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EUMETSAT is a global operational satellite agency at the heart of Europe. Purpose of EUMETSAT is to gather accurate and reliable satellite data on weather, climate and the environment around the clock, and to deliver them to member and cooperating states, to international partners, and to users worldwide.

Astronomy - Earth Sciences - Jan 28
The first spacecraft in the next-generation of a joint US-European satellite mission monitoring global sea level rise will be named after retired NASA scientist Mike Freilich, in honour of his decades-long championing of Earth science.
Astronomy - Environment - Nov 15, 2019

Testing is underway on the spacecraft that will provide highly accurate measurements of the amount and rate of global sea level rise until the 2030s through a joint European-US mission. EUMETSAT Director-General Alain Ratier, together with representatives from the European Commission, ESA and NASA today visited the Industrieanlagen Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (IABG) clean room in Ottobrun to inspect the first of two satellites supporting the collaborative Copernicus Sentinel-6 mission.

Environment - Astronomy - Sep 30, 2019

BOSTON - As forecasting of high impact weather needs to meet higher expectations in our changing climate, EUMETSAT promotes international cooperation under the aegis of the WMO and is preparing to deploy one next-generation satellite per year in the period 2021-2025.

Environment - Astronomy - May 14, 2019

EUMETSAT and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) today signed an agreement which will result in the agencies working closely together to monitor greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere. Mr Kazuo Tachi, on behalf of the Direc tor General of JAXA's Space Technology Directorate 1 Ryoichi Imai, and EUMETSAT Director-General Alain Ratier signed the agreement at a ceremony at EUMETSAT's Darmstadt headquarters today.

Astronomy - Nov 30, 2018

Europe's most modern satellite control centre has been unveiled at the Darmstadt headquarters of EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites.

Astronomy - Nov 7, 2018

At 01:47 CET (21:47 Kourou time), EUMETSAT's polar-orbiting meteorological satellite Metop-C was successfully launched on a Soyuz ST-B rocket from the European Space Port in Kourou, French Guiana.

Event - Environment - Sep 12, 2018

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.

Astronomy - Nov 4, 2019

The Copernicus Sentinel-6 satellite, which will measure sea-level rise and ice thickness, will be available for a last visit in the cleanroom before it is further tested and prepared for launch in late 2020 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Astronomy - Environment - Jul 2, 2019

The EUMETSAT Council has agreed to open four pilot 'big data' services to all users of the organisation's meteorological and climate data in Autumn 2019. A common cloud infrastructure and data 'lake' will feed pilot online data access services, multi-casting services via a broadband terrestrial network, advanced web map services and online product customisation services.

Environment - Astronomy - Dec 13, 2018
Environment - Astronomy

A critical element of polar-orbiting meteorological satellite Metop-C's payload - the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) - delivered its first spectrum today.

Astronomy - Nov 12, 2018

After three days of intensive testing by the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), EUMETSAT has taken over control of its newest polar-orbiting meteorological satellite, Metop-C, and started flight operations of a constellation of three Metop satellites.

Environment - Sep 24, 2018

Making best use of satellite data for sustainable development will be discussed by attendees of this week's EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa About 170 participants from national meteorological and hydrological services, government agencies and regional institutions in more than 50 African nations are attending the 13th biennial forum in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Astronomy - Environment - Jun 20, 2018
Astronomy - Environment

Designed for a three-to-five-year mission, the joint U.S./European Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) on the Jason-2 satellite has now made more than 47,000 trips around our home planet, measuring sea level change across the globe, observing ocean currents, studying climate phenomena such as El Nino and La Nina, and monitoring the long-term rise in global mean sea level.

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