The requirements and challenges for satellite weather and climate monitoring in high latitudes will feature at the EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference in Tallinn next week.
About 400 users of EUMETSAT satellite data will take part in the week-long conference from 17-21 September, which coincides with Estonia’s 100th anniversary celebrations and is co-organised with the Estonian Environment Agency.
Among the sessions to be held at the user-focused event will be a presentation on future requirements for data supporting aviation services, particularly related to the specific challenges of routing over or near the North Pole, by Air Navigation Services Finland CEO Raine Luojus.
Weather forecasting for Baltic or Nordic areas will be the subject of a presentation from Gunnar Noer, of the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.
Also high on the agenda will be preparations for the next generations of EUMETSAT’s meteorological satellites, and their next generations of instrumentation, which are expected to usher in a new era of operational meteorology.
"The EUMETSAT conference is a unique forum for scientists and users of satellite meteorological data from meteorological and other Earth Observation satellites to meet with peers and exchange views," EUMETSAT Director-General Alain Ratier said.
"Estonia became a Member State of EUMETSAT in 2013 and we are delighted to be holding the conference in Tallinn this year, the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Republic."