Sea ice. Credit: Hortigüela

Ocean and Sea Ice (OSI SAF)


Data on ocean and atmosphere interactions

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

The Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF) plays a critical role in monitoring ocean and sea ice conditions.

Last Updated

26 September 2023

Published on

24 June 2020

By providing data on sea surface temperatures, ice concentrations and surface wind patterns (speed and direction), the OSI SAF provides valuable insights for weather forecasting, climate studies, and navigation. Its continual monitoring of sea ice thickness and drift aids in the understanding of climate change and its impact on polar regions. The OSI SAF's products and services are essential for various maritime sectors, ensuring safety, efficiency, and sustainability.

Find out more about the OSI SAF here.

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