Release of Sentinel-3 Synthetic Aperture Radar Altimeter (SRAL) Level-1B and Marine Level 2 products

From 13 December 2016, SRAL Level-1B and Marine Level 2 products will be available at Near Real Time (NRT) and Short Time Critical (STC) timeliness.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

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The Sentinel-3A Product Notices for SRAL Level-1 (NRT and STC) and for L2 Marine (NRT and STC) provide information on the SRAL current processing baseline, product quality and limitations, and product availability status.

The SRAL products can be accessed via the following means:

  • EUMETCast Europe on the High Volume Service:

    The Level 1B products will be distributed on channel E1H-S3A-05 (PID: 601, Multicast address:

    Example filenames:

    SRAL Level 1B in NRT:

    SRAL Level 1B in STC :

    The Level 2 products will be distributed on channel E1H-S3A-06 (PID: 600, Multicast address:

    Example filenames:

    SRAL Altimetry Global in NRT:

    SRAL Altimetry Global in STC:

    To access the products via EUMETCast, users should register via our Earth Observation Portal (EOP).

  • EUMETCast Terrestrial

    To access the products via EUMETCast Terrestrial, users need to be eligible for access to a National Research and Education Network (NREN) which supports multicasting. Users with access to a suitable NREN can request access to the EUMETCast Terrestrial service via our Earth Observation Portal (EOP).

  • Our new pilot Copernicus Online Data Access (CODA) service, an online rolling archive with http access.

    The CODA can be accessed at: If you are a first time user, click on 'Sign Up'. You will then be taken to our Earth Observation Portal (EOP) where you will be able to request access to CODA. If you do not yet have an EOP account, then you will need to create one first. A CODA account will be set up for you and you will receive an email with your CODA account credentials within the next working day.

  • The EUMETSAT Data Centre (accessible via our EOP)

More information on SRAL products and accessing the data can be found on the Sentinel-3 Services Altimetry page.

For any questions, contact the User Service Helpdesk.

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