Dr Tillmann Mohr receives IMO Prize
Dr Tillmann Mohr has been awarded the UN’s International Meteorological Organization (IMO) Prize by the World Meteorological Organization’s Executive Council in recognition of his many years of service in international satellite meteorology.
IMAGE Newsletter - issue 38 - July 2013
Dr Mohr began his distinguished career working as a meteorologist and scientist at the Deutscher Wetter Dienst (DWD), the German weather service, where he later headed various departments and, between 1992 and 1995, was President.
As Director-General of EUMETSAT between 1995 and 2004, Dr Mohr guided the organisation through its transition to a fully operational, independent meteorological satellite organisation. His term saw the successful launch of Meteosat-7, the approval and most of the development of the EPS programme, the full development of the MSG programme, including the launch of MSG-1, the start of the Meteosat Indian Ocean Data Coverage to fill the gap in the global meteorological satellite system over this area, the approval of Jason-2, the first EUMETSAT optional programme, the expansion of membership to Central and Eastern Europe, and the construction of a new wing of the headquarters in Darmstadt.
This award rewards a lifetime career at the service of meteorology and international cooperation in this field, and EUMETSAT is very proud that this recognises the leadership of one of its former Directors-General.