EUMETCast A Spot

Change to OSFAC and ECOWAS products distribution

EUMETCast A Spot
EUMETCast A Spot

OSFAC and ECOWAS products will be distributed on new EUMETCast channels from 3 August 2021.

Last Updated

15 July 2021

Published on

15 July 2021

Products from OSFAC (Observatoire Satellital des Forêts d'Afrique Centrale) and from the ECOWAS Coastal and Marine Resources Management Centre (listed below) are distributed on EUMETCast Europe, EUMETCast Africa and EUMETCast Terrestrial.

Sea Surface Heights Forecast — West Africa

Sea Surface Temperature Forecast — West Africa

Sea Surface Salinity Forecast — West Africa

Wave Height Forecast — West Africa

UG-MESA Potential Fishing Zone Maps

Sea Surface Currents Forecast — West Africa

The distribution channels for EUMETCast Europe and EUMETCast Terrestrial will change as follows:

EUMETCast Europe

Current channel: EUMETCast Data Channel 14
New channel (from 03/08/2021): E1B-TPC-6 (PID 301, Multicast Address: 224.223.222.39)

EUMETCast Terrestrial

Current channel: T01-EDC-14
New channel (from 03/08/2021): T01-TPC-6 (Multicast Address: 232.223.222.26)

The distribution channel for EUMETCast Africa remains unchanged.

User actions

Tellicast client changes on EUMETCast Europe

To receive the new channel data on a dedicated target directory, users need to edit cast-client-channels_bas.ini and add the following sections:

[channel]
name=E1B-TPC-6
target_directory=<target dir…>
tmp_directory=<tmp dir…>

Otherwise the data will be received under the target directory of the default channel (name=*) if it is defined.

[channel]
name=*
target_directory=<target dir…>
tmp_directory=<tmp dir…>

Tellicast client changes on EUMETCast Terrestrial

To receive the new channel data on a dedicated target directory, users need to edit cast-client-channels_ter-1.ini and add the following sections:

[channel]
name=T01-TPC-6
target_directory=<target dir…>
tmp_directory=<tmp dir…>

Otherwise the data will be received under the target directory of the default channel (name=*) if it is defined.

[channel]
name=*
target_directory=<target dir…>
tmp_directory=<tmp dir…>

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