Users interested in receiving products and services delivered via GEONETCast should register with a GEONETCast network provider covering their geographical location. To register for the service provided by EUMETCast (EUMETCast-Europe, EUMETCast-Africa, EUMETCast-America), complete the online registration form. First select the appropriate data service here.
To register for FengYunCast reception, please contact the Chinese Meteorological Administration.
Users interested in receiving the ENVISAT data and products can obtain further information and access to the DDS system here. If you want to receive ENVISAT data, you must first submit a project or registration to the ESA website to be authorised. If you are a PI or Co-PI for projects that require Envisat data, you are already authorized to use the data. Otherwise, you have to submit a project or a simple registration.
The components needed to receive the GEONETCast data are listed in the Reception Station Components document (GNC_reception_station components.pdf).
Further additional details are provided in the EUMETSAT's Broadcast System for Environmental Data Technical Description (EUM TD 15_v 3.2_05_Sep_2004.pdf).
The components needed to receive the DDS over Africa (using C-band) are basically the same as for GEONETCast (see also GNC_reception_station components.pdf), only another type of DVB board is used. A listing of suggested items for Ku reception (over Europe) include:
Parameters to be set in order to receive the Envisat DDS data over Europe
The various steps to set-up a DDS reception station can be summarized as follows:
In Ku band (over Europe) through DDS transmit the following data is disseminated:
In C band (over Africa) the following data for the orbits acquired over Africa are disseminated:
Further details are provided in the ENVISAT DDS - RX Sites Requirements document (APP-ADU-0102-029 Iss3-3 RXPC-Rqmts.pdf).