EUMETSAT participates in a vast range of activities in the international arena in the pursuit of its strategy.
As part of the European Meteorological Infrastructure (EMI), EUMETSAT responds to the evolving needs of the National Meteorological Services (NMS) of its Member States and Cooperating States. This ensures that EUMETSAT’s mandatory programmes and services continue to be relevant to the NMS information and forecast services for the protection of life, property and the economy. EUMETSAT is equally active in the arena of international cooperation. In addition to its agreements with Member States and Cooperating States, EUMETSAT also has agreements with the NMS or Agencies of Canada, China, Japan, Korea, India and Russia, and with the United States of America.
EUMETSAT also serves as the Secretariat of the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS), which provides an international forum for the exchange of technical information on geostationary and polar orbiting meteorological satellite systems and coordinates space-based and Earth Observation activities in accordance with the requirements of the WMO’s World Weather Watch. The group, which meets annually, consists of representatives of operational meteorological and research satellite organisations, together with WMO.
EUMETSAT primarily supports the Strategic Plans of the WMO Regional Associations VI (Europe) and I (Africa), without excluding cooperation in other Regional Associations. The objective being to facilitate access to EUMETSAT data products and services and make best use of available and planned satellite services in order to help individual countries and regions to meet their respective needs, i.e. through training activities
European Meteorological Infrastructure (EMI)
As part of the European Meteorological Infrastructure (EMI), EUMETSAT responds to the evolving needs of the National Meteorological Services (NMS) of our Member States and Cooperating States.
European Space Agency (ESA)
ESA is a key partner in the development of satellites required by EUMETSAT's mandatory programmes, as well as in the European Copernicus initiative
European Union/European Commission
The European Commission (EC) is the executive body of the European Union (EU), and is responsible for formulating and implementing European legislation
Support to UN SDG
EUMETSAT’s crucial observations of weather, environment and climate, scientific and technical expertise and support to capacity-building help make the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals a reality
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
The WMO is the United Nations’ specialised agency for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences. It has more than 191 Member States and Territories.
In addition to key partners, EUMETSAT has formal cooperation agreements with national organisations and agencies
Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS)
The CGMS is an international forum for coordinating operational and R&D space agency activities in support of weather and climate monitoring, including forecasting, seeking to fulfil user requirements
EUMETSAT provides comprehensive support to developing countries, particularly in Africa
CEOS, GCOS and GEO
EUMETSAT interacts with and supports international organisations such as CEOS, GCOS and GEO
Eastern European, Caucasus and Central Asia countries
EUMETSAT is committed to supporting National Meteorological Services in World Meteorological Organization Regional Association VI (Europe) and in Central Asian countries that are not EUMETSAT Cooperating or Member States