July 21, 2010
Changes to the EUMETSAT website structure
You may have noticed several changes on the EUMETSAT website. All site content located in the former What We Do, Access to Data and Documentation sections has been redistributed across four new sections.
The About EUMETSAT, Image Gallery and News sections remain unchanged.
Please update your bookmarks accordingly.
If you have any comments, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overview of Changes
The Service Status page is centralised dashboard for our users where dynamic content is displayed, including:
The new site structure places greater emphasis on our products and how to use them.
The products from the EUMETSAT Application Ground Segment, the Central Application Facility (CAF) and the Satellite Application Facilities (SAFs), may now be found in this section, listed by category (Satellite Data, Atmosphere, Marine, Land, Climate and Software). The product lists contain links to corresponding Product Navigator entries where further information associated with the product can be found.
Training is an important part of getting the most out of the products EUMETSAT supplies, hence the inclusion of the renamed How to Use Our Products pages.
This area focuses on how the user can access our data, with a prime focus on distribution mechanisms. It includes sections covering registration with the Earth Observation Portal and delivery mechanisms like EUMETCast and the EUMETSAT Data Centre. Much of the content from the former Access to Data area can now be found here.
The pages describing each Satellite programme have undergone a review and now follow the same basic structure. For example, the Metop pages:
Furthermore, content describing the network of on-ground data processing systems, e.g., the SAFs architecture, the network of AHRPT stations which contribute to the EUMETSAT Advanced Retransmission System (EARS) and the Data Collection and Retransmission service are now housed in the Ground Network section.