EUMETSAT HQ with satellite

Statement from EUMETSAT’s Director-General, Phil Evans


EUMETSAT HQ with satellite
EUMETSAT HQ with satellite

EUMETSAT’s member states agree to restrict Russia and Belarus’s access to satellite data at a special council meeting on Tuesday 22 March, 2022

Last Updated

24 March 2022

Published on

22 March 2022

The council made the following decisions, which took immediate effect and will remain in place until further notice:

  • to suspend EUMETSAT’s cooperation with the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet). This cooperation had included data exchange and training;
  • to suspend the licences of Russian and Belarusian users of EUMETSAT data, and to not deliver new licenses in those countries.

The decisions made by the EUMETSAT council are in line with sanctions implemented by our member states and our international partners such as the EU, ESA, and the ECMWF and within WMO’s policy framework for the international exchange of data.