SAPS (SEB Automated Processing Service) is a service to estimate Evapotranspiration (ET) and other environmental data that can be applied, for example, on water management and the analysis of the evolution of forest masses and crops.

SAPS allows the integration of Energy Balance algorithms (e.g. Surface Energy Balance Algorithm for Land (SEBAL) and Simplified Surface Energy Balance (SSEB)) to compute the estimations that are of special interest for researchers in Agriculture Engineering and Environment. These algorithms can be used to increase the knowledge on the impact of human and environmental actions on vegetation, leading to better forest management and analysis of risks.

Source code of SAPS is released under the MIT license and it is available in

Unique value proposition

In the context of EOSC-SYNERGY, SAPS is being integrated with several services offered by EOSC. This integration will facilitate European scientists to exploit the evapotranspiration estimation services from remote sensing imagery. Currently, the service relies on the next EOSC Services:

  • EC3 and IM tools: both are services used by SAPS to deploy and configure a Kubernetes cluster automatically with SAPS running on it. Also, EC3 is used to manage the elasticity of the K8s cluster automatically. These tools facilitate the deployment and management of SAPS service.
  • EOSC computing resources: through EC3 and IM, the SAPS service is deployed on top of a virtual elastic K8s cluster, that may rely on EOSC federated cloud computing resources or in on-premises solutions like Openstack.
  • EGI Check-in: through EC3 portal. To deploy a cluster with SAPS, we use the EC3 portal of EOSC-SYNERGY, which is already integrated with EGI Check-in. So, to access a SAPS cluster, you should identify yourself with EGI Check-in. We will also consider integrating EGI Check-in directly on the SAPS dashboard in the next year of the project, for a fixed production endpoint of SAPS.



Related documents

The official documentation of SAPS can be found in the following links: 

Additionally, there is a training course to learn how to deploy your own SAPS instance with EC3 in .

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