Climate monitoring (CM SAF)
Information about the climate variables of the Earth system
Satellite Application Facilities (SAFs)
Utilising specialist expertise from the Member States, Satellite Application Facilities (SAFs) are dedicated centres of excellence for processing satellite data.
Atmospheric Composition monitoring (AC SAF)
The AC SAF processes satellite data on ozone, other trace gases, aerosols and ultraviolet data.
Land Surface Analysis (LSA SAF)
The LSA SAF exploits remotely-sensed data on land, land-atmosphere interactions and biosphere applications.
Ocean and Sea Ice (OSI SAF)
The OSI SAF provides comprehensive information on the ocean-atmosphere interface.
Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP SAF)
The NWP SAF supports the interface between satellite data and European activities in NWP.
Radio Occultation Meteorology (ROM SAF)
The ROM SAF generates and archives high-quality GNSS Radio Occultation (RO) data for NWP.
Support to Nowcasting and Very Short Range Forecasting (NWC SAF)
Nowcasting is a weather forecast for the next few hours, based on current information.
The CM SAF generates and archives high-quality climate datasets on a continuous basis.
26 September 2023
23 June 2020
Using satellite-derived data, it develops and delivers vital information on clouds, humidity, and radiation. Such data assists researchers, policymakers, and meteorologists in understanding climate change, implementing international agreements, exploiting solar energy and developing climate adaptation strategies.
With its focus on accuracy and long-term consistency, the CM SAF is an essential asset for climate monitoring endeavours.
Find out more about the CM SAF here.