Ocean A Spot



Satellites collect continuous, long-term global observations of the oceans

Ocean A Spot
Ocean A Spot

Monitoring the oceans with the Copernicus Sentinel-6, Jason-3 and Sentinel-3 satellites.

Last Updated

11 April 2023

Published on

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.

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