EUMETSAT provides data, products and support services to the Copernicus information services and user communities, with a focus on marine, atmosphere and climate.
This involves delivering Earth observation data services to Copernicus from the Sentinel satellites, our Metop and Meteosat missions, from the ocean-monitoring Jason-2 and Jason-3 satellites, and from missions of its international partners (e.g. USA, China, India and Japan).
We are responsible for operating the Sentinel-3 satellites, with ESA support, and delivering the marine data, and will operate and deliver products from the Sentinel-4 and Sentinel-5 instruments, and the Sentinel-6 satellites.
We will also be responsible for delivering data and products from Sentinel missions to third parties around the world.
Sentinel-3 will support the monitoring of the Marine Environment with products, including altimetry, sea surface temperature and ocean colour.
Jason-3 high-precision ocean altimetry satellite delivers sea surface height measurement data in near-real time.
The key products for ocean monitoring are sea levels measured by altimetry instruments; sea surface temperature derived from image data, and detection of changes in sea-ice cover.