Discipline: Earth Sciences
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.
Today, after a comprehensive review, EUMETSAT and the other European and US partners of the Jason-CS/Sentinel-6 programme confirmed readiness of all systems and teams for the launch and operations of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite.
Darmstadt, 2 July, 2020 - The Council of Europe's operational satellite agency for weather and climate, EUMETSAT, has appointed Philip Evans as the organisation's next Director-General for a five-year term, starting on 1 January 2021.
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.
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.
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.
Meeting on 30 June in virtual configuration, the Council of Europe's operational satellite agency for weather and climate, EUMETSAT, approved the transition plan from the second to the third generation of Meteosat geostationary satellites for 2022-2026.
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.
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.
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.
SWiCA Conference Technology today won the Prolight + Sound Sinus Systems Integration Award for its work on EUMETSAT's new control room. The control room incorporates the latest technology to provide a more flexible, energy-efficient and secure workplace that is also more dynamic and productive for spacecraft and ground segment controllers.
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