Data Licensing A Spot

EUMETSAT data licensing

 

Data Licensing A Spot
Data Licensing A Spot

Under the EUMETSAT Data Policy, data, products and services derived from our satellites are subject to licensing terms and conditions.

Last Updated

31 May 2022

Published on

06 May 2020

What is the EUMETSAT data policy?

The data policy is based on the EUMETSAT Principles on Data Policy (EUMETSAT's Data Policy), as laid down in Council Resolution EUM/C/98/Res.IV and amended in Council Resolutions EUM/C/57/05/Res. III and EUM/C/72/11/Res. VIII. These principles provide the legal framework for the use of the data, products and services and protect against unauthorised use.

The EUMETSAT Data Policy distinguishes between 'Essential' and 'non-Essential' EUMETSAT data.

'Essential' EUMETSAT Data are freely available to all users, world-wide, on a free and unrestricted basis.

'Non-Essential' EUMETSAT Data (also referred to as 'Licensed Data') are subject to specific licensing terms and conditions. The type of licence required depends on the 'Data Usage' you select and the set of non-Essential/Licensed data you wish to receive. You will indicate both during your registration via the Earth Observation Portal (EOP).

The different available licences are listed below, for information only. This list does not constitute a legally binding document.

Licences available

The vast majority of the EUMETSAT data and products can be used on a free and unrestricted basis (referred to as “Essential” in the EUMETSAT Data Policy). The complete list of Data and Products is available in the Product Navigator.

Only a limited set of data is subject to licensing conditions (referred to as “non- Essential” in our Data Policy), as shown below.

Meteosat High Rate SEVIRI data (15-min and 30-min), with a latency of more than 3 hours, and some Global Metop data

Namely:

Global Metop data:

Meteosat High Rate SEVIRI data (15-min and 30-min), with a latency of MORE THAN 3 hours:

Licensing conditions:

What you MAY do:

  • Access and use for any purposes.

What you MUST do:

  • Quote EUMETSAT as the source.

What you MUST NOT do:

  • Redistribute the Original Numerical Data.

Fee

There is no licensing fee attached to the use of these data.

How to establish the licence

To access these data, you need to register in the Earth Observation Portal (EOP) and accept the terms and condition.
Terms and Conditions.

Meteosat High Rate SEVIRI data (15-min and 30-min), with a latency of less than 3 hours

Namely:

The licensing terms and conditions depend on your usage of the data. This is further clarified in the sections below.

What you MAY do:

  • Use for non-commercial and non-operational personal, educational, research purposes.

What you MUST do:

  • Quote EUMETSAT as the source.
  • In addition, for Research Use: make the results obtained openly available at delivery costs only, without any delay linked to commercial objectives

What you MUST NOT do:

  • Redistribute the Original Numerical Data.
  • Make any operational and commercial use, including broadcasting in any form of the data.

Fee

No licensing fee is attached to these types of usage of the data

How to establish the licence

Acceptance of online licensing terms and conditions in the Earth Observation Portal (EOP).
Terms and Conditions for Personal, Educational & Research use.

What you MAY do:

  • Exclusively test Meteosat receiving equipment and software for processing EUMETSAT Data at the facility of the Licensee and demonstration thereof.

What you MUST do:

  • Quote EUMETSAT as the source.

What you MUST NOT do:

  • Redistribute the Original Numerical Data;
  • Any operational and commercial use, including broadcasting in any form.

Fee

There is no licensing fee attached to this usage of the data.

How to establish the licence

Acceptance of online licensing terms and conditions in the Earth Observation Portal (EOP).
Terms and Conditions for Manufacturers.

What you MAY do:

  • Provide Value Added Service to third parties and/or broadcasting images based on the data.

What you MUST do:

  • Quote EUMETSAT as the source.

What you MUST NOT do:

  • Redistribute the Original Numerical Data, except to registered subsidiaries and other Service Providers with the appropriate EUMETSAT licence.

Fee

Annual fee of EUR 8,000.

How to establish the licence

Licence agreement is established individually. However, registration in the Earth Observation Portal (EOP) is required.

What you MAY do:

  • Use for your own commercial or industrial purposes.

What you MUST do:

  • Quote EUMETSAT as the source.

What you MUST NOT do:

  • Redistribute the Original Numerical Data, except to registered subsidiaries.
  • Provide Value Added Services to third parties.

Fee

Annual fee of EUR 4,000.

How to establish the licence

Licence agreement is established individually. However, registration in the Earth Observation Portal (EOP) is required.

What you MAY do:

  • Use exclusively by NMHS of EUMETSAT Member States only for Official Duty Use purposes, as defined by its national legislation or policy.

What you MUST do:

  • Quote EUMETSAT as the source.

What you MUST NOT do:

  • Redistribute the Original Numerical Data except to other Departments within your National Administration and other entities to whom Official Duty tasks have been delegated.

Fee

There is no licensing fee attached to this usage of the data.

How to establish the licence

Acceptance of online licensing terms and conditions in the Earth Observation Portal (EOP).
Terms and Conditions for Official Duty Use by Member States NHMSs.

What you MAY do:

  • Use exclusively by NMHS of non-EUMETSAT Member States and by entities to whom Official Duty tasks have been delegated by NMHS of either EUMETSAT Member States or non-EUMETSAT Member States.

What you MUST do:

  • Quote EUMETSAT as the source.

What you MUST NOT do:

  • Redistribute the Original Numerical Data.

Fee

There might be licensing fee depending on the countries. Please email legal affairs to assess your situation or consult EUMETSAT's Data Policy.

How to establish the licence

Licence agreement is established individually. However, registration in the Earth Observation Portal (EOP) is required.

What you MAY do:

  • Use exclusively in support of the ECMWF mission, as defined in the ECMWF Convention and carried out within the ECMWF Secretariat.

What you MUST do:

  • Quote EUMETSAT as the source.

What you MUST NOT do:

  • Redistribute the Original Numerical Data, including to the ECMWF Member States.

Fee

There is no licensing fee attached to this usage of the data.

How to establish the licence

Acceptance of online licensing terms and conditions in the Earth Observation Portal (EOP).
Terms and Conditions for ECMWF.

What you MAY do:

What you MUST do:

  • Quote EUMETSAT as the source.

What you MUST NOT do:

  • Redistribute the Original Numerical Data.

Fee

There is no licensing fee attached to this usage of the data.

How to establish the licence

Licence agreement is established individually. However, registration in the Earth Observation Portal (EOP) is required.

Only for members of the Copernicus Services: Land Monitoring, Marine Monitoring, Atmosphere Monitoring, Emergency Management, Security, Climate Change.

What you MAY do:

  • Use in the context of the Copernicus Services exclusively by members of one of the Copernicus Consortia.

What you MUST do:

  • Quote EUMETSAT as the source.

What you MUST NOT do:

  • Redistribute the Original Numerical Data.

Fee

There is no licensing fee attached to this usage of the data.

How to establish the licence

Licence agreement is established individually. However, registration in the Earth Observation Portal (EOP) is required.

Contacts

If you would like to discuss potential licensing conditions and/or licensing fees prior to registration, please email Legal Affairs.

For technical questions or any other matter, please contact our User Service Helpdesk.