Satellite Application Facilities (SAFs)
Dedicated centres of excellence for processing satellite data
Utilising specialist expertise from the Member States, Satellite Application Facilities (SAFs) are dedicated centres of excellence for processing satellite data. They form an integral part of the distributed EUMETSAT Application Ground Segment.
27 January 2023
15 May 2020
The eight EUMETSAT SAFs provide users with operational data and software products, each one for a dedicated user community and application area.
EUMETSAT Secretariat supervises and coordinates the overall activities of the SAF network, ensuring that the SAFs in operations are providing reliable and timely operational services related to the meteorological and environmental issues.
The SAF Network manages and coordinates interfaces between the SAFs themselves and between SAFs and other EUMETSAT systems, overseeing the integration and operations of SAFs into the overall ground segment infrastructure. During this process EUMETSAT ensures that services are delivered in the most reliable and cost-effective way.
Meet the SAFs
The AC SAF processes satellite data on ozone, other trace gases, aerosols and ultraviolet data.Learn more about AC SAF
The CM SAF generates and archives high-quality climate datasets.Learn more about CM SAF
The LSA SAF exploits remotely-sensed data on land, land-atmosphere interactions and biosphere applications.Learn more about LSA SAF
The OSI SAF provides comprehensive information on the ocean-atmosphere interface.Learn more about OSI SAF
The NWP SAF supports the interface between satellite data and European activities in NWP.Learn more about NWP SAF
The ROM SAF generates and archives high-quality GNSS Radio Occultation (RO) data for NWP.Learn more about ROM SAF
Nowcasting is a weather forecast for the next few hours, based on current information.Learn more about NWC SAF
The H SAF generates and archives datasets and products for operational hydrological applications.Learn more about H SAF