EUMETCast On-Line Registration

To receive EUMETCast data services [EUMETCast-Europe, EUMETCast-Africa, EUMETCast-Americas] you first need to open a personal account with EUMETSAT via the Earth Observation Portal.

To do this go to www. eumetsat. int and click the data delivery tab on the home page.

This will open their Data Access page.

Click on the EO Portal Registration box which will bring up the registration information page.

Click: Register via Earth Observation Portal - which will bring up a log in page.

You need of course to click: New User - Create new account (below the current (registered user log in area). This will bring up the [new] User Details form.

You will see at the top of the form that you have to supply a User ID and Password for access later to your account.

And, following submitting the online form, you will be sent an email link to activate your account.

Please note that registration for the reception of EUMETCast services must be done via the Earth Observation Portal.

Information concerning the hardware and software required to receive weather satellite imagery via EUMETCast can be found by visiting EUMETSAT's Reception Station Set-up page.


 

Which Data do I chose?

The first list is what is generally required for those interested in imaging.

For those interested in winds add SCAT products.

For those interested in general meteorology add LSA-SAF and OSI-SAF products.

One can always request more or less data through the EUMETSAT Earth Observation Portal

When it comes to select the data, one is faced with a page full of check boxes against various frequencies of data availability.

Once you tick the 1/4-hourly HRIT data in the EO Portal, the other HRIT data gets automatically selected. This would also happen if you tick just the 1/2-hourly HRIT. The hourly, 3 and 6 hourly data will be automatically selected. Users just need to select the maximum frequency in which they are interested.

Exactly the same happens with IODC.

Additionally, if you tick the RSS, all the HRIT data will be checked automatically, in this case because a 15min HRIT license is needed to have access to RSS.

Category
 
Start
with
Service
 
Geo/
Polar
Licence
required
Images
 
Software
see below
Comment
 
High Rate SEVIRI Image
* 1/4-hourly data transmissions G ** * (1) (10)
1/2-hourly data transmissions G ** *
1-hourly data transmissions G ** *
3-hourly data transmissions G *
6-hourly data transmissions G *
Meteosat Rapid Scanning Service (RSS)
9.5 degrees East
Meteosat Rapid Scanning Service (RSS) 9.5 degrees East G ** * (1) (10)
High Res. Image Indian Ocean
* 1/2-hourly data transmissions G ** * (1) (10)
1-hourly data transmissions G ** *
3-hourly data transmissions G *
6-hourly data transmissions G *
Global Data Service
Metop AVHRR P * (2) (3) (10) 1 km resolution data.
NOAA AVHRR P * (2) (3) (10) 4 km resolution data
Regional Data Service
covers an extended Europe.
EARS-AVHRR P * (3) (4) (10) 1 km resolution data
Third Party Data
*

*

1-hourly GOES & MTSAT image data

3-hourly GOES & MTSAT image data

G

G

*

*

(1) (10)

 

These are on separate EUMETCast channels.

FY-2 Products
 
G
 
*
 
(1) (10)
 
Chinese satellites
 
MODIS thinned level 1 products P * (5) Aqua and Terra satellites

Table prepared from ideas and information supplied by David Taylor

Available software for Decoding EUMETSAT Data into images.
1 David Taylor's MSG Toolset plus.
MSG Data Manager converts the EUMETCast data into images which can then be animated in real-time with the MSG Animator or processed further with GeoSatSignal.
2 David Taylor's Metop Manager
Metop Manager converts data into HRPT format, provides data management, and allows multi-segment combinations.
3 David Taylor's HRPT Reader
HRPT Reader visualises the data and provides some processing such as fire and ash.
4 David Taylor's AVHRR Manager.
Provides data management and converts the individual 1-minute chunks into complete passes for processing with the HRPT Reader.
5 David Taylor's Modis L1 Viewer.
Provides visualisation of the MODIS L1 data from Aqua and Terra satellites.
10 Rob Alblas' XRIT2PIC.
xrit2pic handles HRIT/LRIT/AVHRR data, broadcast by Eumetsat via satellite and internet.

Data formats supported include:

  • HRIT and LRIT, used by the new Meteosat Second Generation (MSG, like Meteosat-8 etc.).
  • Data of older satellites like Meteosat 7 and earlier, GOES and MTSATR, formatted as LRIT
  • LRIT of American geostationary satellites
  • AVHRR of polar satellites:
  • NOAA (formatted as bzipped HRPT)
  • METOP (formatted as EPS)

 

The following list is some of the other data available from EUMETSAT.

Category
 
Service
 
Geo/
Polar
Licence
required
Software
see below
Comment
 
Central EUMETSAT Products
Meteosat Meteorological Products 0 degree G (6) (11)
Meteosat Rapid Scanning Meteorological Products 9.5 degrees East G (6) (11)
Metop / NOAA ATOVS Sounding P (7) (11)
Metop IASI Sounding Products P (11)
EUMETSAT Metop ASCAT Surface Soil Moisture P (11)
AVHRR Polar Winds

P (2) (8) (11)
EUMETSAT Satellite Application Facilities
(SAFs) Products
Land Surface Analysis (LSA-SAF Products) G (6)
Ocean & Sea Ice (OSI-SAF Products) G (6)
Ozone & Atmospheric Chemistry (O3M-SAF Products) G (11)-some
Global Data Service
Metop AMSU_A P (2) (11)
Metop ASCAT P ** (2) (8) (11)
Metop GRAS P ** (2) (11)-some
Metop GOME P ** (2)
Metop HIRS P (2) (11)
Metop IASI P (2) (11)
Metop MHS P (2) (11)
NOAA AMSU_A P (2) (11)
NOAA HIRS P (2) (11)
NOAA MHS P (2) (11)
NPP ATMS P (11)
NPP CrIS P (11)
Regional Data Service
covers an extended Europe.
EARS-ATVOS P (7) (11)
EARS-ASCAT P (8) (11)
EARS-IASI P (11)
Third Party Data
MODIS Global Fire products P (5)

 

Additional software for Decoding EUMETSAT Data
2 David Taylor's Metop Manager.
Metop Manager converts data into HRPT format, provides data management, and allows multi-segment combinations.
5 David Taylor's Modis L1 Viewer.
Provides visualisation of the MODIS L1 data from Aqua and Terra satellites.
6 David Taylor's GRIB Viewer & HDF Viewer
Allow visualisation of data in the GRIB and HDF formats.
7 David Taylor's ATVOS Reader
Allows visualisation of the L1D products.
8 David Taylor's BUFR Viewer.
Visualises wind data.
11 Francis Breame's BUFRdisplay
BUFRdisplay is a program to:
  • Examine the contents of BUFR-encoded files to see what data is included, as well as providing a detailed listing of the file structure.
  • Decode and display BUFR files, as long as the data can be represented geographically.

 

Top

Copyright Group for Earth Observation 2012 - 2017