Access to data
You can access OSI SAF products through the several means (FTP, HTTPS, Thredds, Opensearch, EUMETCast, EUMETSAT Archive). You can discover and visualise them through quicklooks, EUMETView... Some OSI SAF products are also redistributed by Copernicus (Marine and Climate Change Services) and NASA PO.DAAC.
Please look at the section "Data Access" on each product page on the OSI SAF web site to see the available means for each product.
FTP, HTTPS and Thredds
Each product page contains the FTP server name and the directory where the product is available. If available, the HTTPS and Thredds means are also detailed. Please note that, for some of them, you need credentials which are provided on request, after registration on OSI SAF web site.
Wind products on the wind FTP server (hosted by KNMI). You need credentials which are provided on request, after registration on OSI SAF web site.
HL FTP & Thredds
High latitudes sea surface temperature, sea ice and radiative fluxes products on the HL FTP server (hosted by MET Norway).
A Thredds access is also available. It allows users to access data through OpenDAP. WMS access is also available for all gridded and geostationary products (refer to each product page).
LML FTP, HTTPS and Thredds
Other sea surface temperature and radiative fluxes on the LML FTP server (hosted by Ifremer). You need credentials which are provided on request, after registration on OSI SAF web site. See Data tree on LML FTP server.
A HTTPS access has been implemented on Ifremer server, in case you cannot use the FTP protocol.
A Thredds access are also available. It allows users to access data through OpenDAP. WMS access is also available for all gridded and geostationary products (refer to each product page).
- WIND FTP
The power of the OpenSearch service relies in automating a whole sequence within a script that combines the granule search, the parsing of the XML result and the download of the data files.
The OSI SAF products currently available though this service are listed on this page: https://opensearch.ifremer.fr/html/docs/demo/, in the drop-down menu "datasetId", for example:
- ascat_a_l2b_12km_knmi: Metop-A ASCAT coastal Winds
- ascat_b_l2b_12km_knmi: Metop-B ASCAT coastal Winds
- avhrr_sst_metop_a-osisaf-l2p-v1.0: Full resolution Metop-A Sea Surface Temperature metagranules
- avhrr_sst_metop_a_glb-osisaf-l3c-v1.0: Global Metop-A Sea Surface Temperature
- avhrr_sst_metop_b-osisaf-l2p-v1.0: Full resolution Metop Sea Surface Temperature metagranules
- avhrr_sst_metop_b_glb-osisaf-l3c-v1.0: Global Metop Sea Surface Temperature
- avhrr_sst_metop_c-osisaf-l2p-v1.0: Full resolution Metop Sea Surface Temperature metagranules
- goes16-osisaf-l3c-v1.0: GOES-East Sea Surface Temperature
- seviri_io_sst-osisaf-l3c-v1.0: Meteosat Indian Ocean Sea Surface Temperature
- seviri_sst-osisaf-l3c-v1.0: Meteosat Sea Surface Temperature
To learn more about this service, you can read the story Selecting your area of interest with OSI SAF Opensearch Web Service.
EUMETCast is a multi-service dissemination system based on standard Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) technology. It uses commercial telecommunication geostationary satellites to multi-cast files (data and products) to a wide user community. EUMETCast also delivers a range of third-party products.
More information on https://www.eumetsat.int/eumetcast
The EUMETSAT Data Centre provides a long-term archive of data products which can be ordered online.
The Data Centre ordering client is starting to be phased out, and from June 2023, you may notice orders are slower and supporting fewer features. By 2025, the ordering client will no longer be available.
We encourage you to use the EUMETSAT Data Store instead. It offers a modern and flexible way to search, discover and download data.
You can read more about this change and how it might affect you here.
EUMETSAT Product Navigator
The EUMETSAT Product Navigator is the catalogue for all EUMETSAT data and products, including third-party products disseminated via EUMETCast.
EUMETView is an Online Map Service (OMS) that provides these visualisations through a customisable web user interface (WebUI) and an enhanced set of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standard APIs.
Redistribution of OSI SAF products
Some OSI SAF products are also redistributed via external services.
NASA JPL Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center
A lot of wind and SST products are redistributed at JPL/PO.DAAC.
Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service
Some sea ice products are redistributed by the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service.
Copernicus Climate Change Service
Some sea ice products are redistributed by the Copernicus Climate Change Service.
- NASA JPL Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center