Category: Climate

News and information about global climate science.

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

A celestial pas de trois

The Flight Operations teams at EUMETSAT’s Darmstadt headquarters are carrying out an intricate, nearly two-month-long process to reposition three of Europe’s crucial Meteosat meteorological satellites.

/ 1 February 2018

Taking stock of the global climate

The Paris agreement might draw the limelight but another collaborative global effort is bringing crucial understanding to our planet’s changing climate.

/ 1 December 2017

Huge iceberg breaks off Larsen ice shelf in Antarctica

A massive iceberg, about three times the size of London, split off from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf sometime between 10 and 12 July 2017.

/ 24 July 2017

Sea ice on the move and how satellites help us track it

Thomas Lavergne from MET Norway talks about tracking the movement of sea ice from space and why it’s so important, not least for polar bears.

/ 26 June 2017

An ocean of data in action

Join scientists and engineers at EUMETSAT for a weekend exploring ocean data without getting your feet wet on 9-11 June 2017

/ 1 June 2017

A year of Sea Surface Temperature

Anne O’Carroll talks us through this mesmerising animation describing a year of sea surface temperature (SST) in 2016.

/ 18 April 2017

Observing wildfire smoke plumes from space

Recent wildfires in Chile had a devastating impact on the country, its people and the environment.

/ 16 February 2017

A year of polar ice

Analysing how Arctic and Antarctic sea ice extent changed during the year.

/ 30 January 2017