Sea ice. Credit: Hortigüela

New OSI SAF Sea Ice Concentration product on EUMETCast soon


Photo credit: Hortigüela

Sea ice. Credit: Hortigüela
Sea ice. Credit: Hortigüela

A new OSI SAF Level 2 Sea Ice Concentration product will be available on EUMETCast from 22 July 2021.

Last Updated

19 April 2023

Published on

08 July 2021

This new Sea Ice Concentration product from OSI SAF, with ID OSI-410, has an operational status. It is computed from SSMIS and AMSR-2 Level 1 data. It is delivered up to 15 times per day for each SSMIS satellite (F16, F17, F18), and 30 times per day for AMSR-2. The difference in frequency is due to differences in the reception frequencies of input data. SSMIS data are received once per each full orbit while AMSR-2 data are received per half-orbit.

Example filenames:





The product will be distributed on EUMETCast as follows:

EUMETCast Europe

Channel: E1B-SAF-1
Multicast address:
PID: 500

EUMETCast Africa

Channel: A1C-SAF-1
Multicast address:
PID: 100

EUMETCast Terrestrial

Channel: T01-SAF
Multicast address:

Note: It will also be distributed on the OSI SAF HL FTP server hosted by MET Norway.

Users already subscribed to receive OSI SAF products via EUMETCast will receive this new product automatically. Other users wishing to receive the product should register via our Earth Observation Portal (Earth Observation Portal (EOP)).

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