The Polar Thematic Exploitation Platform (PTEP) provides a complete working environment where users can access algorithms and data remotely. Further information on the PTEP environment is available at the PTEP home page at ESA CVL will use PTEP as a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) and integration with PTEP is in progress. PTEP will allow CVL users to have Virtual Machines where they can run Jupyter Notebooks etc.