About Us

The LSA SAF (Satellite Application Facility on Land Surface Analysis) is part of the distributed EUMETSAT (European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) Application Ground Segment. It is focused on the development and processing of satellite products that characterize the continental surfaces, such as radiation products, vegetation, evapotranspiration and wild fires

All LSA SAF product are distributed according with EUMETSAT data policy and have been classified as essential and are distributed free of charge for users registered at this website.

The LSA SAF maintains an helpdesk service to answer to any question related to the LSA SAF services and products: helpdesk.landsaf@ipma.pt.

The LSA SAF, hosted by the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) is a joint venture of the following NMHSs and Universities together with EUMETSAT:


Logo Country Acronym Name
IPMA Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera
MF Météo-France
RMI Royal Meteorological Institute
KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
VITO Flemish Institute for Technological Research
UV University of Valencia
IDL Instituto Geofisico do Infante Dom Luiz
KCL King's College London
ARSO Slovenian Environment Agency
NIMH National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology