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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 acknowledgement

FORCE is licensed under the GNU GPL License)

Please acknowledge CSC and Geoportti in your publications, it is important for project continuation and funding reports. As an example, you can write "The authors wish to thank CSC - IT Center for Science, Finland (urn:nbn:fi:research-infras-2016072531) and the Open Geospatial Information Infrastructure for Research (Geoportti, urn:nbn:fi:research-infras-2016072513) for computational resources and support".


Last update: February 3, 2022