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.

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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.

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