Photo - Press Release - 2016 EUM Conference

Darmstadt hosts EUMETSAT Satellite Conference in 30th anniversary year

Photo - Press Release - 2016 EUM Conference
Photo - Press Release - 2016 EUM Conference

From 26 - 30 September, the EUMETSAT Satellite Conference will attract over 400 meteorological experts, scientists and researchers from 40 countries to EUMETSAT’s hometown of Darmstadt, Germany.

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22 October 2020

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26 September 2016

Preparations for data from future satellite systems, such as the highly innovative Meteosat Third Generation will feature high in the programme. Here, experts will discuss the advances made in nowcasting and high-resolution numerical weather prediction as the basis for early warnings, and the related need for even faster and more accurate observations from the next generation of geostationary satellites.

Other topics will cover marine meteorology and oceanography, including the increasing flow of marine data from the Copernicus high-precision ocean altimetry mission Jason-3

EUMETSAT Director-General, Alain Ratier, gives the official opening address at the 2016 EMSC conference in Darmstadt, Germany
EUMETSAT Director-General, Alain Ratier, gives the official opening address at the 2016 EMSC conference in Darmstadt, Germany

A session on the Arctic challenge will discuss progress made in improved weather and environmental prediction services for the Arctic region.

As part of the 30 years anniversary celebrations, leading scientists will explore how observations by meteorological satellites have supported the development not only of meteorological but also climate and oceanographic applications over the years - and what this means for the coming decades.

The EUMETSAT Director General, Alain Ratier said: “The EUMETSAT annual conference is the European forum for users of meteorological satellites, the science community and our international partners. This year, it is a bit special as we celebrate our 30th anniversary and have just adopted a new strategy, “Challenge 2025”. The conference is therefore in Darmstadt, and we will have a look back to past achievements from a user perspective to see what this means for the future.”

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