EOcafe: EUMETSAT & EO Industry: Creating Opportunities together?

EUMETSAT & EO Industry 

Creating Opportunities together? 

Thursday 29th September 2022, 16:00-17:00 CEST 

EUMETSAT is the European operational satellite agency for monitoring weather, climate and  the environment from space. It is an intergovernmental organisation based in Darmstadt,  Germany, currently with 30 Member States. It operates a system of meteorological satellites  that observe the atmosphere and ocean and land surfaces – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  This data is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation’s Member and  Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide. EUMETSAT also plays an  important role in several initiatives key to the European Earth Observation Industry such as  Copernicus, WEKEO and Destination Earth. More specific: 

Eumetsat is an entrusted entity and key player in the EU Copernicus programme. 

EUMETSAT operates the ocean-monitoring Sentinel-3 and Sentinel-6 missions. The  atmosphere-monitoring Sentinel-4 and Sentinel-5 instruments will be flown aboard  EUMETSAT’s Meteosat Third Generation and EUMETSAT Polar System – Second  Generation satellites. EUMETSAT also will play a key role in future Copernicus carbon 

monitoring and polar-monitoring missions because its expertise and long-term data records are  important inputs for the Copernicus programme’s climate services. 

Eumetsat works closely with other Copernicus EE’s specifically, ECMWF, EEA and Mercator  Ocean who, together have developed the WEKEO data information and access service (DIAS)  to provide fast and easy access to Copernicus data and products. 

EUMETSAT is also a core partner along with ECMWF and ESA for the European Union’s  Destination Earth (DestinE) initiative to create digital twins of the entire Earth system.  EUMETSAT will have end-to-end responsibility for the multi-cloud data lake underpinning  DestinE, including its design, establishment, testing and operations, and provision of an online  inventory.. For more details about Destination Earth, you can follow here the dedicated EOcafe. 

As an operational agency, EUMETSAT already works closely with the EO industry both for  the provision of infrastructure (spacecraft and cloud storage) and for the exploitation of the 

products being generated. Looking to the future, EUMETSAT is conducting and supporting  research into new technologies for which a dedicated Horizon Earth activity is foreseen. 

If you want to know more about EUMETSAT’s main activities and better understand its link  to the European Earth Observation industry join the discussion between our host Geoff  SAWYER (EARSC Strategic Advisor and former Secretary General) and our guest Paul COUNET (Head of Strategy, Communication and International Relations and Chef de Cabinet at EUMETSAT).  

Some of the key topics which they will be addressed during this EOcafe include the following:  • What are the main priorities of EUMETSAT for the coming years? 

• How does EUMETSAT think the EO industry can play a stronger role? • How is the development of DestinE initiative being organised so far? 

• What should the industry do to be able to exploit the results of the project in a  commercial environment? – and when? 

Registration: The webinar is open to ALL, but priority will be given to EARSC  members. Registration is free but compulsory. Please click on the following link to register. 

Registration link 

Please note this is a virtual event!  

EOcafe is part of a series of EARSC meetings that offer timely, relevant, and practical  information on a broad variety of topics related to the EO sector. Join us fortnightly to discuss  and network while enjoying a cup of coffee with friends.  


• The use of a video camera is not mandatory but is encouraged to facilitate better  interaction among the attendees and the guest speaker(s).  

• The EOcafe will stay open after 17:00 in case our guests want to continue the  discussion.  

• By registering for this event, you accept the terms and conditions (https://earsc.org/wp  content/uploads/2021/03/EARSC_Events_GDPR.pdf). 

If you have any questions, and/or you want to know more about the EOcafe, and/or you want  to share an idea about a future EOcafe, please contact Natassa (Natassa.Antoniou@earsc.org).

Author: EARSC

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