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The launch of Sentinel-3B opens a new era for operational oceanography
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
The successful launch this evening of the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite from Plesetsk, Russia, will establish the European backbone of a space-based, global ocean monitoring system at the service of operational oceanography.
Forget “world art” - African art is space-bound!
Thursday, 22 March 2018
The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) today announced a competition for African artists which will see the winner’s creation gracing the launcher of a meteorological satellite in 2021.
EUMETSAT appoints Cristian Bank as Director of Programmes
Friday, 26 January 2018
The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) has appointed Cristian Bank, CEO of the Danish company Rovsing, as Director of Programme Preparation and Development.
EUMETSAT takes ownership of two MTG ground stations after successful acceptance review
Friday, 15 December 2017
The two Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) mission data acquisition (MDA) ground stations developed under a EUMETSAT contract by a European consortium led by Telespazio passed their Preliminary Acceptance Review on 30 November, after a comprehensive validation test campaign.
EUMETSAT takes steps to extend Meteosat and EPS operations and approves ground segment contracts for next generation systems
Wednesday, 06 December 2017
At its 88th session, the EUMETSAT Council agreed to exploit the Meteosat second generation (MSG) and EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS) satellite systems for another seven years and opened the votes enabling the 30 Member States to formalise associated financial commitments in the course of 2018.
EUMETSAT ground segment is ready for the launch of Copernicus Sentinel-3B
Tuesday, 05 December 2017
EUMETSAT has confirmed the readiness of its teams and the new version of its ground segment to support the launch and commissioning of the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite in a two-satellite configuration with Sentinel-3A.
Ocean TEDx Event @EUMETSAT
Thursday, 16 November 2017
Under the motto “Decoding the blue dot”, EUMETSAT will host a TEDx event tonight, organised by the local RheinMain TEDx group.
The 2017 EUMETSAT user conference attracts a record number of meteorologists and scientists to Rome
Monday, 02 October 2017
From 2 – 6 October, the EUMETSAT user conference jointly organised with ITAF-MET (Italian Air Force - Operational Force Command, Department for Meteorology), the national provider for weather and climate services in Italy, will attract a record number of 500 meteorologists and scientists from 40 countries to Rome.
EUMETSAT and Arianespace sign contract for the launch of the first Metop-SG satellites
Monday, 11 September 2017
Today, EUMETSAT and Arianespace announced the signature of a contract entrusting Arianespace with the launch of the first two Metop-SG satellites of the EUMETSAT Polar System of Second Generation plus an option for the launch of a third satellite.
Jason-2 moves to a new orbit to assume added role in mapping Earth’s mean sea surface elevation
Friday, 30 June 2017
Jason-2, the European/US cooperative mission between EUMETSAT, the French Space Agency CNES, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), will change orbit and take on an additional role next month.
EUMETSAT extends Jason-2 operations and approves contracts for the deployment of EPS-Second Generation and the improvement of data access services
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
At its 87th session, the EUMETSAT Council approved the extension of Jason-2 operations and contracts required to deploy the EPS Second Generation (EPS-SG) system in the early 2020’s and improve access to EUMETSAT and Copernicus data.
Korea Meteorological Administration hosts 45th CGMS meeting
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
From 12 to 16 June, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) is hosting the 45th plenary session of the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea
Copernicus Marine Hackathon Coding Event @EUMETSAT
Friday, 09 June 2017
Under the motto “Explore an ocean of data without getting your feet wet” a three-day Dataviz Hackathon coding event launches at EUMETSAT’s headquarters tonight. Computer programmers, software developers, data experts and data miners together with marine scientists and engineers from EUMETSAT and Plymouth Marine Laboratory will use Copernicus marine data to develop a range of innovative applications.
The International Ocean Colour Science meeting advances new capabilities for global ocean colour observations in the Copernicus era
Monday, 15 May 2017
The third international ocean colour science meeting convened by the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG) in partnership with EUMETSAT, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Commission opened today in Lisbon, Portugal.
EUMETSAT decommissions Meteosat-7 after almost 20 years of service
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Today, EUMETSAT decommissioned Meteosat-7, the last first generation of Meteosat geostationary spacecraft, after almost 20 years of service.
EUMETSAT and China National Space Administration sign framework agreement
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Today, Alain Ratier, Director-General of EUMETSAT and Wu Yanhua, Vice Administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) signed an agreement that provides the policy framework for the continuation and expansion of EUMETSAT’s cooperation with China on monitoring the atmosphere, oceans and climate from space.
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