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International science meeting discusses achievements and prospects for Ocean Altimetry
Monday, 31 October 2016
Under the motto ‘New era of altimetry, new challenges’ the 2016 meeting of the international Ocean Surface Topography Science Team (OSTST) starts today in La Rochelle, France.
Metop-A celebrates 10 years in orbit and high impact on weather forecasts
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Ten years ago today, EUMETSAT’s first polar-orbiting meteorological satellite, Metop-A, was launched by Soyuz from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
Dual Capacity Established for Jason High Precision Ocean Altimetry Mission
Friday, 14 October 2016
After a series of re-orbiting manoeuvres for Jason-2, a dual Jason capability has been established, increasing the data flow for ocean models through enhanced spatial and temporal sampling of the ocean variables.
Darmstadt hosts EUMETSAT Satellite Conference in 30th anniversary year
Monday, 26 September 2016
From 26 - 30 September, the EUMETSAT Satellite Conference will attract over 400 meteorological experts, scientists and researchers from 40 countries to EUMETSAT’s hometown of Darmstadt, Germany.
EUMETSAT and DLR sign agreement for METimage instruments to fly on Metop-Second Generation satellites
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Today, EUMETSAT and DLR signed a cooperation agreement for the development of the METimage instrument to be flown on three successive Metop-SG A satellites of the EUMETSAT Polar System Second Generation in the 2021-2042 timeframe.
In Kigali, the 12th EUMETSAT User Forum prepares Africa for the use of more capable Meteosat satellites
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
The 12th EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa opened today in Kigali, Rwanda, as the reference event in the dialogue with African user communities on the use of EUMETSAT satellite data for meteorology, climate monitoring and other applications.
EUMETSAT takes over operations of Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
After successful completion of in-orbit commissioning, ESA has handed over operations of the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite to EUMETSAT
Jason-3 Ocean data products become available to all Users
Friday, 01 July 2016
Today, an important milestone has been passed in the commissioning of the US-European Jason-3 ocean-monitoring mission launched on 17 January 2016 with the release of the near-real time (NRT) Operational Geophysical Data Records (OGDR) and the non-time critical (NTC) Interim Geophysical Data Record (IGDR) to all users.
EUMETSAT approves new Strategy and move of Meteosat-8 over the Indian Ocean
Wednesday, 29 June 2016
At its 85th session, the EUMETSAT Council endorsed a new strategy establishing the framework for EUMETSAT activities in the next decade.
EUMETSAT and CNES sign agreement on ARGOS receivers to fly on Metop-SG satellites
Tuesday, 28 June 2016
EUMETSAT’s Director-General, Alain Ratier, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES, signed a cooperation agreement on the ARGOS Data Collection System to be included in the payload of the Metop-SG satellites of the EUMETSAT Polar System of Second Generation (EPS-SG).
EUMETSAT celebrates its 30th Anniversary
Friday, 24 June 2016
EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, will celebrate its 30th anniversary on 27 June, with the participation of high level officials from its 30 Member States and the World Meteorological Organisation, the European Union, the European Space Agency and other international partners.
EUMETSAT hosts 44th CGMS Meeting
Friday, 03 June 2016
From 5 to 10 June 2016, EUMETSAT will be hosting the 44th plenary session of the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) in Biot, France.
EUMETSAT and MERCATOR OCEAN showcase value of Copernicus marine data at European Space Solutions Conference
Monday, 30 May 2016
At the fourth ‘European Space Solutions’ conference opening today in The Hague, Netherlands, under the Dutch EU Presidency, EUMETSAT and Mercator Ocean will host an event on 1 June on “Copernicus: Creating Value for our oceans”.
IASI Conference to discuss latest findings
Monday, 11 April 2016
More than 130 meteorological experts, scientists and researchers will meet in Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France, on 11-15 April, for the fourth IASI conference jointly organised by EUMETSAT and the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES).
EUMETSAT supports commissioning of the Sentinel-3A satellite and prepares for handover
Friday, 19 February 2016
Following the successful completion of the Launch and Early Operations Phase of the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite by ESOC, EUMETSAT will start on Monday, 22 February, to support in-orbit commissioning activities.
After the launch of Sentinel-3A, EUMETSAT is preparing to exploit the Copernicus satellite on behalf of the European Union
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
After today’s successful launch of Sentinel-3A, EUMETSAT is preparing to exploit the Copernicus satellite on behalf of the European Union, in cooperation with ESA.
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