Land Surface Analysis (LSA SAF)
Using remotely sensed data for land, land-atmosphere interactions and biosphere applications
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.
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 Land Surface Analysis Satellite Application Facility (LSA SAF) provides an in-depth look at the Earth's surface, including vegetation and wildfires.
26 September 2023
16 June 2020
The LSA SAF uses satellite observations to offer vital information for agriculture, forestry, land use planning and disaster management. By analysing parameters such as evapotranspiration, fire detection, and land surface temperature, the LSA SAF supports the monitoring and prediction of environmental changes. It aids in improving sustainable land management practices and helps forecast natural hazards like droughts or floods.
Find out more about the LSA SAF here.