Regional Data Service / EARS

The Regional Data Services are provided by the EUMETSAT Advanced Retransmission Service (EARS), a network of Advanced High Resolution Picture Transmission (AHRPT) reception stations.

The EARS System

The EUMETSAT Advanced Retransmission Service (EARS) comprises nine separate data services: EARS-ASCAT, EARS-ATOVS, EARS-AVHRR, EARS-IASI, EARS-NWC, EARS-ATMS, EARS-CrIS, EARS-VIIRS and EARS-VASS.

They aim to provide users with high timeliness regional data from polar orbiting meteorological satellites, in support of Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and Nowcasting (NWC) applications.

This is achieved through a network of Direct Broadcast stations receiving and processing data and redistribution of products to users in near-real time.

An overview of the stations and satellites supporting each Regional Service is provided in the tables below.

Five Core EARS European Stations


Service/
DB Station
EARS ATOVS EARS AVHRR EARS ASCAT EARS IASI EARS NWC EARS ATMS EARS CrIS EARS VIIRS EARS VASS
SVA MetB N19
MetA N18
MetB
MetA N19
MetB
MetA
MetB
MetA
MetB N19 SNPP SNPP SNPP FY-3C
MAS MetB N19
MetA N18
N15
MetB
MetA N19
MetB
MetA
MetB
MetA
MetB N19 SNPP SNPP SNPP FY-3C
KAN MetB N19 N18 N15 MetB N19 MetB MetB MetB N19 SNPP SNPP SNPP FY-3C
ATH MetB N19
MetA N18
MetB
MetA N19
MetB
MetA
MetB
MetA
MetB N19 SNPP SNPP SNPP FY-3C
LAN MetB N19
MetA N18
N15
MetB
MetA N19
MetB
MetA
MetB
MetA
MetB N19 SNPP SNPP SNPP FY-3C

Additional EARS stations


Service/
DB Station
EARS ATOVS EARS AVHRR EARS ASCAT EARS IASI EARS NWC EARS ATMS EARS CrIS EARS VIIRS EARS VASS
MOS MetB N19
MetA N18 N15
MetB
MetA N19
MetA
MetB
MetB MetB N19 SNPP SNPP    
NOV MetB N18
N19
    MetB          
KHA MetB N18
N19
    MetB          
GAN MetB N19
MetA N18 N15
MetB
MetA N19
MetA
MetB
MetA
MetB
N19 MetB        
WAL MetB N19 N15                
MIA MetB N19
MetA N18
               
GIL MetB N19 N18 N15                
MON MetB N19
MetA N18 N15
               
EDM MetB N19 N18 N15     MetB          
STD MetB N19
MetA N18
  MetB
MetA
           
MUS MetB N19
MetA N18
  MetB
MetA
           

Satellite and instruments supported by EARS

Each of the EARS services retransmits observations from an instrument, or an instrument group, and aims to provide a homogeneous service across the NOAA, Metop and FY3 polar orbiting satellite platforms.

The satellites and instruments supported by EARS are as follows:


EARS Service Satellite Series and Instruments
    NOAA KLM:
NOAA15 & 18
NOAA NN’:
NOAA19
Metop:
Metop-A & B
Suomi-NPP FY-3:
FY-3C
EARS-ATOVS   HIRS/3
AMSU-A
AMSU-B
HIRS/4
AMSU-A
MHS
HIRS/4
AMSU-A
MHS
- -
EARS-AVHRR   AVHRR/3 AVHRR/3 AVHRR/3 - -
EARS-ASCAT   - - ASCAT - -
EARS-IASI   - - IASI - -
EARS-NWC   AVHRR/3 AVHRR/3 AVHRR/3 - -
EARS-ATMS   - - - ATMS -
EARS-CrIS   - - - CrIS -
EARS-VIIRS   - - - VIIRS -
EARS-VASS   - - - - MWHS-II
IRAS

Related information

A full list of EARS products can be found in the Product Navigator.

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).