Ocean and Sea Ice (OSI SAF)
Data on ocean and atmosphere interactions
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.
Land Surface Analysis (LSA SAF)
The LSA SAF exploits remotely-sensed data on land, land-atmosphere interactions and biosphere applications.
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 Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF) plays a critical role in monitoring ocean and sea ice conditions.
05 September 2023
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.