KNMI is responsible for the wind products in the context of the EUMETSAT
Ocean and Sea Ice Satellite Application Facility (OSI SAF).
Scatterometer data from the ASCAT instrument on the Metop satellites and the
OSCAT scatterometer on the Oceansat-2 satellite are processed towards wind products
in near-real time.
The wind products are displayed on the web in near-real time. The data are used
by many users, including meteorological and oceanographic institutes.
Other KNMI activities in the OSI SAF are the support of the ASCAT calibration and
validation. Also some of the KNMI R&D work on scatterometry is done in the context
of the OSI SAF.
More information on the other OSI SAF products and on the project consortium is
available on the central OSI SAF web site.
Access to products and user support
For an overview of the currently available wind products, their status, and information
about access to these products, see the links under 'Wind Products' on the right
hand side of this page. If you are interested in archived products, please send
a request by email to the point of contact below.
Users who want to receive operational service messages, get access to specific
documentation and take benefit from the user help desk service, need to register
at the central OSI SAF web site.
If you have questions, comments or complaints about the OSI SAF Wind products,
you can send a request at the central OSI SAF web site
after logging in. Or you can send a direct email to the point of contact below.
Note: All intellectual property rights of the OSI SAF products belong
to EUMETSAT. The use of these products is granted to every interested user,
free of charge. If you wish to use these products, EUMETSAT's copyright
credit must be shown by displaying the words "copyright (year) EUMETSAT"
on each of the products used.
The OSI SAF is a project by Météo France, the Norwegian Meteorological
Institute, the Danish Meteorological Institute, Ifremer and the Royal Netherlands
Meteorological Institute (KNMI).