Global Data Service

The Global Data Service provides near real-time products to the user community generated from data from instruments on Metop-A and B, Suomi-NPP and NOAA-19.

Overview of Data Dumps via Svalbard and McMurdo Station
  • GDS Metop-A: Current service provided by the Metop-A low Earth orbit polar satellite providing Global Data Service data acquired from the mid-morning orbit.
  • GDS Metop-B: Current service provided by the Metop-B low Earth orbit polar satellite providing Global Data Service data acquired from the mid-morning orbit. The Metop-B orbit is phase separated from Metop-A by 180°.
  • GDS S-NPP: The Suomi-National Polar Orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) satellite provides Global Data Service data as NOAA's prime Services Mission for the afternoon orbit.
  • GDS NOAA: Low Earth orbit polar satellite service which complements the GDS S-NPP services, providing data acquired from the afternoon orbit.

The data received at the CDA and ADA is transferred to the Central Facility, located in EUMETSAT headquarters, where they are processed for onward distribution to the user. AVHRR and ATOVS global data products, originating from the NOAA spacecraft, are also generated within the Central Facility.

Metop GDS

NOAA-19 Service

Suomi-NPP GDS

Service Registration

Access to the data and products typically involves an initial registration process. For further information, please visit our Data Registration page, or register on the Earth Observation Portal (EOP).