EUMETSAT is the European operational satellite agency for monitoring weather, climate and the environment.
We operate a system of meteorological satellites that observe the atmosphere and ocean and land surfaces – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This data is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.
The service provided by EUMETSAT helps to enhance and safeguard the daily lives of European citizens. They aid meteorologists in identifying and monitoring the development of potentially dangerous weather situations and in issuing timely forecasts and warnings to emergency services and local authorities, helping to mitigate the effects of severe weather and protecting human life and property.
This information is also critical to the safety of air travel, shipping and road traffic, and to the daily business of farming, construction and many other industries.
EUMETSAT operates a fleet of satellites in geostationary and polar orbit, which provide a wide array of Earth observation data for weather, climate and environmental monitoring.
Preparing for the long-term future with Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) and EUMETSAT Polar System Second Generation (EPS-SG).
The high-quality observations of EUMETSAT satellites are vital for weather forecasting.
Climate services need to be developed to meet the challenge of mitigating and adapting to climate change.
EUMETSAT supports the development of operational oceanography through the delivery of ocean data to its Member States, the Copernicus marine service, and users worldwide
Observations of EUMETSAT satellites are critical inputs to monitoring and forecasts of air quality, which are increasingly important for the health of European citizens.
EUMETSAT delivers satellite data and products in real-time to users worldwide.