Webinar: Meteosat Third Generation in Africa
The webinar, organised by EUMETSAT, the African Union Commission and the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology, will be held on 31 March 2021.
30 March 2021
30 March 2021
The aim of the webinar is to inform stakeholders about the features of the new Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) and its benefits for various socio-economic sectors in Africa.
It includes two sessions. The morning session (08:00 UTC) will present MTG and its benefits in three sectors. The afternoon session (12:00 UTC) will inform African users about the main features of the MTG instruments, as well as ways to access the data and training.
As the successor of the current Meteosat Second Generation (MSG), MTG will provide observation over the entire African continent on a continuous and frequent basis (every 10 minutes) for the next two decades.
MTG will offer an unprecedented wealth of information. It has the potential to substantially improve safety-critical early warnings and disaster risk reduction in Africa, as well as decisions in vital weather and climate-sensitive sectors of the economy, such as transport (including air traffic management), agriculture, water management, marine and coastal resources, management of natural resources, health, disaster resilience and renewable energy.
MTG presents an opportunity to develop innovative applications and services at regional and national levels in Africa.
How to join the webinar
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