Metop Direct Readout Key Dissemination System

The METOP Direct Readout Key Dissemination System (KDS) is designed to provide registered users in possession of METOP Station Key Units (SKU) with access to their Public Keys. Valid Public Keys are necessary for the operation of the SKU during periods of METOP data encryption.

Whenever the Public Keys are changed, at the start of any period of data encryption, an email notification will be sent to the registered user informing them that new Public Keys are available. Upon receipt of this email the user is requested to download their new Public Keys and to load them into their reception station. To ensure the smooth running of the email notifications, users are requested to inform the User Service Helpdesk on of any change to their email address.