Welcome to the EUMETCast knowledge base

Welcome to the EUMETCast knowledge base

Here you will find information on what EUMETCast is and what capabilities it offers. You will also find instructions on how to access the service, and how best to use it. Troubleshooting and “how to” articles will help you to deal with common problems, along with suggestions on where to go for further help, should you need it.

You can navigate this around these pages through the sidebar (left hand side) or site overview section (bottom right), via the search box (below), or by following the linked labels in the browse this space by topic section. Information concerning updates to EUMETCast will be shown in the recent data services news section at the bottom of the page.

For users that prefer PDF-based information, much of the content of these pages can be found in the TD15 - EUMETCast - EUMETSAT's Broadcast System for Environmental Data document.

What is EUMETCast?


EUMETCast is EUMETSAT’s primary dissemination mechanism for the near real-time delivery of satellite data and products. It deliver a wide range of files, both data and products, through a multi-service “push” dissemination system based on multicast technology. EUMETCast serves data through two complimentary delivery systems; EUMETCast Satellite and EUMETCast Terrestrial.

EUMETCast Satellite (often abbreviated to simply EUMETCast) uses standard Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) technology to deliver operational services across Europe using the Ku-band capacity on commercial telecommunication geostationary satellites. It also delivers operational services to users in Africa using C-Band. EUMETCast is the EUMETSAT contribution to GEONETCast, which is a global network of satellite-based data dissemination systems providing environmental data to a world-wide user community.

The EUMETCast Terrestrial service augments the existing EUMETCast Satellite service, using high-bandwidth terrestrial networks rather than satellite transponders. EUMETCast Terrestrial currently relies on the infrastructure provided by GÉANT and providers of national research networks (NRENs) within Europe and further afield. EUMETCast Terrestrial is accessible only to those users having authorised access to research networks.

Looking for specific information?

Search here

Quick links. Click below for more information on:

>>> what EUMETCast can do

>>> how to access EUMETCast

>>> using EUMETCast

Can't find the answer you are looking for?

Email our help desk at

Can't find the answer you are looking for?

Email our help desk at

Recent data access services news


As part of our sustained efforts to provide our users with reliable and stable service, a newer version of our Data Store is released on the 25.10.2023. With this release, apart from several measures to increase performance, we have some news for our valued users. The latency threshold is reduced from 3 hours to 1 hour for High Rate SEVIRI Level 1.5 data, in line with our new Data Policy. image-20230928-111717.…
Support for Data Store (DS) API version 0.4.0 will gradually be discontinued in favour of version 1.0.0, as announced previously: Currently, both API versions are offered in parallel, but this will soon change. The approximate timeline is given below. From mid-July, resources allocated for DS API v0.4.0 will be reduced. Consequently,…
In October 2020 EUMETSAT introduced the Data Store, an online repository for delivering satellite data to the users, with no waiting times. The basic data catalogue offered back then for the the pilot phase has been growing more and more EUMETSAT data and meteorological, climate and ocean products,…

Site overview