Category: EumetCast

EUMETCast is a multi-service dissemination system based on standard Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) technology. It uses commercial telecommunication geostationary satellites to multi-cast files (data and products) to a wide user community. EUMETCast also delivers a range of third-party products. (see EumetCast Website)

Files are transferred via a dedicated communications line from EUMETSAT to the uplink facility. These files are encoded and transmitted to a geostationary communications satellite for broadcast to user receiving stations. Each receiving station decodes the signal and recreates the data/products according to a defined directory and file name structure. This presentation on the EUMETCast service provides more details.

A single reception station can receive any combination of the services provided on EUMETCast. Data for which access is restricted, in accordance with EUMETSAT Data Policy, is made secure by the USB decryption scheme (see System Describtion).

In the Illustration section you will find blogs on impressive satellite images received by my reception station. The Applications section provides articles which aim giving a basic understanding on environmental satellite-applications.

  • Access Images and Data

    Watch high resolution images from more than 10 earth observation satellites in near real time

  • Illustrations

    Read blogs on impressive satellite images received by my reception station

  • Applications

    Articles within this category should give a basic understanding on environmental satellite-applications