Information on EUMETSAT's Data Policy
Other relevant Legal Documents
The EUMETSAT Basic Documents publication contains all the basic legal texts which govern our operation.
This page contains all resolutions adopted by the EUMETSAT Council and declarations on optional programmes, excluding those that have been abolished.
The EUMETSAT Data Policy is a document which has been established and approved by EUMETSAT Member States.
12 April 2023
26 March 2020
It contains the following information:
Basic Principles of EUMETSAT Data Policy, as laid down in Council Resolution EUM/C/98/Res.IV. These Principles are generic and apply to all present and future EUMETSAT systems;
Implementing Rules which have been elaborated further in detail. These Implementing Rules only apply to a particular EUMETSAT system.
From this link you can access the complete official EUMETSAT Data Policy (PDF) as approved by EUMETSAT Member States.
Furthermore, the EUMETSAT Member States adopted the Oslo Declaration at the 67th meeting of Council in summer 2009. The Oslo Declaration clarifies that data policy and the related on-line services are aimed at facilitating direct access to meteorological data and products on a non-discriminatory basis in compliance with relevant WMO resolutions, as well as national and international regulations. The declaration encourages further development of on-line services and expansion of graphical products made available to the public, while continuing licensing policies for the underlying digital data and products.
Who we are
EUMETSAT is the European operational satellite agency for monitoring weather, climate and the environment from space.
EUMETSAT member states
EUMETSAT is a user-governed operational organisation formed in 1986, which serves the needs of its member states.
EUMETSAT’s vision is to be the leading user-driven operational agency in Europe for Earth observation satellite programmes that fulfil the objectives of its Convention.
The Council is the supreme decision-making body of EUMETSAT to which the Director-General reports, as the Chief Executive Officer.