User access and orders for EUMETSAT data from the Data Centre are remaining at a high level, as seen from the graphs below.
In the course of 2012, almost 300,000 orders have been processed and delivered, each containing, on average, 25 items.
While some of the Data Centre users only visit the Online Archive occasionally, many researchers are now interested in longer time series for climate-related studies. Users ordering more than 10 TB are not exceptional.
More than 7,500,000 product items have been delivered in 2012, a similar amount to the previous year.
The retrieved data is processed according to the user request (e.g. band subsetting, spatial subsetting, reformatting) before it is written to media or delivered online to the user. The shipped order size is typically 25 per cent of the retrieved data volume.
In the course of 2012, the Data Centre has retrieved 1.33 PB (1 PetaByte=1024 Gigabytes), in order to deliver almost 300,000 orders — including standing orders — comprising more than 7,500,000 products. Similar values as those of the same period in the previous year.
The total archived volume keeps increasing and is getting closer to the 1 PetaByte milestone.
As can be seen in these figures, the data volume coming out from the Data Centre is more than 10 times larger than the ingested volume.
These three charts show delivery-time ranges for Data Centre orders according to three categories of order size — small, medium and large — for each of the half-year periods since 2008.
The left-hand scales help to show the proportions of the total orders delivered in the indicated time ranges (note: standing orders not included).
The blue lines indicate the total orders per half year for each category (right-hand scales apply).
Total number of orders across all three categories were:
Selected EUMETSAT Data Centre statistics are also available in the Central Operations Reports.