Third Party Services

Thanks to international cooperation EUMETSAT is able to provide users with satellite data from other organisations.

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We take third party data from a number of organisations and modify it slightly for distribution to our users.

Access the data and products typically involves an initial registration process.

For further information, please visit our Data Registration page, or register on the Earth Observation Portal (EOP).

Third Party Data Services — GEO

EUMETSAT relays geostationary (GEO) satellite data from:

  • China Meteorological Administration (CMA)
    FY-2 Products — data and meteorological products derived from the CMA Fengyun-2 series of satellites, FY-2D (86.5°E) and FY-2E (105°E).
  • Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)
    Himawari Products — data derived from the JMA Himawari series of satellites, supporting the service at 140°E.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    GOES Products — data derived from the NOAA satellites supporting the services at GOES-East (positioned 75°W), and GOES-West (135°W).
  • ROSHYDROMET
    Electro-L Products — near real-time HRIT image data from ROSHYDROMET's Electro-L N2 satellite (75°E) .
Third Party Products — GEO
Third Party provider Product group Timeliness Data Access
NOAA GOES GOES-East: 15 min
GOES-West: 1 hour
EUMETCast
EUMETCast
JMA Himawari 30 mins EUMETCast
CMA FY-2 2.5 hr EUMETCast
ROSHYDROMET Electro-L 20 mins EUMETCast

 

Third Party Data Services — LEO

EUMETSAT relays Lower Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite data from:

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  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    MODIS Products
    — Level 1, 2 and 3 regional and global products derived from the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instruments on the Terra and Aqua satellites. Some data is reduced prior to redistribution via EUMETCast.
    Multi-Mission Regional Products — MODIS and AVHRR data are used to retrieve tropospheric winds (speed, direction, and height) in the polar regions by tracking cloud and water vapour features.
  • United States Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)
    SSMIS Products
    — data derived from the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMI/S) on board the United States Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) series of satellites.
  • China Meteorological Administration (CMA)
    FY-3 Products
    — sounding data from the Microwave Humidity Sounder (MWHS), Microwave Radiation Imager (MWRI), Infra Red Atmospheric Sounder (IRAS) and Microwave Temperature Sounder (MWTS) instruments on board the Fengyun-3 satellites. The data are reformatted to BUFR using the AAPP software. The reformatted data in parallel to the native HDF5 format are disseminated to the users via EUMETCast.
  • Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
    SARAL products — EUMETSAT performs the processing and dissemination of the Operational Geophysical Data Record (OGDR) products, for this joint CNES-ISRO mission.
    Megha-Tropiques Products — data is derived from the Sounder for Probing Vertical Profiles of Humidity (SAPHIR). L1A2 data re reformatted from the native HDF format to BUFR. Megha-Tropiques is a joint CNES-ISRO mission.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    Global NOAA ATOVS Service
    — provides products from the ATOVS instruments onboard the non-IJPS NOAA satellites (N-15 and N-18) to the users in NRT. The data reception and is performed by NOAA The is performed by NOAA. Products are then transferred directly to the EUMETSAT Central Application Facility where they are processed/reformatted there using AAPP-software, before being isseminated to users.
    GPM-Core Products — The GPM mission is provided by NASA and JAXA, with the Core Observatory satellite of the constellation providing measurement data for rain and snow precipitation. Data is retrieved by NASAand sent to EUMETSAT, where the products are formatted and sent out to, including L1 BUFR Files for Brightness products and L2 HDF5 Files for Precipitation products.
  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    GCOM-W Products
    — marine products derived from Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) on board Jaxa's first Global Change Observation Mission – Water (GCOM-W1).
    GPM-Core Products — The GPM mission is provided by NASA and JAXA, with the Core Observatory satellite of the constellation providing measurement data for rain and snow precipitation. Data is retrieved by NASAand sent to EUMETSAT, where the products are formatted and sent out to, including L1 BUFR Files for Brightness products and L2 HDF5 Files for Precipitation products.
  • China's National Satellite and Ocean Application Service (NSOAS)
    HY-2 Products
    — products provided by the National Satellite and Ocean Application Service (NSOAS), from the Hai Yang-2A (HY-2A) satellite. IGDR data from the radar altimeter and L2B ocean surface scatterometer winds.
Third Party Products — LEO
Third Party provider Product group Timeliness Data Access
NASA MODIS n/a EUMETCast
DMSP SSMIS n/a EUMETCast
CMA FY-3 n/a EUMETCast
NASA/EUMETSAT Multi-mission Regional n/a EUMETCast
ISRO/CNES SARAL n/a EUMETCast
ISRO/CNES Megha-Tropiques 15 mins after available from ISRO EUMETCast
GTS/RMDCN
NOAA Global NOAA ATOVS 40 mins after available from NOAA EUMETCast
JAXA GCOM-W n/a EUMETCast
NSOAS HY-2 15 mins (Altimeter)
20 mins (Scatterometer)
EUMETCast
NOAA/JAXA GPM-Core L1C BT: 80 minutes from sensing time
L2A: n/a
EUMETCast

 

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