Latest European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites Stories
Following the eruption of Icelandâ€™s Eyjafjallajoekull volcano that spewed huge amounts of ash and grounded numerous flights, more than 50 experts from around the world gathered at a workshop to discuss what has been learned and identify future opportunities for volcanic ash monitoring.
The tendering process that will result in the supply of Europe's next series of meteorological satellites, Meteosat Third Generation, has reached an advanced stage as ESA invites Thales Alenia Space to enter formal contract negotiations.
Since the launch of the first Meteosat in 1977, 33 years of imagery combined with increasing computer power have given meteorologists the tools to improve weather forecasting, with direct benefits for us.
Europeâ€™s series of Meteosat satellites has been improving the accuracy of weather forecasts for over 30 years.
In an effort to monitor the behavior of the world's oceans, Europe has committed to build the next Jason altimeter spacecraft -- a decision that should guarantee the continuation of a remarkable 18-year record of sea-surface shape until late in the decade.
The decision of who will construct the next generation of weather satellites, or Meteosats, for Europe has been postponed three months.
European nations were granted only a few more weeks to find funding for a key Earth observation satellite.
NASA mission managers are assessing options for future operations of the venerable QuikScat satellite following the age-related failure of a mechanism that spins the scatterometer antenna.
ESA and EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, signed on 20 July a Framework Agreement on the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) Program.
Using radiation measurements obtained by the MetOp satellite, scientists have produced the first complete map of global ammonia emissions â€“ a pollutant of key environmental concern.
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