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EUMETSAT and its partners celebrate 25th anniversary
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, EUMETSAT, holds the main celebratory event for its 25th anniversary at its headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany, on 28 July
EUMETSAT Council approves SAF CDOP-2 and discusses EPS-SG Proposal
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, held its 72nd Council meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 28-29 June
EUMETSAT celebrates 25th anniversary
Monday, 20 June 2011
The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, EUMETSAT, celebrated its 25th anniversary on 19 June
Cornerstone laid for New Infrastructure Building
Thursday, 24 March 2011
The cornerstone of EUMETSAT’s New Infrastructure Building (NIB) was laid during a ceremony on 24 March
MTG programme receives full approval
Friday, 25 February 2011
Following the approval of Belgium, all 26 EUMETSAT Member States have now firmly committed to the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) programme
McMurdo Station receives first data from Metop-A satellite
Friday, 04 February 2011
EUMETSAT and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) successfully completed the first acquisition of data from EUMETSAT’s Metop-A satellite at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, on 19 January 2011
EUMETSAT extends coverage of direct readout of Metop data
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
EUMETSAT has extended the existing coverage of direct readout of data from the instruments on board its Metop polar-orbiting satellite via the Advanced High Resolution Picture Transmission (AHRPT) system, making the data available to more users globally
EUMETSAT Council names future Director-General and sets stage for MTG activities
Wednesday, 01 December 2010
EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, held its 71st Council meeting in Darmstadt, Germany, on 30 November and 1 December
Ground-breaking for EUMETSAT’s New Infrastructure Building
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
The ground was broken on 13 October for EUMETSAT’s New Infrastructure Building (NIB)
Altimetry for Oceans and Hydrology
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
On 18-22 October 2010, the altimetry and hydrology community will meet in Lisbon, Portugal, for the Altimetry for Oceans and Hydrology conference
Meteorological Satellite Conference in Cordoba
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
On 20-24 September 2010, meteorologists, scientists, and researchers will meet in Cordoba, Spain, for the 2010 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference, hosted and co-organised by the Agencia Estatal de Meteorologia (AEMET), the Spanish State Meteorological Agency
EUMETSAT 70th Council puts MTG on track
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, held its 70th Council meeting in Rome, Italy, on 21-22 June 2010
MTG satellites crucial for future volcanic ash observations
Friday, 28 May 2010
Following the recent eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjälla volcano that spewed huge amounts of ash and grounded numerous flights across Europe, more than 50 experts from around the world came together at a workshop hosted by ESA and EUMETSAT to take stock of what has been learned and to identify future opportunities for volcanic ash detection, monitoring and prediction.
EUMETCast broadcasts RETIM for Météo-France
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
EUMETCast, EUMETSAT’s broadcast system for meteorological and environmental data, is now disseminating RETIM data for Météo-France on a fully operational basis, replacing the RETIM2000 system
EUMETSAT Special Council supports MTG
Friday, 26 March 2010
The EUMETSAT Special Council meeting in Darmstadt, Germany, on 26 March voted in favour of the Programme Proposal and Programme Resolution for Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) with two Member States reserving their vote which is expected no later than 30 June
Global sea level rise monitoring secured for next decade
Tuesday, 02 February 2010
The transatlantic Jason-3 Programme has now been approved by EUMETSAT Member States thus ensuring a continuation of the series of measurements made by the Jason-2 satellite and its predecessors in support of meteorology, operational oceanography and in particular the monitoring of the sea level trend, a key indicator of climate change
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