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An update on EUMETSAT programmes and plans
Author(s): K. Dieter Klaes; Kenneth Holmlund
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Paper Abstract

EUMETSAT supports operational meteorology and climate monitoring with its mandatory programmes, in the geostationary and polar sun-synchronous orbits. Optional programmes support further tasks like altimetry and oceanography. Satellite data from other agencies’ satellites which are of interest to the user community are provided through third party programmes. This paper provides an overview over current EUMETSAT programmes, and the status and plans of future systems. This includes the mandatory geostationary and polar systems, as well as third party and Oceanography missions. Programmes currently under development are the Meteosat Third Generation and EPS Second Generation programmes and also the Oceanography missions related to Jason and Copernicus. Related services are addressed as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2015
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9607, Earth Observing Systems XX, 96071I (8 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2187805
Show Author Affiliations
K. Dieter Klaes, EUMETSAT (Germany)
Kenneth Holmlund, EUMETSAT (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9607:
Earth Observing Systems XX
James J. Butler; Xiaoxiong (Jack) Xiong; Xingfa Gu, Editor(s)

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