Welcome to NPOC 

The NPOC (National Point of Contact) for satellite images is the national contact point for authorities, companies, researchers and all other users of satellite data in Switzerland. The NPOC was founded 40 years ago by the Confederation at the Federal Office of Topography swisstopo with the purpose of strengthening earth observation from space and simplifying access to satellite data. Five years later a technical-scientific branch office was also established in Zurich, which is now located at the Remote Sensing Laboratories (RSL) of the University of Zurich.

The NPOC provides scientific consultation, data distribution and technical support. Information on selecting and processing of Earth observation (EO) data as well as free support and consulting towards their use is offered to all Swiss stakeholders (authorities, research agencies, commercial providers and end-users).

NEW: Sentinel-2 Mosaic 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 of Switzerland and the surroundings


Scientific consulting National Point of Contact
Remote Sensing Laboratories
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich
Tel.+41 44 635 65 22
Fax+41 44 635 68 46


Data distribution and technical support National Point of Contact
Seftigenstrasse 264
CH-3084 Bern
+41 58 469 01 87
+41 58 469 04 59