EUMETSAT Council progresses towards the future


EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, held its 76th Council meeting in Darmstadt, Germany, on 5 and 6 July

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23 September 2020

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09 July 2012

The Council progressed with the approval process for theEUMETSAT Polar System Second Generation (EPS-SG) Preparatory Programme, where the sum of contributions from Member States now exceeds 90 per cent. Council agreed to authorise the start of the EPS-SG Preparatory Programme activities in August once a funding level of 95 per cent is reached.

The Council also decided to include the Ice Cloud Imaging Instrument in the payload of the second line of Metop-SG satellites to fulfil user requirements.

The Council took steps towards Jason-CS by confirming that the proposed Jason-CS programme is in line with the convention and asked the Director-General to prepare a full programme proposal.