J22.4 The EUMETSAT Satellite Programmes—Providing Continuity for the Future (Invited Presentation)

Tuesday, 9 January 2018: 9:30 AM
Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Kenneth Holmlund, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany; and P. Schlüssel, R. Stuhlmann, B. Bojkov, R. Munro, D. Klaes, F. Montagner, J. Grandell, and D. Just

The backbone of meteorological satellite observations by Europe are today provided by the EUMETSAT geostationary Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) and EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS) programmes. The continuity of the observations provided by these missions are secured through the Meteosat Third (MTG) and EPS-Second Generation (EPS-SG) programmes until 2040 and beyond. In addition EUMETSAT operates the European Commission Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission and provides the data over the oceans and EUMETSAT is also providing data from the Jason satellites.

This presentation gives and update on the status of these satellite programmes, recent improvements to the data and products. The product services provided by EUMETSAT are generated in a distributed application ground segment, including the EUMETSAT Satellite Application Facilities, which are now in their third Continuous Development and Operations Phase.

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