May 16, 2017

EUMETSAT to host an Information Day on crucial data access procurement

The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) will hold an information day for European industry on the procurement process for a key data access element of the EU’s Copernicus environment monitoring programme, at its Darmstadt headquarters on 1 June.

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The European Commission has agreed that EUMETSAT, together with the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring (CAMS) and Climate Change Monitoring (C3S) Services operated by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and with the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS), operated by Mercator Océan, should develop one instance of the Copernicus Data and Information Access Services (DIAS) platforms.

The platform would be one of the functional elements of the Copernicus Integrated Ground Segment, funded by the EU.

The event will provide information to European industry on how EUMETSAT, the ECMWF and Mercator Océan will procure their DIAS and explain its development and implementation logic.

The DIAS Information Day to Industry will be held on the 1st of June 2017 at EUMETSAT Headquarters, starting at 10:00 and finishing at 16:00 with the purpose to:

  • Inform Industry about the intended DIAS development and its implementation logic;
  • Present the intended procurement approach, including tentative schedule for release of the ITTs following their approval by the European Commission;
  • Leave ample time for clarifications and feedback on the concept and procurement approach.

Those interested in attending the information day should register by 31 May at this link

Details about the information day can be found here. Documentation presented at the information day may be accessed by registering on EUMETSAT’s Invitation to Tender System, EUMITS.