News & Features
Jason-3 delivers first data and products four days after launch
Four days after its launch on 17 January, the Jason-3 high-precision ocean altimetry satellite is delivering its first sea surface height measurement data in near-real time for evaluation by engineers from the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), EUMETSAT, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and scientists from the international Ocean Surface Topography Science Team.
EUMETSAT to provide real-time Suomi-NPP data to Copernicus Marine and Atmosphere Services
EUMETSAT has been designated by the European Commission as the provider of data from the Suomi-NPP polar-orbiting satellite of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the Copernicus marine and atmosphere services, for a period of 17 months. Copernicus is an EU programme for monitoring the Earth environment and security.
Trial dissemination of Metop-B satellite data
EUMETSAT has begun trial dissemination of data from instruments on board the Metop-B polar-orbiting satellite to partners, including the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), Met Office (UK), Deutscher Wetterdienst and Météo-France
Trial dissemination of data from the MSG-3 satellite begins
EUMETSAT has started trial dissemination of MSG-3 image data and meteorological products to national meteorological services in the organisation’s Member and Cooperating States and to the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).
Metop-B delivers first data from polar orbit
Four of the instruments on the Metop-B weather satellite (AMSU-A, ASCAT, MHS, GRAS) have been activated this week and are delivering data.
Second phase of activities gives new impulse to SAFs
The second Continuous Development and Operations Phase (CDOP-2) for EUMETSAT’s Satellite Application Facility (SAF) network which began this month will improve and expand the portfolio of SAF products and services over the next five years
McMurdo Station receives first data from Metop-A satellite
EUMETSAT and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) successfully completed the first acquisition of data from EUMETSAT’s Metop-A satellite at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, on 19 January 2011
EUMETSAT extends coverage of direct readout of Metop data
EUMETSAT has extended the existing coverage of direct readout of data from the instruments on board its Metop polar-orbiting satellite via the Advanced High Resolution Picture Transmission (AHRPT) system, making the data available to more users globally
EUMETCast broadcasts RETIM for Météo-France
EUMETCast, EUMETSAT’s broadcast system for meteorological and environmental data, is now disseminating RETIM data for Météo-France on a fully operational basis, replacing the RETIM2000 system
Météo-France Centre on La Réunion integrated into EARS
The Météo-France Centre on La Réunion, which is in charge of cyclone warnings for the south-western part of the Indian Ocean, recently installed a new antenna allowing it to receive data from EUMETSAT’s Metop-A and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s NOAA-17, -18 and -19 polar-orbiting satellites
First anniversary of Rapid Scanning Service on Meteosat-8
Today marks the first anniversary of the beginning of the Rapid Scanning Service (RSS) on EUMETSAT’s Meteosat-8 geostationary weather satellite, which for one year now has been successfully delivering this vital service in support of Nowcasting of severe weather events
EUMETCast reception station inaugurated in Africa
Today, the inauguration ceremony took place of a reception station recently installed in Ethopia’s capital to supply the African Union Commission (AUC) with real-time data, images and products from EUMETSAT satellites and from other data providers through EUMETCast, EUMETSAT’s data dissemination system