EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference 2022

Brussels, Belgium, 19-23 September 2022

First Announcement and Call for Papers

The 2022 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium from 19 to 23 September. EUMETSAT will be joined in the organisation and hosting of the event by the Royal Meteorological Institute, the national provider for weather and climate services in Belgium.

Last Updated

15 December 2021

Published on

07 December 2021

We are closely monitoring the evolution of COVID-19 and will decide in February 2022 which format will be best suited for the conference, aiming for an in-person or hybrid event.

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 theme of this year’s annual EUMETSAT conference is “A digital ecosystem for earth observing”.

Abstract submission: 15 December 2021 – 07 February 2022

Submit your abstract here

Session topics

A session where EUMETSAT partners (i.e. CGMS, ESA, NASA) are invited to present their satellite development and potential synergies.

This session would like to explore the wide use of the MTG and EPS-SG data with a specific focus on nowcasting, global and regional numerical weather prediction. The session is also meant to overview the user’s requirements underpinning these missions and their expected benefits.

The new space has enhanced the availability of weather, climate and environmental data. This session would like to explore the fast growing landscape of satellite applications, especially where there is a direct use of satellite data in key sectors (i.e., energy, health, agriculture), their socio and economic impacts and how new space might impact future observations architectures.

- The applicability and utility of new methods to further exploit satellite data and products requires an advanced cloud environment and a new way to work together. In this session we would like to hear about new ways to bring together the community into the cloud system to solve scientific and operational problems and specific applications of AI and ML to different component of the seamless earth system value cycle, and strategic planning of transformational projects into the cloud system.

The widespread use of satellite data into key domains, such as ocean and coastal zone management or health monitoring, demands a more accurate understanding of future user’s requirements. This session intends to collect input on new applications of satellite data in key areas (i.e. ocean, atmospheric chemistry) and the elaboration of new user’s needs and their implications to future architecture.

This session is meant to discuss about the status of satellite long-term climate records and their usage. Programmatic aspects addressing the international framework, such as GCOS, are welcome.

Watershed management and hydrological modeling require very high resolution (space and time) and highly accurate rainfall data. This session would like to scout new development in rainfall and hydrological products where satellite data play a relevant role. At the same time, analyses of new requirements are welcome.

This session would like to review advanced web-based options for searching and downloading datasets, discovering tools and techniques for accessing, subsetting, filtering, mapping data, and for creating visual representations of the data.


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 will be open from 15 December 2021
Submission deadline is 07 February 2022

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 2022, after the SPC meeting.


Registration fees

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


Early career scientists initiative

EUMETSAT believes in fostering the scientists of the future, and invite applications for our early career scientist initiative. 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 five papers that receive an award, consisting of travel funding and free conference participation for the EUMETSAT conference in 2023. The selected papers will be especially promoted during the conference.

early careers 2022

Venue

The conference venue is BLUEPOINT, a venue offering modern conference facilities, exhibition and foyer spaces. It is centrally located in Brussels: just a few minutes away from Brussels Airport and the European Institutions, the major highways and the city centre. The metro station «Diamant» is at walking distance. The venue has a secured underground car park for 150 cars.

Brussels, the capital city of Belgium is also the ‘capital’ of Europe. It hosts the European Institutions and the headquarters of NATO. The city’s international role means you will hear a dozen different languages on any street corner. French and Flemish are the official languages, although the majority of inhabitants of the city speak French. 

Brussels is also an ideal place to explore the rich cultural history of Belgium and Europe and try out the Belgian cuisine, of which waffles, fries, chocolate and beer are just a couple of examples.


Sponsors

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