Available in English | Français
EUMETSAT participates in a vast range of activities in the international arena in the pursuit of its strategy.
As part of the European Meteorological Infrastructure (EMI), EUMETSAT responds to the evolving needs of the National Meteorological Services (NMS) of its Member States and Cooperating States. This ensures that EUMETSAT’s mandatory programmes and services continue to be relevant to the NMS information and forecast services for the protection of life, property and the economy. EUMETSAT is equally active in the arena of international cooperation. In addition to its agreements with Member States and Cooperating States, EUMETSAT also has agreements with the NMS or Agencies of Canada, China, Japan, Korea, India and Russia, and with the US.
EUMETSAT also serves as the Secretariat of the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites ( CGMS ), which provides an international forum for the exchange of technical information on geostationary and polar orbiting meteorological satellite systems and coordinates space-based and Earth Observation activities in accordance with the requirements of the WMO’s World Weather Watch. The group, which meets annually, consists of representatives of operational meteorological and research satellite organisations, together with WMO.
EUMETSAT supports the Strategic Plans of the WMO Regional Associations VI (Europe) and I (Africa), without excluding cooperation in other Regional Associations. The objective being to facilitate access to EUMETSAT data products and services and make best use of available and planned satellite services in order to help individual countries and regions to meet their respective needs.
EUMETSAT is a member of several international groups who cooperate on common interests in the field of satellite meteorology and earth observation including:
April 5, 2013
On 4 April, EUMETSAT Director-General Alain Ratier led a delegation attending an information day for the Western Balkan countries organised by EUMETSAT and the Meteorological Services of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
February 22, 2013
The first International Ocean Colour Science (IOCS) meeting will take place in the Darmstadtium, Darmstadt, Germany, from 6 to 8 May 2013. This is the first of a series of IOCS meetings which are scheduled to take place every two years and will bring together ocean colour Scientists from around the world.