2021 EUMETSAT Conference

EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference 2021

Bucharest, Romania, 20-24 September 2021

First Announcement and Call for Papers

2021 EUMETSAT Conference
2021 EUMETSAT Conference

The 2021 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference will take place in Bucharest, Romania from 20 to 24 September. EUMETSAT will be joined in the organisation and hosting of the event by the National Meteorological Administration, the national provider for weather and climate services in Romania.

Last Updated

16, December 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we may have to adopt a different format from usual and are considering various possibilities. The final format will be decided in March 2021, before the preparation of the conference programme.

Over the years, the EUMETSAT User conference has become a key annual event for the meteorological and scientific communities where participants from around the world can meet to share their experience and knowledge during plenary, poster and workshop sessions.

The 2021 conference will discuss such topics as status of meteorological satellite systems and future evolutions, the impact of satellite data in nowcasting and short-range NWP (joint session with ECMWF), agrometeorology, oceanography, greenhouse gases monitoring, and evolving data services. A particular emphasis will be placed on first results from Jason-CS/Sentinel-6, MTG and EPS-SG user preparation for using satellite data for nowcasting and short-range NWP, and the special event:  CDOP4 approved – exploring the future activities of the Satellite Application Facilities (SAF).

Early Career Scientists

EUMETSAT believes in fostering the scientists of the future and as such, we are pleased to announce our early career scientist initiative in 2021. Applications are open from anyone aged 32 or younger who have up to 24 months of job experience. Eligible papers should cover any use and application of EUMETSAT satellite data along the main themes of the conference.

The Scientific Programme Committee will select the five papers that receive an award, consisting of travel funding and free conference participation. The papers will be especially promoted during the conference.

Early Career Scientist Initative 2021

Session Topics

Session Topics at a glance:

  1. Status of meteorological satellite systems and future evolutions
  2. First results from Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich
  3. How the new generations of satellites revolutionise weather forecasting: MTG & EPS-SG user preparation
  4. Impact of satellite data in global NWP (joint with ECMWF)
  5. From agriculture to hydrology: the future of land applications
  6. Marine meteorology from the Tropics to the Polar regions
  7. Climate and greenhouse gases monitoring from space
  8. Air quality from space: the contribution of satellite data
  9. Evolving data services: are we ready for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning applications

Including the Special Event:  Exploring the future activities of the Satellite Application Facilities (SAF) through the 4th Continuous Development and Operations Phase.


The venue for our conference, if it is in-person, will be the JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel, offering modern conference facilities, exhibition and foyer spaces. It is located near the Palace of the Parliament and is within walking distance of the historic town centre.

Bucharest is known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Époque buildings and has a reputation for the high life (which in the 1900s earned its nickname of "Little Paris"). Romania's largest city and capital is today a bustling metropolis and known for its lively atmosphere, excellent museums and traditional restaurants. No visit to Bucharest is complete without seeing the Palace of Parliament, the world’s second-largest administrative building (after the Pentagon), which will host one of our networking events.

Abstract Submissions

We invite you to submit an abstract for either an oral or a poster presentation. Posters will hang for the entire duration of the conference, with specific viewing times built into the programme.

Abstract submission is now open herehttps://kuonicongress.eventsair.com/eumetsat-2021/presentation

The abstract submission deadline is 28 February 2021.

Abstracts should be submitted in English and be no longer than one page (A4). In the event of multiple authors, we kindly ask for one coordinated response. Please note that the person who submits the abstract will automatically be identified as the presenter and point of contact for future correspondence.

Each session theme will be assigned a panel of experts, constituting the Scientific Programme Committee (SPC), whose task will be to review abstracts for inclusion in the conference programme. Authors of selected abstracts will be notified (via e-mail) in mid-April 2021, after the SPC meeting.


Abstract submission: 15 December 2020 – 28 February 2021

The Second Announcement will be available from mid May 2021 and will be published on the EUMETSAT conference webpage: http://bit.ly/EMSC2021

The early registration conference fee is EUR 320. Further details on registration fees, deadlines and payment will be provided in the Second Announcement.


EUMETSAT offers interesting sponsorship options. If your institution is interested in sponsoring the conference, please contact Gabriele.Kerrmann@eumetsat.int for details.

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