WMO Partner Launches Website for Online Access to Weather and Climate Data From Space

18 November 2008: A World Meteorological Organization (WMO) partner, the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), has launched a Web portal, known as Product Navigator, which provides a central point for online access to all its weather and climate data and dissemination services, as well as data from some other agencies.

The main purpose of the EUMETSAT, an intergovernmental organization

founded in 1986, is to deliver weather and climate-related satellite

data, images and products. This information is supplied to the National

Meteorological Services of the organization's members and cooperating

States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide. The EUMETSAT

Product Navigator is a central online access to all EUMETSAT data and

dissemination services. It can be used to search and obtain details

about datasets, documents and software available from EUMETSAT. In

addition, an interactive map can be used to define a spatial area to

search for data and products available within a specific geographical


Each product is presented with a brief description and a range

of important information such as coverage, how the product is

disseminated, and for whom it is available. Links are provided to where

the product can be accessed as well as to more information on the

product itself. [Product Navigator]