Why we need Metop-C – Observations from polar orbit benefit weather forecasting and climate monitoring on Earth

While Metop-C gets prepared for lift-off on the morning of 7 November, let’s take the time to look at the reasons for launching and operating such a complex system. What are the benefits for weather forecasting and climate monitoring? Why...

/ 21 September 2018

Almost ready for flight – Metop-C launch campaign in stand-by

Metop-C, EUMETSAT’s polar-orbiting meteorological satellite, is being prepared for launch in November from Kourou, French Guiana.

/ 27 August 2018

Forecasting fires – from Monchique to Mozambique and beyond

Is it possible to predict where a wildfire is likely to start? Or to say how ferociously it will burn before it has even ignited? Can satellite observations help?

/ 22 August 2018

Assembling Metop-C for launch

If you’ve been following our blog, you’ll know Metop-C safely arrived in Kourou, French Guiana, aboard three massive Antonov cargo planes.

/ 10 August 2018

C’s the day! Metop-C launch campaign begins

Metop-C – soon to become the latest addition to EUMETSAT’s fleet of meteorological satellites – is currently in Kourou, French Guiana, being prepared for launch in November.

/ 13 July 2018

Mapping carbon monoxide to aid air quality forecasts

Carbon monoxide is an odourless, colourless gas normally present in low concentrations in the air we breathe.

/ 3 July 2018

How satellites can help detect impending droughts

In this era of seeming plenty, it’s shocking to learn that almost 124 million people faced crisis levels of food insecurity last year.

/ 12 June 2018

Out-of-this-world imagery of our planet’s “lungs”

Today (8 June) is World Oceans Day and EUMETSAT is proud to bring you some out-of-this-world imagery of planet Earth’s oceans and seas.

/ 8 June 2018

Becoming weather ready and climate smart

“Weather ready, climate smart” is the theme of this year’s World Meteorological Day. How close are we to being weather ready and climate smart? What more needs to be done? We spoke to EUMETSAT Chief Scientist Dr Kenneth Holmlund to...

/ 23 March 2018