OSI SAF | Observing oceans from space
Data products
OSI SAF Global Wind Products
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. Follow this link to register for such an account.

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 (registered users). Follow this link to log 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.
Acknowledgements
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).
Further information
Please contact the KNMI OSI SAF team.


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