European and international cooperation
EUMETSAT participates in multiple international activities in line with its strategy
European Meteorological Infrastructure (EMI)
EUMETSAT is a member of the network of operational meteorological organisations.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
The WMO is the United Nations’ specialised agency for meteorology.
European Union and the European Commission
The European Commission (EC) is the executive body of the European Union (EU).
As part of the European Meteorological Infrastructure (EMI), EUMETSAT responds to the evolving needs of the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHS) of its Member States.
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This ensures that EUMETSAT’s mandatory programmes and services continue to be relevant to the NMHS’ information and forecast services for the protection of life, property and the economy.
EUMETSAT is equally active with its international cooperation activities, having agreements in place with the NMHS or space agencies of Canada, China, Japan, Korea, India and the United States of America. The cooperation with Russia was suspended in March 2022.
In addition, EUMETSAT also serves as the Secretariat of the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS). The group provides an international forum for the exchange of technical information on geostationary and polar-orbiting meteorological satellite systems and coordinates space-based and Earth observation activities in accordance with the requirements of the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS) and Vision for 2040. The CGMS, which meets annually, consists of representatives from operational meteorological and research satellite organisations, together with the WMO.
The objective being to facilitate access to EUMETSAT data, products and services and make the best use of available and planned satellite services in order to help individual countries and regions to meet their respective needs, i.e., through training activities.
The Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS)
The CGMS is an international forum for coordinating operational and R&D space agency activities.
Support in Africa
EUMETSAT provides comprehensive support to developing countries, particularly in Africa.
The CEOS, GCOS and GEO
EUMETSAT interacts with and supports international organisations such as the CEOS, GCOS and GEO.