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How to become a user

To become a public user and access RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) image products, you need to register for an Earth Observation Data Management System (EODMS) account.

Public users from non-federal government organizations, industry and academia wishing to view RCM image products, over and above those available to the general public on the EODMS, can then apply to become vetted users. They have to go through a security screening process. Successful applicants are granted an account that provides increased access to archived RCM image products.

How to apply for a vetted user account

The Government of Canada is accepting applications for vetted user accounts from provincial and territorial governments, Canadian academia and other Canadian non-government entities, including industry. International entities can also apply.

An application must be submitted by a designated point of contact, usually someone in a trusted role with knowledge of geospatial data. This point of contact (and the end-users, if applicable) will:

The legal representative is someone within the organization who can legally sign and enter into an agreement on behalf of the organization.

To apply for a vetted user account, the point of contact must first complete this electronic form. Further instructions on how to complete the application package will follow once this form is submitted.

All applications will be reviewed by the CSA and/or Global Affairs Canada (GAC), and GAC is the ultimate authority on vetted user application approval.

For all questions regarding the application form, or regarding application status, please contact the CSA at

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