Science Studies

Improving EUMETSAT product quality through scientific studies.

To maintain and improve the quality of the EUMETSAT products portfolio, as well as addressing the evolving end-user needs and applications, EUMETSAT supports targeted scientific studies for the evolution of the its operational products suite, and for the development of new products for current and future Earth Observation missions.

Algorithm studies
Test data and simulations studies
Instrument characterisation and products validation
Applications and Met Pathfinders studies


Algorithm Studies

Operational Missions


Instantaneous retrieval of aerosol properties from geostationary imagers using i-AERUS-GEO


Level 1
Copernicus Sentinel-3 SLSTR thermal infrared uncertainties and level 1-0 monitoring

AIRWAVE-SLSTR: an algorithm to retrieve TCWV from SLSTR measurements over water surfaces
Cloud top pressure development from Sentinel-3 OLCI
Improvement of the Copernicus Sentinel-3 OLCI Water vapour product - COWa
SLSTR AOD retrieval performance (SARP)

Altimeter 1D-VAR Tropospheric Correction (AMTROC)
Evolution of a Bayesian cloud detection scheme
Ocean Colour Fluorescence product
Ocean Colour Bright Pixel correction
Sea-ice surface temperature retrieval and validation for Copernicus Sentinel-3 Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer
Sentinel-3 OLCI Inherent Optical Properties (IOP)
Spectral matching Atmospheric Correction for Sentinel Ocean colour measurements (SACSO)

Future programmes


ERA - Enhanced Retrieval of Aerosol properties: reference and NRT algorithm prototype for the 3MI mission
O2 band Cloud Top Pressure retrieval with METimage
Optimisation of the GRASP Algorithm for the 3MI L2 Aerosol Retrieval
Scattering properties of frozen hydrometeors at MW and sub-mm wavelengths
3MI Cloud Algorithm Development Support

Characterisation of ocean surface roughness in NWP

Snow Cover/Extent Demonstrator from Optical Sensors (SEDOS)

Copernicus CO2M

Scientific Service Support for Level-1 Processing Requirements for the CO2 Monitoring Mission
Scientific service support for GHG: Level 2 algorithm prototyping for Copernicus C02M


Inter-comparison of satellite-based volcanic ash retrieval algorithms supporting WMO SCOPE-Nowcasting

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