North Atlantic Regional SST OSI-202-c operational from 19 November

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Following the service message #2148 issued on 2020-10-21 about the change in the OSI SAF North Atlantic Regional Sea Surface Temperature product, we can announce that the files based on NOAA-20, already available on the OSI SAF LML FTP server hosted by Ifremer, will also be available on EUMETCast from 19 November.
The files based on NPP will be discontinued on 19 November also.
OSI-202-c will become operational and will supersed OSI-202-d on 19 November.
Example file name on EUMETCast:
The OSI SAF North Atlantic Regional Sea Surface Temperature (NAR SST), currently based on Metop-B/AVHRR and NPP/VIIRS and identified OSI-202-b will be changed to OSI-202-c. This change corresponds to use of NOAA-20 data instead of NPP data as input.
The 2 files per day based on NPP, dated 02:00 and 13:00, will be replaced by 2 files based on NOAA-20, dated 01:00 and 12:00.
There will be no change on the 2 files per day based on Metop-B and dated 10:00 and 20:00.
This product has been validated against in situ measurements, you can find the validation report on
The Product User Manual and the Algorithms Theoretical Basis Document have been updated: