November 17, 2011
Consolidation of Meteosat Data Collection Platform Data
On 07 December 2011 EUMETSAT plans to consolidate the way it disseminates Meteosat Data Collection Platform (DCP) data.
The switch will happen at 13:00 UTC, after which time there will be a risk period of approximately 1 hour. During this period DCP data provided via the internet on the “Public DCP Service” may be interrupted, delayed or duplicated.
The changes that will affect the users are as follows:
Bulletins will no longer be distributed via EUMETCast
Following the change the MSG DCPs downloaded from the Public DCP Service on the internet will include a DCP quality record.
The downloaded gzip DCP files will have the following format:
The above sequence is repeated in subsequent messages throughout the gzip file.