EPS-Sterna and EPS-Aeolus Impact Assessment Workshop
Darmstadt, Germany, 19-20 April 2023
A presentation of impact studies on EPS-Sterna and EPS-Aeolus
This in-person workshop will focus on discussing the results of the impact studies on EPS-Sterna and EPS-Aeolus which were contracted by EUMETSAT and will be presented at the event.
10 March 2023
10 March 2023
Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) systems form the basis of modern forecasting. The importance of satellite observations for forecasting at centres throughout Europe is reflected in the significant increase in their use within NWP systems: the number of satellite observations ingested into computer models has typically increased by more than one order of magnitude over the last decade.
To advance weather forecasting at global and regional scales, EUMETSAT is preparing to add a new operational wind profiling observation capability to the EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS-Aeolus), in addition to a microwave sounding capacity with constellation of six micro-satellites distributed in three orbital planes (EPS-Sterna). A number of scientific studies on the impact of both of these programmes have been commissioned, as well as a socio-economic benefit study for both programmes, in order to support the decision-making process.
This workshop will inform EUMETSAT member states on the findings of the impact assessment studies for the EPS-Sterna and EPS-Aeolus programmes. A second workshop is planned for later in the year, at which the outcome of the socio-economic benefit study will be presented and discussed with member states.