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Release of new CM SAF ICDRs of Fractional Cloud Cover and Surface Incoming Shortwave Radiation via EUMETCast
Thursday, 24 May 2018
CM SAF has discontinued the processing of the SEVIRI-based Environmental Data Record (EDR) of Fractional Cloud Cover (CFC) and Surface Incoming Shortwave Radiation (SIS), with the switch from Meteosat-10 to Meteosat-11 in early March 2018.
New reprocessed Sentinel-3A SRAL dataset available
Thursday, 17 May 2018
The reprocessing of all Sentinel-3A SRAL data to the latest standards allows the end-users to have a consistent dataset since the beginning of mission to the present date. This was needed since a major product evolution happened in late 2017.
Copernicus Sentinel-3B’s altimeter has Earth’s oceans’ measure
Friday, 11 May 2018
Just two weeks after the launch of the environment-monitoring satellite Sentinel-3B, the third of its payload of instruments – its radar altimeter - has begun sending high-precision measurements back to Earth.
Taking planet Earth’s temperature
Thursday, 10 May 2018
The most recent addition to Europe’s fleet of Copernicus ocean-monitoring satellites has begun sending images back to Earth and the results have experts excited.
Copernicus Sentinel-3B starts delivering on its promise
Wednesday, 09 May 2018
The first images of Earth from the ocean-monitoring satellite Sentinel-3B, launched on 25 April, have been released today and are repaying the faith invested in its crucial mission.
Sentinel-3 helps understanding the carbon cycle in the ocean – Interview with Shubha Sathyendranath
Thursday, 26 April 2018
Sentinel-3A, has been delivering outstanding observations for almost two years and very soon, on 25 April, the B- unit is scheduled for launch, ensuring the full deployment of the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission.
The launch of Sentinel-3B opens a new era for operational oceanography
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
The successful launch this evening of the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite from Plesetsk, Russia, will establish the European backbone of a space-based, global ocean monitoring system at the service of operational oceanography.
EUMETSAT, DLR become co-chairs of International Disaster Charter
Thursday, 19 April 2018
EUMETSAT and the German Aerospace Centre, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), have this week taken on the role of co-chairs of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters.
Crucial European weather satellite prepares for launch
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Metop-C, the last of the first generation of European meteorological polar-orbiting satellites, is undergoing final testing before being readied for launch in September.
Release of a new version of CVIIRS
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
The new CVIIRS 2 is available to users of the regional EARS-VIIRS service.
Observing sea level and ocean currents
Friday, 13 April 2018
EUMETSAT collects and disseminates data from three instruments carried by the Sentinel-3 satellites.
GOES-16 Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) products on EUMETCast soon
Thursday, 12 April 2018
GLM products from GOES-16 will be available on EUMETCast from 16 April.
Monitoring ocean colour
Monday, 09 April 2018
The Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI) on board the Sentinel-3A satellite (launched in February 2016) delivers vital information about the biological and biogeochemical activity of aquatic ecosystems.
Keeping a watch on sea surface temperature
Thursday, 05 April 2018
Sea surface temperature data are crucial for operational weather forecasting, operational ocean forecasting and for monitoring the Earth’s climate.
More is more – ready for the full deployment the Sentinel-3 mission
Thursday, 05 April 2018
EUMETSAT is gearing up for the launch of Sentinel-3B at the end of April
Forget “world art” - African art is space-bound!
Thursday, 22 March 2018
The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) today announced a competition for African artists which will see the winner’s creation gracing the launcher of a meteorological satellite in 2021.
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