SAFs A Spot

Satellite Application Facilities (SAFs)

Dedicated centres of excellence for processing satellite data

SAFs A Spot
SAFs A Spot

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.

Last Updated

26 February 2021

Published on

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

SAF TN1

AC SAF

Atmospheric Composition Monitoring

The AC SAF processes satellite data on ozone, other trace gases, aerosols and ultraviolet data.

Learn more about AC SAF
SAF TN2

CM SAF

Climate Monitoring

The CM SAF generates and archives high-quality climate datasets.

Learn more about CM SAF
SAF TN 3

LSA SAF

Land Surface Analysis

The LSA SAF exploits remotely-sensed data on land, land-atmosphere interactions and biosphere applications.

Learn more about LSA SAF
SAF TN 4

OSI SAF

Ocean and Sea Ice

The OSI SAF provides comprehensive information on the ocean-atmosphere interface.

Learn more about OSI SAF
SAF TN 5

NWP SAF

Numerical Weather Prediction

The NWP SAF supports the interface between satellite data and European activities in NWP.

Learn more about NWP SAF
SAF TN 6

ROM SAF

Radio Occultation Meteorology

The ROM SAF generates and archives high-quality GNSS Radio Occultation (RO) data for NWP.

Learn more about ROM SAF
SAF TN 7

NWC SAF

Nowcasting and Very Short Range Forecasting

Nowcasting is a weather forecast for the next few hours, based on current information.

Learn more about NWC SAF
SAF TN 8

H SAF

Operational Hydrology and Water Management

The H SAF generates and archives datasets and products for operational hydrological applications.

Learn more about H SAF