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Removal of OLCI Level-1 Full Resolution NRT data from EUMETCast Satellite

 

Below the ocean's surface
Below the ocean's surface

The removal of Sentinel-3 OLCI Level-1 Full Resolution (FR) Near Real Time (NRT) data from EUMETCast Satellite, initially planned for 29 July 2021, is being deferred to 15 December 2021.

Last Updated

23 September 2022

Published on

17 September 2020

This will allow more time for users to transition to alternative access services.

Alternative services to access OLCI L1 FR NRT data include:

  • EUMETSAT Data Store service. It provides access to these data via web user interface (WebUI) and application programming interfaces (APIs).
  • EUMETCast Terrestrial functions like the EUMETCast Satellite service, but using a terrestrial network instead of a satellite network. The network used is the National Research and Education Network (NREN) and the GÉANT infrastructure.

Only organisations eligible for access to a NREN can access the service, if the NREN supports multicasting. If you are, for example, an academic user and your organisation fulfills this condition, then you have the possibility to access the data via EUMETCast Terrestrial:

  1. If your organisation already has a EUMETCast Terrestrial reception station, all you need to do is subscribe to OLCI L1 FR NRT data via our Earth Observation Portal (EOP) .
  2. If your organisation does not yet have a EUMETCast Terrestrial reception station, then it needs to set one up. How to set up a EUMETCast reception station

Note: Registration via our Earth Observation Portal (EOP) to receive OLCI L1 FR NRT data on EUMETCast Satellite is no longer possible.

 Coccolithophores in the Barents Sea, using Sentinel-3A OLCI Level 1 data from 30 July 2018.
Figure 1: Coccolithophores in the Barents Sea, using Sentinel-3A OLCI Level 1 data from 30 July 2018.

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