About this blog

This blog has been set up by EUMETSAT to provide news and information about the use of satellite data for weather, ocean, atmosphere and climate monitoring.

Blog posts focus on the use of satellites to collect data and are non-political and are intended for a general audience.

We encourage you to engage with us, sharing and commenting on the posts we make.


The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites is an intergovernmental organisation based in Darmstadt, Germany, currently with 30 Member States.

EUMETSAT operates the geostationary satellites Meteosat-9, -10 and -11 over Europe and Africa, and Meteosat-8 over the Indian Ocean.

It also operates two Metop polar-orbiting satellites as part of the Initial Joint Polar System (IJPS) shared with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

EUMETSAT is also a partner in the cooperative high precision ocean altimetry Jason missions involving Europe and the United States (Jason-2, Jason-3 and Jason-CS/Sentinel-6).

And EUMETSAT is playing a key role in the EU’s Copernicus Programme, operating the Sentinel-3 satellites, with ESA support, and delivering the marine data and also operating and delivering products from the Sentinel-4, and Sentinel-5 instruments, and the Sentinel-6 satellites.

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