Satellite Application Facility for Numerical Weather Prediction

The NWP SAF aims to improve and support the interface between satellite data/products and European activities in NWP.

The NWP SAF is one of several EUMETSAT SAFs (Satellite Application Facilities). Utilising specialist expertise from the Member States, SAFs are dedicated centres of excellence for processing satellite data and form an integral part of the distributed EUMETSAT Application Ground Segment. Further information about SAFs is available on the EUMETSAT web site.

The SAF for NWP interacts, where appropriate, with related work in other SAFs and in other EUMETSAT activities in order to enhance collaboration and to minimise duplication of effort.

Recent News and Updates

  • AAPP v8.5 released - December 6, 2019
    AAPP update 8.5 had been released. The changes include portability fixes and calibration updates. For details, please see the release note.
  • Workshop on the treatment of random and systematic errors in satellite data assimilation for NWP - December 4, 2019
    An NWP SAF workshop on the treatment of random and systematic errors in satellite data assimilation for NWP will be held at ECMWF on 2-5 November 2020. A description of the workshop and link to further information can be found on the Training pages
  • Are you interested in Cloud and Aerosol Detection Software? - December 2, 2019
    We are running a user survey to find out how you use, or would like to use, the NWP SAF Cloud and Aerosol Detection Software (CADS) and what features you would like to see developed for the next release. Please fill in the short survey before 31st December 2019 to tell us your requirements. You can find more information on CADS on the CADS pages and in this poster presentation. Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JX2BF3L
  • Call for RTTOV v13 beta testers - November 25, 2019
    The next version of RTTOV (version 13) will be released in September 2020. We are now inviting beta testers to get an early release of the code to test in their particular applications and provide feedback to the NWP SAF. The beta test version is due for release in late March 2020 and feedback will be needed by the end of May 2020. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact the NWP SAF helpdesk, or email us at admin@nwpsaf.eu and we will give you instructions on how to download the beta release around 1st April 2020.
  • Workshop on assimilating satellite cloud and precipitation observations for NWP - November 22, 2019
    A joint NWP SAF/JCSDA workshop on assimilating cloud and precipitation observations for NWP will be held at ECMWF on 3-6 February 2020. A description of the workshop and link to further information can be found on the Training pages

For older news, see the News Archive.