We are the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).
EUMETSAT is an intergovernmental organisation and was founded in 1986. Our purpose is to supply weather and climate-related satellite data, images and products – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – to the National Meteorological Services of our Member and Cooperating States in Europe, and other users worldwide.
EUMETSAT is a user-governed operational organisation, formed in 1986, which serves the needs of its Member States.
The EUMETSAT strategy provides the direction and scope of the activities to be undertaken by EUMETSAT over the long-term, with the aim of maximising the benefits to users in Member and Cooperating States whilst taking into account any evolutions in EUMETSAT’s environment.
The Council is the supreme decision-making body of EUMETSAT to which the Director-General reports, as the Chief Executive Officer.
The EUMETSAT matrix organisation captures all the expertise required to deliver programmes agreed by the Council.