The 2016 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference took place in EUMETSAT’s home town of Darmstadt in Germany from 26 to 30 September 2016.

EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites is pleased to welcome experts in the field of meteorology, climatology and monitoring of the environment to the 2016 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference. The conference took place at EUMETSAT’s home town of Darmstadt in Germany. This was particularly fitting as 2016 saw the 30th anniversary of EUMETSAT’s establishment in 1986. To look back and ahead under the 30-year anniversary theme “Evolution”, the Conference saw special key notes and panels throughout the week.

The EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference is a forum that brings together meteorologists, scientists and researchers from around the world to share their experience and knowledge during plenary, poster and workshop sessions. In 2016, the conference discussed advances in nowcasting and short-range numerical weather prediction (“limited area modelling”), marine meteorology and oceanography and the Arctic challenge, amongst other topics.

There is a continued need for accurate nowcasting services and short-range weather forecasting systems for National Meteorological Services to be able to issue timely warnings in order to help save lives and reduce losses to property and infrastructure.  Indeed, it is expected that these requirements will further grow due to our increasingly weather-sensitive global economy and vulnerable society. New generation geostationary satellites will be able to fulfil many of these requirements by delivering even more accurate and timely observations from space which can then be fed into short-range numerical weather prediction and nowcasting models, providing forecasters with easy-to-interpret and very accurate data. In addition, rapid updating capabilities will ensure that the data can be used for short-term predictions.

As the needs of the users of weather services continue to grow, they are now beginning to encompass “environmental” monitoring products and services such as air quality. The session on the Arctic challenge discussed progress made in improved weather and environmental prediction services for the Arctic region. 

To download the Conference Presentations and Proceedings, click on the respective session and then on the relevant button to trigger the archive download.

Opening Plenary

30th Anniversary Plenary Talks

Session 1 - Current and future satellites, instruments and their applications

Session 2 - Use of satellite data for nowcasting and short-range NWP

Session 3 - The Arctic challenge

Session 4 - Marine meteorology and oceanography

Session 5: The role of satellite data records in climate services

Session 6 - Space based atmospheric composition measurements; forecasting air quality

With the contribution of

HE Space Operations  
Kongsberg Spacetec  
Serco Services GmbH  

2016 EUM Conference - Sponsors

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