The European Commission has requested from EUMETSAT, to submit a proposal for the implementation of one instance of the Data & Information Access Services (DIAS) Platforms in cooperation with the ECMWF and Mercator Océan.

The EUMETSAT & Partners DIAS will be one of the functional elements of the Copernicus Integrated Ground Segment (IGS) and will be funded by the European Union under the Copernicus Programme.


The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is an independent intergovernmental organisation supported by 34 Member and Co-operating States.

ECMWF is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its Member States. This data is fully available to the national meteorological services in the Member States. The Centre also offers a catalogue of forecast data that can be purchased by businesses worldwide and other commercial customers.

The ECMWF website can be found here.

ECMWF logo thumbnailThe European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts has been entrusted by the European Commission to operate Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and Copernicus Climate Change Monitoring (C3S) Service.

CAMS is the Copernicus Service that provides policy makers, businesses, scientists and citizens alike with reliable information about atmospheric composition. It builds up knowledge and boosts informed decision-making on topics such as air quality, health, solar energy, weather and climate.

The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service website can be found at http://atmosphere.copernicus.eu/

C3S is the Copernicus Service that responds to environmental and societal challenges associated with climate changes. It combines observations of the climate system with the latest science to develop authoritative, quality-assured information about the past, current and future states of the climate in Europe and worldwide.

The Copernicus Climate Change Service website can be found at https://climate.copernicus.eu/

About Mercator Océan

Mercator Océan is the French centre for analysis and forecasting of the global ocean, i.e. a service provider of ocean information in real and delayed time. The company is located in South-West France near Toulouse.

tn-mercatorlogoThe European Union delegates to Mercator Océan the role and responsibility of managing the EU budget for delivering the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) on its current multi-annual financial framework 2014-2020.
Mercator Océan manages on behalf of the European Union and reports to the European Commission. Mercator Océan organizes the design, development and operations of the service with its own skills and the support of contractors duly selected through open competition.


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The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites is an intergovernmental organisation based in Darmstadt, Germany, currently with 30 Member States and one Cooperating State.

EUMETSAT operates the geostationary satellites Meteosat-9, -10 and -11 over Europe and Africa, and Meteosat-8 over the Indian Ocean. In the polar orbit, EUMETSAT operates two Metop satellites as part of the Initial Joint Polar System (IJPS) shared with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

EUMETSAT is also a partner in the cooperative high precision ocean altimetry Jason missions involving Europe and the United States (Jason-2, Jason-3 and Jason-CS/Sentinel-6).

The data and products from EUMETSAT’s satellites are vital to weather forecasting and make a significant contribution to the monitoring of environment and climate change.

The European Union has entrusted EUMETSAT with exploiting the four Sentinel missions of the Copernicus space component dedicated to the monitoring of atmosphere, ocean and climate on its behalf. EUMETSAT will carry out these tasks in cooperation with ESA.
EUMETSAT has established cooperation with operators of Earth Observation satellites from Europe and China, India, Japan, Russia and the United States.

Last Updated:  Wednesday, 08 November 2017
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