SAFs A Spot

Satellite Application Facilities (SAFs)

Dedicated centres of excellence for processing satellite data

SAFs A Spot
SAFs A Spot

Utilising specialist expertise from the Member States, Satellite Application Facilities (SAFs) are dedicated centres of excellence for processing satellite data. They form an integral part of the distributed EUMETSAT Application Ground Segment.

Last Updated

29, October 2020

The eight EUMETSAT SAFs provide users with operational data and software products, each one for a dedicated user community and application area.

EUMETSAT Secretariat supervises and coordinates the overall activities of the SAF network, ensuring that the SAFs in operations are providing reliable and timely operational services related to the meteorological and environmental issues.

The SAF Network manages and coordinates interfaces between the SAFs themselves and between SAFs and other EUMETSAT systems, overseeing the integration and operations of SAFs into the overall ground segment infrastructure. During this process EUMETSAT ensures that services are delivered in the most reliable and cost-effective way.