EUMETCast

EUMETCast is EUMETSAT’s primary dissemination mechanism for the near real-time delivery of satellite data and products.

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What is EUMETCast?

EUMETCast is a multi-service dissemination system based on multicast technology. It uses commercial telecommunication geostationary satellites using DVB standards and research networks to multi-cast files (data and products) to a wide user community. EUMETCast also delivers a range of third-party products.

EUMETCast is the EUMETSAT contribution to GEONETCast.

Ending of EUMETCast-Americas service

On 15 December 2016 the EUMETCast-Americas service will end.
Full details on end of service

EUMETCast Features

Graphic showing EUMETCast Global User Community

  • Secure delivery allows multicasts to be targeted to a specific user or group of users, thus supporting any required data policy.
  • Handling of any file format, allowing the dissemination of a broad range of products.
  • Use of DVB turnarounds allows the easy extension of geographical coverage.
  • Use of terrestrial research networks allows the extension of coverage worldwide to eligible users.
  • One-stop-shop delivery mechanism allows users to receive many data streams via one reception station.
  • An installed user base of more than 4,508 user stations.
  • Use of off-the-shelf, commercially available, DVB-S2 reception equipment.
  • Highly scalable system architecture.

Examples of data and products on EUMETCast

  • Space-based observations from the Meteosat, Metop, Jason-2 satellites. At their most frequent, these data are delivered to users within five minutes of processing.
  • Land application products covering Europe, Africa and South America.
  • Global and regional marine meteorological and ocean surface products.
  • Atmospheric chemistry products.

In addition, a wide range of third-party meteorological and environmental products are available on EUMETCast.

The range includes:

  • Level 1 satellite data and derived products from a range of atmospheric, marine and land monitoring satellites (e.g. GOES-E & GOES-W, S-NPP, MTSAT, FY2, Saral, Mega-Tropiques Aqua/terra MODIS)
  • European Commission Copernicus and FP7 funded data and products
  • In-situ observational data
  • Numerical weather forecasts

A comprehensive list of all products available on EUMETCast can be found in the Product Navigator.

If there are additional products you would like to see on EUMETCast, provide your suggestion via the GEONETCast Feedback Form (PDF, 47 KB).

Access to EUMETCast data

Users can gain access to, and manage, subscriptions to EUMETSAT data, products and services and to apply for the EUMETCast Key Unit after registering on the Earth Observation Portal (EOP).

For a detailed catalogue of all our products, please use the Product Navigator.

PLEASE NOTE: EUMETSAT is providing User Service Helpdesk support for EUMETCast in general and specifically for the integration of the Tellicast and EKU software. The additional components contained in the EUMETCast package, such as DVB drivers, DVB software and tools, are provided on best effort to facilitate the installation. We may not be able to assist you with system-specific problems if you are not using recommended devices and because of the large variety of hardware, operating systems and application software available. If a manufacturer has installed your reception station, please seek assistance from them first if your equipment fails.

Please refer to the installation guides and the troubleshooting guide first before contacting the User Service Helpdesk.

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The latest information on EUMETCast can be found in the EUMETCast newsletter or in the News section.

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