Trees in the wind and fog. Credit: Peter Cripps

OSI SAF HY-2B and HY-2C wind products on EUMETCast soon


Photo credit: Peter Cripps

Trees in the wind and fog. Credit: Peter Cripps
Trees in the wind and fog. Credit: Peter Cripps

HY-2B and HY-2C operational wind products from OSI SAF will be available on EUMETCast from 4 November 2021.

Last Updated

27 January 2023

Published on

21 October 2021

The products are:

  • HY-2B 25 km wind vectors (OSI-114-a)
  • HY-2B 50 km wind vectors (OSI-114-b)
  • HY-2C 25 km wind vectors (OSI-115-a)
  • HY-2C 50 km wind vectors (OSI-115-b)

The HY-2B and HY-2C satellites were launched by the Chinese National Satellite Ocean Application Service (NSOAS). NSOAS kindly provides the near-real time scatterometer data which are used as input for the generation of these OSI SAF wind products.

The products will be available in BUFR format 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:

Example file names

HY-2B 25 km swath grid spacing

HY-2B 50 km swath grid spacing

HY-2C 25 km swath grid spacing

HY-2C 50 km swath grid spacing

The products are already available now, in BUFR and netCDF formats, on the KNMI FTP server in the following directories:

/scat/hy2b (HY-2B BUFR)

/scat/hy2c (HY-2C BUFR)

/scat/netCDF/hy2b (HY-2B netCDF)

/scat/netCDF/hy2c (HY-2C netCDF)

If you do not have access to the KNMI FTP server, please email KNMI for credentials.

OSI SAF Product User Manual (PUM) for the HY-2 winds

The products can be visualised here:

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

For more information, contact our User Service Helpdesk.