Access to data

  • OSI SAF near-real time (NRT) and off-line products are disseminated trough several means, depending on the product : EUMETCast, FTP servers, Thredds, WMO Global Telecommunication System (GTS).

    OSI SAF NRT archived products and data records are available on FTP servers, EUMETSAT Data Center (EDC) and some outside OSI SAF means (PO.DAAC, CMEMS).

    OSI SAF products can also be vizalised and discovered thanks to user-friendly web interfaces : Naiad, METSIS, quicklooks.

    Here is a short description of these dissemination and discovery means. Please look at each product description to see where you can find it and in which format.

    OSI SAF dissemination means

    imgEUMETCast 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.

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    imgThe OSI SAF production is based on three subsystems.You can find

    To access the wind FTP server (hosted by KNMI), you need credentials (please request them to
    To access the LML FTP server (hosted by Ifremer), you need credentials (they are provided on request, after registration on OSI SAF web site)
    If you cannot use the FTP protocol, a HTTPS access has been implemented on Ifremer server.

    Thredds accesses are also available on HL server and LML server (see each product page for direct link).
    It allows users to access data through OpenDAP. WMS access is also available for all gridded and geostationary products (refer to each product page).

    imgOnly wind products are available trough the WMO Global Telecommunication System.

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    imgThe EUMETSAT Data Centre provides a long-term archive of data and generated products from EUMETSAT, which can be ordered online.

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    imgThe EUMETSAT Product Navigator is the catalogue for all EUMETSAT data and products, including third-party products disseminated via EUMETCast.



    Other dissemination means

    imgA lot of wind and SST products are also available at JPL/PO.DAAC (outside OSI SAF).


    imgSome sea ice products are also disseminated by the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service.


    OSI SAF discovery means

    imgQuicklooks of OSI SAF products are available on OSI SAF web pages.

    For wind products, you can use the "OSI SAF multi-platform product viewer".

    For high latitudes products, please go on Quicklooks of products.

    For low and mid latitudes products, please go on Quicklooks.

    imgNaiad system is a powerful and open framework for the search and discovery within massive multi-mission satellite data archives. It provides unique features such as multi-criteria (time and location, but also more advanced criteria) and content-oriented data queries, sub-setting, re-gridding, visualization and automatic generation and dissemination of customized products directly to users and it is based on existing standards for data exchange (OpenDAP).

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    imgThe development of WIS relevant functionality at MET Norway is coordinated within the project MET Norway Scientific Information System (METSIS) which develops a set of applications that may be linked to fulfil certain tasks within a data management system or withinn WIS. The full METSIS system, a meta data search tool with visualisation, will be up later this year, but all sea ice products with metadata can already be found here:


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