NEWS
2018-07-26
Snow products "Snow Cover" (H31) and "EPS Daily Snow Cover" (H32) have been declared operational. The products are generated in cooperation with LSA SAF and are currently available in the snow cover section of LSA SAF website and are available for downloading through the LSA SAF ftp server; they are also distributed via EUMETCast.
2018-06-12
The International Remote Sensing School for Hydrological Applications is organized in Rome, on 13-16 November 2018, in the framework of the H SAF project by the Italian Civil Protection Department in close collaboration with the Italian Air Force Meteorological Service Department. The key objective of this training is to instruct active and future users from Meteo-Hydrological Institutes and/or from research and operational environments in the application of the satellite-based soil moisture products generated by H SAF. The training course will be structured in theoretical lessons on the H SAF products, exercise and discussion sessions on a proper utilization of the H SAF products in an operational environment. For further details see the first announcement.
2018-06-06
5th Soil Moisture Workshop, 24-25 October 2018 at George Mason University, Fairfax Campus (Washington DC area) USA This Soil Moisture Workshop series focuses on technical advances in the development, validation and application of global integrated soil moisture products that utilize satellite observations. The 5th workshop will emphasize soil moisture applications and bring together satellite, in situ, and model-based soil moisture information developers and users to focus on the derivation, validation and exploitation of soil moisture data from both passive and active microwave satellite missionsand electro-optical instruments. This upcoming workshop emphasizes the importance of integrated soil moisture data for meteorological, hydrological, agricultural, energy and ecological applications, such as for monitoring and early warning systems, modeling tools, and predictive and feedback capabilities. The scope of the 5th Soil Moisture Workshop includes:
  • (1) Applications in Agriculture and Food Security;
  • (2) Applications in Hydrology and Water Security;
  • (3) Satellite Product Validation;
  • (4) Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Soil Moisture; and
  • (5) The Soil Moisture Demonstration Project (SMDP).
Capacity building is fundamental to all societal applications of integrated soil moisture datasets and will be addressed at the workshop. The SMAP Cal/Val workshop is also scheduled for 22-23, October 2018 at George Mason University, Fairfax Campus as well. Abstract submission deadline is June 30, 2018. Selected papers will be published in peer review journals.
The SMW2018 website: genri.gmu.edu/smw2018.
See details in the flyer.
2018-03-29
We would like to inform you about the following product naming correspondence, valid starting from 12 April :
H SAF product H16 corresponds to the EUMETSAT files Metop-B ASCAT soil moisture 12.5 km sampling NRT;
H SAF product H103 corresponds to EUMETSAT files Metop-B ASCAT soil moisture 25 km sampling NRT;
H SAF product H101 corresponds to EUMETSAT files Metop-A ASCAT soil moisture 12.5 km sampling NRT;
H SAF product H102 corresponds to EUMETSAT files Metop-A ASCAT soil moisture 25 km sampling NRT;
2018-01-15
Products H111 "Metop ASCAT DR2017 SSM time series 12.5 km sampling" (coverage 2007/01/01 - 2016/12/31) and H112 "Metop ASCAT DR2017 EXT SSM time series 12.5 km sampling" have been released. The products are currently available in the soil moisture section of H-SAF website and are available for downloading through the H-SAF ftp server.
2018-01-15
Precipitation product PR-OBS-4 (H04) "Precipitation rate at ground by LEO/MW supported by GEO/IR (with flag for phase)" produced until September 4th, 2017 has been retired. The archived production can be obtained by placing an order, see the Download Products section.
2018-01-12
We would like to inform that the generation and dissemination of H-SAF precipitation products is returning back to nominal conditions. The products are also being made available on H-SAF FTP site.
2017-12-12
We are sorry to inform that due to technical problems the H-SAF precipitation products generation is experiencing an outage; the issue is under investigation and further communication will inform about the recovery of the nominal service and the provision of the missing products. We apologize for the inconvenience.
2017-04-21
The precipitation product PR-OBS-3 (H03 - Precipitation rate at ground by GEO/IR supported by LEO/MW), currently distributed via EUMETCast and H-SAF FTP, will be updated on 18th of May 2017. The new output will include the associated quality flag encoded in grib2 format. For more details, please see the product's documentation.
2017-03-21
Products SM-DAS-3 (H27) " Soil Wetness Index in the roots region by ERS/SCAT and Metop ASCAT-A scatterometer assimilation in a Land Data Assimilation System" have been released. The products are currently available in the soil moisture section of H-SAF website and are available for downloading through the H-SAF ftp server
2017-03-15
The Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) is pleased to announce the 4th Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop (19-20 September 2017) and the CCI Soil Moisture User Workshop (18 September 2017), to take place at its premises in Austria. The abstract submission deadline is 1 May 2017.
For more information please see the conference website.
2017-02-28
Products H25, H108, H109 and H110 "Surface Soil Moisture Metop ASCAT Data Record Time Series" have been released. The products are currently available in the soil moisture section of H-SAF website and are available for downloading through the H-SAF ftp server
2017-02-01
Applications are invited for a Visiting scientist Activity to be funded by the H-SAF Consortium. For more information see Open Call-1 and Open Call-2.
