Observing oceans from space

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The OSI SAF develops, processes and distributes, in near real-time, products related to key parameters of the ocean-atmosphere interface. Products are accessible on local FTP servers with flexible extraction interface, EUMETCast, and EUMETSAT Data Center (EDC). The OSI SAF also offers climatological data records. The OSI SAF team focuses on scatterometer winds (and soon microwave winds), Sea Surface Temperature (SST) and sea Ice Surface Temperature (IST), radiative fluxes : Downward Longwave Irradiance (DLI) and Surface Solar Irradiance (SSI), sea ice concentration, edge, type, emissivity, drift.
The OSI SAF currently use data from meteorological satellites both in geostationary and polar orbit.

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Following the availability of the continuous and consistent extension of the latest OSI SAF sea ice concentration (SIC) climate data record (CDR), the plots on sea ice extent have been updated. They are now based on the second release of the CDR (OSI-450) and its ICDR (OSI-430-b). ICDR means Interim Climate Data Record.