Ocean and Sea Ice (OSI SAF)
The OSI SAF provides comprehensive information on the ocean-atmosphere interface.
Satellites collect continuous, long-term global observations of the oceans
Altimetry data is used to determine sea level height, wind speed and wave height.
Providing information on ocean living ecosystems, water quality and sediment dynamics.
11 April 2023
27 March 2020
The Sentinel-6 and Jason-3 satellites provide global sea surface height observations for climate monitoring and ocean and seasonal forecasts.
The Copernicus Sentinel-3A and -3B satellites collect observations of global ocean colour, sea surface temperature and sea surface height.
In addition, EUMETSAT’s Meteosat satellites provide hourly measurements of sea surface temperature, while the Metop satellites provide global observations of ocean surface wind, sea ice, and sea surface temperature, plus collect in situ observations of the ocean through the ARGOS system.
EUMETSAT delivers ocean data from these satellites to its Member States, the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS), and users worldwide.
Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application FacilityOSI SAF
Access ocean data and training – plus Oceans from Space MOOC, how to access ocean colour, sea surface temperature, sea surface height data.
Study into five candidate locations for optimal placement for potential OC-SVC infrastructure.
Fiducial Reference Measurements for Satellite Ocean Colour (FRM4SOC) project supporting evaluation and improvement of ocean colour validation.
Developing Ocean Colour demonstration products from Meteosat SEVIRI and FCI.
Scientific service framework for Copernicus SST and IST product improvement and cal/val tool development and evolution.
By Gorm Dybkjaer and Eva Howe (DMI) and Anne O'Carroll (EUMETSAT)
Drs Michael Schaale & Thomas Schroeder developed methods to use S3 Ocean Colour data in complex coastal marine environments.
Blake Schaeffer talks about an app his agency has developed, which provides Sentinel-3 data to water quality managers.
William Skirving (NOAA Coral Reef Watch Senior Scientist) and Anne O'Carroll (EUMETSAT Remote Sensing Scientist) discuss the crucial measuring of sea surface temperature from space.
Jamie Shutler (Associate Professor in Earth observation at the University of Exeter) and Hayley Evers-King (EUMETSAT) discuss the ocean carbon cycle.
Kwame Adu Agyekum (University of Ghana) and Hayley Evers-King (EUMETSAT) discuss how satellite data is used to monitor the marine environment, support maritime safety and help manage fishing activity off the coast of West Africa.
Aida Alvera Azcarate (Ocean Remote Sensing Researcher, University of Liège) and Hayley Evers-King (EUMETSAT) discuss ocean eddies.
EUMETSAT plays a key role monitoring wildfires, biomass burning, vegetation, land temperature, and even soil moisture, from space.