2016-10-11
Applications are invited for a Visiting scientist Activity to be funded by the H-SAF Consortium. Applications has to be completed by 10 November 2016. For more information see here
2016-06-16
The dissemination of product H07 SM OBS 1 "Large scale surface soil moisture by radar scatterometer" under the status "develoment" will be definitely stopped on 22nd of July 2016. H07 has been replaced by the global version H16 - see more
2016-06-16
Products H101, H16, H102 and H103 "Surface Soil Moisture ASCAT A/B NRT Orbit" have been declared operational. The products are currently available in the soil moisture section of H-SAF website and are available for downloading through the H-SAF ftp server; They are also distributed via EUMETCast - see more
2015-12-14
The Turkish State Meteorological Service is pleased to announce the European Conference on Radar in Meteorology and Hydrology (ERAD 2016) to take place on 10-14 October 2016 at Antalya, Turkey. More information concerning the conference can be found on the following website: www.erad2016.org
2015-12-14
"Links" section has been updated with a link to the EUMETSAT User Notification Service, to have real-time information for certain products/instruments/satellites
2015-10-09
product H15A PR-OBS-6A "Blended SEVIRI Convection area/ LEO MW Convective Precipitation" has been declared pre-operational. The product is currently available in the precipitation section of H-SAF website and is available for downloading at H-SAF ftp server; it will be distributed via EUMETCast starting from 21st October 2015. - see more
2015-10-08
product H04A PR-OBS-4A "Precipitation rate at ground by LEO/MW supported by GEO/IR" has been redefined as offline product instead than NRT product. Consequentely, the distribution via EUMETCast will end on 5th of November. The product will continue to be available in the precipitation section of H-SAF website and for downloading at H-SAF ftp server
2015-09-08
products H03A (PR-OBS-3A), H04A (PR-OBS-4A) and H05A (PR-OBS-5A), previously in pre-operational status, have been declared operational. The products are available in the precipitation section of H-SAF website and are available for downloading at H-SAF ftp server; they are also distributed via EUMETCast.
2015-07-16
The European Space Agency (ESA) together with the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), is pleased to announce a science conference on spaceborne scatterometers to take place on 2-4 February 2016 at ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Today scatterometers are used operationally for wind, soil moisture and sea ice applications. This conference shall provide an open forum to discuss the latest developments and challenges of scatterometry, bringing together experts from science, applications and industry.
2015-04-21
Temporary H-SAF service interruption: on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 a scheduled maintenance to the electric power supply systems of CNMCA will be carried out. Such work will imply: 1) the complete unavailability of all CNMCA systems and services from 14.30 to 17.30 CEST (from 12.30 to 15.30 UTC); 2) potential brief outages between 17:30 and 21:00 CEST (from 15.30 to 19.00 UTC). It is noted that, for this reason, both the H-SAF website and the access to products via ftp will not be available from the 22nd April afternoon to the 23th April morning. The maintenance activities will not affect the generation of the H-SAF products, that will be available again after the completion of maintenance activities.
2015-01-20
the H-SAF brochure was issued, containing the overview of the H-SAF programme and the description of the products and services provided. The brochure can be dowloaded here
2014-11-15
the 3rd H-SAF Open Workshop was held on 3-6 November2014 at ECMWF premises, Reading (UK). The workshop was coupled with HEPEX workshop in order to combine expertise of NWP and hydrological communities. For more information on workshop outcomes see here
2014-04-14
International remote sensing school for hydrological applications 2014: H-SAF PRODUCTS APPLICATION FOR HYDROLOGICAL RISK MANAGEMENT, Rome 14-18 July 2014 see more...
2014-02-04
H-SAF contributes to the cal-val of SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive mission), through the provision of data by the MeteoFrance H-SAF team.
2013-12-12
product H11 SN_OBS_2 Snow status (dry/wet) by MW radiometry has been declared operational. The product is currently available in the snow section of H-SAF website and is available for downloading at H-SAF ftp server; it will be distributed via EUMETCast in due time. - see more
2013-09-03
03-06/12/2013 - 3rd CDOP2 Joint H-SAF Validation/Hydrovalidation Workshop - Budapest, Hungary
2013-07-10
21-27/09/2013 - Session 120 "Coupling Meteorological and Hydrological Information in Flood Risk Mitigation" in the "11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS" - Rhodes (Greece)
2012-12-20
26-27/02/2013 - 3° CDOP2 Project Team Meeting - BfG, Berlin (Germany)
2012-09-01
11/12/2012 - Steering Group Meeting - Rome (Italy)
2012-07-20
27-30/11/2012 - 2° CDOP2 Joint Validation-Hydrovalidation Workshop - IMGW, Krakow (Poland)
2012-03-04
04-05/05/2012 Project Team Meeting - ECMWF, Reading (UK)
2011-09-29
04-05/05/2012 Project Team Meeting - ECMWF, Reading (UK)