wrappers for all FORCE commands, so it can be used normally.

If working interactively, you can also start a shell inside the container with


We have an example of running L1 to L2 pipeline for Sentinel images in our Github examples

License and citing

FORCE is licensed under the GNU GPL License)

In your publications please acknowledge also oGIIR and CSC, for example β€œThe authors wish to acknowledge for computational resources CSC – IT Center for Science, Finland (urn:nbn:fi:research-infras-2016072531) and the Open Geospatial Information Infrastructure for Research (oGIIR, urn:nbn:fi:research-infras-2016072513).”


Last edited Wed May 5 2021