2018 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference

2018 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference

17 to 21 September 2018 / Tallinn, Estonia

The 2018 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference in Tallin was co-organised with the Estonian Environment Agency and attracted more than 400 participants. The conference included a session on future requirements for data supporting aviation services, particularly related to the specific challenges of routing over or near the North Pole, by Air Navigation Services Finland CEO Raine Luojus.

Weather forecasting for Baltic or Nordic areas was the subject of a presentation from Gunnar Noer, of the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

Also high on the agenda were preparations for the next generations of EUMETSAT’s meteorological satellites — Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) and EPS-SG, the successor to Metop.

“The EUMETSAT conference is a unique forum for scientists and users of satellite meteorological data from meteorological and other Earth Observation satellites to meet with peers and exchange views,” EUMETSAT Director-General Alain Ratier said.

Preparations also began for the next EUMETSAT conference, which will be a joint conference with the American Meteorological Society to be held in Boston in October 2019.