EUMETSAT User Days 2022
EUMETSAT is planning the User Days on its next-generation satellite programmes Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) and EUMETSAT Polar System Second Generation (EPS-SG) as an in-person event on 31 May – 2 June 2022 in Darmstadt, Germany.
With the first MTG imaging satellite due for launch in late 2022, operational services need to ascertain their readiness to access and process data products and learn how to most effectively use them.
Further, over the coming five years, MTG and EPS-SG will deliver novel data with massive potential for advancing weather, climate and Earth system research, as well as to enhance operational forecasting. Several of the missions are new for the European user community, such as the geostationary lightning and infrared sounding missions, or the ice-cloud imaging mission in polar orbit.
The three-day event is planned to be dominated by panel discussions, technical exhibitions, exchange of knowledge and experience, hands-on and brainstorming sessions among participants. This will be facilitated by roundtable-type exchange among participants on the themes identified in the agenda and in the pre-event survey questionnaire.
EUMETSAT plans to use the output of these discussions to raise the awareness for these priorities by research funding bodies such as the European Commission RTD and national funding agencies. Interested MS representatives will be able to use the output for approaching their national funding agencies.
For more information, visit EUMETSAT webpage: www.eumetsat.int