EUMETView, a new way to visualise EUMETSAT satellite data.

EUMETView is a visualisation service that allows users to view EUMETSAT imagery in a more interactive way through an online map viewer or Web Map Service (WMS). It is currently a pilot service.

Using EUMETView

EUMETView has been designed to be easy to use:

  1. Choose the layer to display from the list.
  2. Select the date and time.
  3. Choose region of interest.
  4. Download selected images.
  5. Animate images if required.

We have prepared some video tutorials to help you use EUMETView.

It covers:

  • How to connect to EUMETView
  • How to add a layer
  • How to display a layer

Displaying EUMETView with other WMS data

EUMETView implements the OpenGIS Web Map Service (WMS) Interface Standard and can be used to request and overlay EUMETSAT products in GIS clients supporting OGC WMS 1.3.0.

The OGC WMS 1.3.0 interface is available from:

For instance, a GetCapabilities request can be called as follow:

For more information on OGC WMS please refer to

EUMETView documents

Tutorial on EUMETView Service - Introduction (PDF, 281 KB)
Tutorial on EUMETView Service Interactive Tool (PDF, 1 MB)
Tutorial on EUMETView Service access through WMS GetCapabilities and GetMap requests (PDF, 426 KB)
Tutorial on EUMETView Web Map Service Acccess Through QGIS (PDF, 2 MB)


As part of the pilot we welcome your feedback and any suggestions for changes or improvements you would like to see in the future. Feedback can be sent to our User Service Helpdesk.


EUMETView provides users with the means to view some of the products provided by EUMETSAT. Users who require an operational service, a delivery service with a guaranteed service level and product quality and validation information, should use the product services provided through EUMETCast.

Legal information

Current work to replace Real-Time Images with EUMETView

The EUMETView Pilot Service is planned to become operational in 2017, and will eventually replace the current online Real-Time Imagery service.