Tag: SAF

2019 – Another record-breaking year for our planet

It’s been impossible to ignore the headlines over the summer, bringing news of scorching temperatures, devastating wildfires and worrying predictions for the future of our planet.

/ 22 August 2019

A closer look at Satellite Application Facilities with SAF Network Manager, Lothar Schüller

Meet Lothar Schüller. Lothar’s role at EUMETSAT is "Satellite Application Facility (SAF) Network Manager" - what’s a SAF, you say? Lothar reveals all during our chat.

/ 12 August 2019

Using satellites for climate research

For the past 20 years, the DWD (Deutscher Wetterdienst – the German National Meteorological Service) has been working with a group of experts, using satellite data to monitor the climate and to record changes. The Satellite Application Facility on Climate...

/ 28 May 2019

Arctic sea ice reaches sixth-lowest minimum

In the same week that representatives from 195 countries are meeting in South Korea to discuss a special report on global warming (see below), new information has been released about one of the key indicators of climate change – the...

/ 5 October 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

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

Rain in Spain? Look to the Pacific

Most of us take the accuracy of weather forecasts for granted, not giving too much thought to the science, technology and global cooperation behind the information we receive.

/ 6 February 2018